COMPIC is a set of computer generated line drawings. It is a library of clear and easily understood drawings, called pictographs, which convey information. Pictographs are the visual representation of a word or a concept. They are black and white or coloured symbols that represent approximately 1800 words and concepts. It comes on a CD Rom
* Pictographs can be used by people with communication difficulties due to physical disability or acquired head injury, people with poor literacy skills or english as their second language
* User friendly programmes have been designed for teachers, parents,
therapists and assistants
* COMPIC pictographs are based on international symbol conventions and represent a wide range of concepts, activities and objects
* The CD-ROM installs directly on to your computer. It is compatible for use with Boardmaker and other pictographic sets such as PCS (Picture Communication Symbols) and Softpics
*The software allows the pictographs to be formatted to create a wide variety of resources and documents in a professional manner. This allows people without communication and literacy skills to access written information through a visual representation.
*One screen presents a picking list, a preview of the word, the actual aid being created and the properties box for changing the font, text etc.
* Software CD is suitable for Windows 98 and XP only
Software CD Suitable for Windows 98 and XP only
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Some assistive technology needs to meet Australian or other standards. Standards may relate to materials, manufacturing and installation. Products that meet Australian or international standards will have written certification. To find out if a product meets Australian Standards ask the supplier to show you the certificate. For more information about standards also see
Many of the items on the ILC NSW website are categorised as a Medical Device. Medical devices that are approved for use in Australia have been entered into a national database called the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG), which is maintained by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). You can ask the supplier for the ARTG number for the device you wish to purchase and search the ARTG for the entry. To access information on the ARTG visit www.tga.gov.au
When buying a medical device it is advisable to only choose a medical device that is recommended by a healthcare professional and has been included on the ARTG.