Next generation of Boardmaker moves away from Adobe Flash.
Boardmaker has been innovating in special education since 1989. From black and white PCS® to the first color symbols, and from print-only solutions to interactive activities on an iPad, we’re proud of the advances that we’ve made to make communication and learning accessible to more people.
Boardmaker continues to evolve to meet the needs of our customers. One change that’s on the horizon is related to the technology that powers Boardmaker Online, Adobe Flash. Adobe announced that they will no longer be supporting Flash after December 2020. The only aspects of Boardmaker Online that utilize Adobe Flash are the Online Editor and Online Student Center. Other Boardmaker products are not dependent on Adobe Flash. In anticipation of this, we have been hard at work creating the next generation of Boardmaker software, which will be released before the end of 2020.
Our goal is to make the transition to the new generation of Boardmaker as seamless as possible for our customers. It will be available at no cost for current Boardmaker Online subscribers, and at a low-cost for those who own Boardmaker v6 or later versions, Boardmaker Plus!, Boardmaker SDP, or any version of Boardmaker Studio.
As part of our mission to constantly improve the Boardmaker experience for our customers, we are not just removing Flash, but using this as an opportunity to make Boardmaker even easier and more convenient. When released, Boardmaker Online subscribers will have access to installed versions of the Boardmaker editor and the Boardmaker Student Center that run on Macs, PCs and Chromebooks. It will no longer rely on a browser. We are also developing a clean and familiar user interface that is highly intuitive and is being rigorously tested by Boardmaker users before release. If you are interested in participating in user testing, please complete this form http://bit.ly/2IqVZC0 and if you qualify, we will contact you.
Our Boardmaker customers may experience the sunsetting of Adobe Flash in different ways. Here’s what you can do and how we will support you:
Whether you are a new or existing Boardmaker customer, we’re excited for you to experience the next generation of Boardmaker in 2020!