Playground Communication Boards by Smarty Symbols

FAQs about Communication Boards

Here, you’ll find answers to the most commonly asked questions about our innovative communication tools. Our goal is to help you understand how these boards can enhance communication, learning, and play in various settings, from school playgrounds to community parks.

What is the different between both playground communication board designs for schools?

The main difference between the two playground communication board designs for schools is the number of words included on the board. The School Playground Communication Board features a total of 78 words and is designed for elementary schools from kindergarten to 5th grade, while the Simplified School Playground Communication Board features a total of 55 words and is designed specifically for pre-K playground environments. Both boards are weather-resistant, fully customizable, and promote communication and social interaction among students. The School Playground Communication Board includes a wider range of vocabulary words and is suitable for a broader age range of students, while the Simplified School Playground Communication Board is designed with younger students in mind and features essential vocabulary words that are most relevant to pre-K playground settings.

What are Playground Communication Boards by Smarty Symbols?

Playground Communication Boards by Smarty Symbols are custom designed communication boards designed to make spaces more inclusive for all communicators. They utilize our diverse and inclusive library of symbols to support effective learning and interaction.

Can I customize the symbols on the communication boards?

Absolutely! Customization is at the heart of Smarty Symbols. You can select from over 60,000 images in our Smarty Symbols Image Library to tailor the communication boards to your specific educational requirements.

Where can I purchase Playground Communication Boards?

You can purchase our Communication Boards directly from our website. You can also send a purchase order or request a quote using our contact form.

Are there training or support materials available for using the communication boards?

Yes, we provide a range of support materials and training guides to help you make the most out of your Communication Boards. These resources are designed to help you implement and use our products effectively in your educational settings.

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Yes, organizations can certainly request a custom quote for multiple communication boards. Smarty Symbols understands the unique needs of different organizations and is committed to providing tailored solutions that best meet their requirements.

To request a custom quote for multiple boards, simply contact the Smarty Symbols team with the details of your needs, including the number of boards, desired customization options, and any specific preferences or requirements. The team will work closely with you to develop a customized package that offers the best value and meets your organization’s needs.

By offering custom quotes for multiple boards, Smarty Symbols ensures that organizations can effectively implement communication boards throughout their facilities while benefiting from potential cost savings and personalized service.

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Yes, Smarty Symbols gladly accepts purchase orders from governmental organizations, including schools and cities. To submit a purchase order, please follow the instructions on our website or reach out to our customer support team for guidance. Upon receiving your purchase order, we will promptly contact you to gather any necessary details and initiate the design process. This ensures a seamless procurement experience for schools and organizations while adhering to their internal purchasing procedures.

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To purchase any product visit our website and follow the ordering process. Once your order is placed, our team will begin preparing your customized sign, and it will be shipped directly to your school. If you have any questions or need assistance during the ordering process, our customer support team is available to help.

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The time it takes to receive your communication boards from Smarty Symbols depends on several factors, such as the design process, manufacturing, and shipping time.

  1. Design process: After placing your order and providing the necessary customization details, the design team will create the layout for your board. This process typically takes around 4 to 5 days. Once the design is completed, a PDF proof will be sent to you for approval or any requested modifications. The production won’t begin until you are satisfied with the design and have approved the proof.
  2. Manufacturing: Once the design is approved, the manufacturing process begins. This usually takes about 4 days to complete, depending on the material and customization options selected.
  3. Shipping: Shipping time varies depending on your location. Boards are shipped free to all continental US and Canada addresses. Keep in mind that the delivery time will depend on the shipping carrier and any potential delays or issues that may arise during transit.

In summary, it may take approximately 2-3 weeks from the time you place your order until you receive your communication boards, considering the design, manufacturing, and shipping processes. However, this timeline is an estimate and may vary based on your specific circumstances.

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There are several funding ideas to consider for implementing communication boards in public city playgrounds. Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Grants: Apply for grants from local, state, or federal government agencies, as well as private foundations that support accessible and inclusive play spaces.
  2. Sponsorships: Partner with local businesses or larger corporations to sponsor the cost of the communication boards. In exchange, you could offer to include their logo on the board or acknowledge their support through other promotional means.
  3. Crowd-funding: Launch a crowd-funding campaign on platforms like GoFundMe or Kickstarter to raise funds from the community. This not only helps finance the project but also raises awareness about the importance of accessible playgrounds.
  4. Fundraising events: Organize community events such as bake sales, charity runs, or silent auctions to raise funds for the project. This can help engage the community and create a sense of ownership and pride in the playground.
  5. Collaborate with non-profits: Partner with non-profit organizations that focus on accessibility, inclusion, or special education to jointly apply for grants or pool resources for the project.
  6. Budget allocation: Work with the city council or relevant governmental bodies to allocate a portion of the city’s budget towards inclusive playground projects, including the installation of communication boards.

By exploring these funding options, you can secure the necessary resources to install communication boards in public city playgrounds, promoting inclusion and accessibility for all children.

Discover the ease and simplicity of ordering a Smarty Symbols Playground Communication Board for your city park. Our website allows you to choose from a variety of communication board designs for city parks and customize to your specific needs for an instant quote. Payment options include purchase orders from cities or credit card payments. Our team will guide you through the design process and provide step-by-step installation guidelines. Ensure inclusive and accessible parks for all children, including non-speaking children, with Smarty Symbols. Contact us today to learn more.

We love when cities are interested in becoming more inclusive. Here are the steps to making sure your city parks have a communication board:

  1. Visit our website: Choose the communication board design for city parks, select your customization options, and generate an instant quote on screen. You can even make the initial purchase directly on the website using a credit card.
  2. Reach out to us: If you need assistance, a member of our team will be happy to advise you on board selection and provide you with a custom quote.
  3. Payment options: We accept purchase orders from cities and also allow for credit card payments.
  4. Design process: Once payment is received, a member of our team will reach out to gather resources for the board design, including your city logo, park name and location, color options, and any additional customizations.
  5. Proof and production: Our design team will create a proof of the final design for your approval and feedback. Once approved, production of the communication board will begin and take 3 to 7 days.
  6. Shipping and installation: The boards are shipped free of charge and come with step-by-step installation guidelines.
  7. Final invoice and promotion: After receiving the board, we will issue a final invoice for payment and ask if you would like us to promote your inclusive efforts through our social media channels and with the disability community.
  8. We are dedicated to making sure that parks and playgrounds are inclusive and accessible for all children, and we are here to support you every step of the way!
warrent city proof small smartysymbols playground communication board
warrent city proof small smartysymbols playground communication board
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We offer free shipping on our communication boards to the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and most of Europe. This allows customers from various locations to take advantage of our products without worrying about additional shipping costs. We are committed to providing accessible and inclusive communication tools to as many people as possible, and offering free shipping to these regions is one way we work towards that goal. Please note that shipping times may vary depending on your location and any potential delays or issues during transit.

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