From Tico Project - Communicative interactive boards
WELCOME TO THE TICO WEBSITE!!
TICO is the 'Project of the month' of SourceForge, december 2011
TICO (an acronym of the Spanish Tableros Interactivos de COmunicación) is a tool for the design and execution of interactive communication boards.
The tool is composed of two different applications: the Editor and the Interpreter.
- With the Editor you can design boards containing cell-items, which can be related to images, sounds, environment control as well as some navigation links among the set of boards contained in a TICO project. A set of related boards is organised in what is called a "TICO project".
- Once designed, a TICO project can be executed (interpreted) with the Interpreter. In the execution, an automatic browsing can be organised so that the cells are visited according to the pre-defined browsing order. When a mouse click is generated over the active cell, the set of associated actions is then executed. This makes it very easy to prepare different environments that can help disabled people to communicate. Of course, also a manual browsing is possible.
The installer can be downloaded from the "Downloads" link on this website.
TICO has been developed as a joint effort of the Dept. of Computer Science and Systems Engineering of the University of Zaragoza and the Public School for Special Education Alborada, belonging to the government of the region of Aragon. This collaboration has as its main aim the development of hardware and software tools to help physically or mentally disabled people.
One of the objectives is to make the tools available to as many people as possible. Therefore, the tools are available for free and distributed under GNU GPL licence, versión 3, at the disposal of any private individuals or institutions.
Currently, the project is supported by the Department of Education, Culture and Sports of the "Diputación General de Aragón".