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PCS® Licensing

PCS Licensing

Use PCS® for your next project

Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) by Tobii Dynavox are available for licensing to anyone wishing to add these powerful and popular symbols to their product, website, book, app, playground, jewelry, presentation, movie, or other unique application. Selling or giving away materials using PCS in paper or electronic form, unless for the sole benefit of the student/clients you serve is illegal without the permission.

Get a Maker License to legally distribute PCS

Getting a Maker License assures copyright compliance and allows you to advertise as an official licensed PCS publisher. In order to get a Maker License you must own Boardmaker software or have a subscription. Please note, once you have submitted your application it will take 10 to 15 business days for processing

Free

Public Service Materials

Distribute activities in PDF format for public service materials such as writing a book, placing on a website, or illustrating support materials.

Personal ($37.70/yr)

Selling Individual Creations

Are you a prolific “maker” hoping to sell your symbol creations for a profit? This licenses covers individual sale of products using PCS.

Business

Commercial Use

If you are a business that plans to introduce products that use PCS symbols, you will need a customized business account.

Already own Boardmaker?

PCS® Policies if you already own a Boardmaker Product

Schools

If software is purchased by a school or school district, it must be provided to teachers or therapists. Those individuals may use the PCS materials with individuals on his/her caseload. Sharing the software between multiple instructors is illegal.

Hospitals

If software is purchased for a hospital, it may be shared by a group of therapists. Those therapists may use the PCS by Tobii Dynavox materials with the patients of the hospital. Sharing the software between multiple hospitals is illegal.

Individuals

If software is purchased by an individual, that individual may use the PCS by Tobii Dynavox materials with people on his/her caseload. This also means that a teacher or therapist may use the materials for students in multiple schools if the students using the materials are in his/her caseload. Sharing the software between multiple instructors is illegal.

Boardmaker activity sharing

Anyone who owns Boardmaker software and Picture Communication Symbols by Tobii Dynavox, is encouraged to share activities using the free Boardmaker Community.

For all other uses

For uses that do not conform to the guidelines above, you will need permission to use PCS by Tobii Dynavox.