SymbolSupport iPad App

A program for customizing documents to support student reading comprehension and writing


Due to product updates and improvements, this app is currently unavailable. Check here for future updates in 2019!


Product Features:

  • Automatically adds symbols above or below words as they are typed
  • Uses iPad’s voice recognition feature if user verbalizes text
  • Reads text aloud with word-by-word highlighting
  • Works as an assistive writing tool for students
  • Allows changes to auto-assigned images 
Product Name Item No. Price
SymbolSupport App APP-SYM-07W $40.00
SymbolSupport - 5 Apps APP-SYM-57W $225.00
SymbolSupport - 20 Apps APP-SYM-207W $600.00



SymbolSupport App is an editing program that allows you to effortlessly add symbols to your text, while SymbolReader is a free app that displays these symbolized documents. Both apps read the documents with a high-quality text-to-speech voice and word-by-word highlighting. This support helps your students better understand class assignments. The apps are compatible with the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

SymbolSupport automatically adds symbols to text as you type, either above or below the words. The Slater Literacy Support Pictures™ provides thousands of quality symbols. Change the auto-assigned image to a different symbol, or use a photo from your camera roll or the Internet. Custom symbols are saved for future use.

Then, share documents by: (1) downloading the free SymbolReader app on your students’ iPads (or iPhones/iPods)(see Free Version tab above), (2) sending the documents wirelessly or via email, and (3) opening the documents on the students’ iPads. Create as many documents as you like. Want to symbolize preexisting written material? No problem. Simply copy and paste the text directly into SymbolSupport. Symbols are added automatically, and you’re ready to edit or share

Additional Features: 

  • Type text or copy and paste existing text to add symbols automatically
  • Access two complete symbol libraries that provide 6000 images
  • Create custom symbols with photos from your camera roll or the built-in Internet image search
  • Use iCloud storage so you can edit documents on different devices
  • Create PDFs of symbolized documents
  • Transfer documents wirelessly
  • Share your documents with anyone who has the free SymbolReader app 
  • Send documents to AirPrint


 Compatible with iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, iOS 7.1 or later.

This app is available for download on the App Store. You can also buy it directly from us and here’s how it works: We have free and full versions of our apps at the App Store. The free apps have an in-app purchase option to upgrade to the full version. Attainment will provide an Access Code in a subsequent email so you can convert the free app to the full-featured version.

When ordering apps directly from us, please include the email address(es) of the end-user(s).

We also offer mix and match same-priced apps to reach quantity discounts.


Additional Info

Additional Info

Age Group Pre-K, Elementary, Secondary, Transition, Older Adult
Subject Assistive Technology
Platform iOS
Downloadable No
License 1 device license

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