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City Playground Communication Board


City Playground Communication Board

Upgrade your city’s public spaces with the City Communication Board, a groundbreaking tool designed by Speech-Language Pathologists specializing in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). This state-of-the-art board features 72 carefully selected words and symbols, optimized for use in diverse public spaces like parks, bus stops, and community centers.

Unlike generic communication aids, our board is developed by AAC experts who understand the intricacies of effective and inclusive communication. It comes with clear, user-friendly instructions that make it a go-to resource for anyone navigating public spaces. This board is not just another signage—it’s a critical step toward ADA compliance and universal accessibility.

Offered in both English and bilingual (English and Spanish) options, the City Communication Board is perfect for cities aiming to bridge language gaps and foster a more inclusive community. Whether for casual socializing, important announcements, or emergency situations, this board serves as a reliable tool for effective communication.

Don’t miss the opportunity to make your city more inclusive and accessible. Order your customizable City Communication Board today and set a new standard for public communication in your community.

Available in both English and bilingual (English and Spanish) options, this innovative board promotes language learning and helps students develop essential communication skills, regardless of their language background. Whether it’s for social interaction, communication or educational purposes, the School Playground Communication Board is an indispensable resource for creating an inclusive and dynamic playground environment.

Bring the power of effective communication and language learning to your school’s playground with the School Playground Communication Board. Experience the difference this essential tool can make in fostering positive social interactions and promoting an inclusive atmosphere for all students. Order your customizable School Playground Communication Board today and watch your students thrive!


  • 72 Expertly Chosen Words and Symbols: Developed by Speech-Language Pathologists specializing in AAC to cover a wide array of communication needs.
  • AAC Expert-Endorsed: Specifically designed to meet the high standards and guidelines set by professionals in Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
  • ADA Compliant and Universally Accessible: Makes public spaces more inclusive for individuals with communication challenges.
  • Free Speaking App Companion: Your citizens will be able to download a copy of this board that speaks directly on they mobile devices.
  • Language Options: Available in English and bilingual formats, catering to the diverse linguistic makeup of your community.
  • Encourages Community Interaction: Designed to facilitate easier and more effective communication in public spaces.
  • Fully Customizable: Tailor the board to align with your city’s specific needs and preferences.
  • Built to Endure: Made from materials that withstand outdoor conditions, ensuring long-term reliability.
  • Versatile Mounting: Easy to install on walls, poles, or other public structures.
  • Modern Design: Adds a contemporary touch to public spaces, enhancing the city’s aesthetic.


Smarty Symbols is a company that specializes in creating innovative communication tools designed and speech therapy materials to break communication barriers. Our products are designed to be used in the classroom, at home, and in the community to help bridge the communication gap.  All children deserve to feel included regardless of their different communication modes. We should make sure that public spaces are ready to accommodate all learners. We do this with our proprietary image library of 60,000 images designed for education, our classroom technology, and our new initiative in public spaces with the communication boards.

Smarty Symbols has developed a line of copyrighted communication boards for public spaces called Smarty Boards. We have designed boards for city and school playgrounds, libraries, classrooms, doctor’s offices, waiting rooms, therapy clinics, churches, recreational centers, waterparks and also healthcare communication board. It will make sure children with different communication modes feel included and can fully participate in social interactions in the playground. The board is used for all children in the playground including non-readers and early communicators.

Our board is designed to bridge the communication gap that often exists for non-speaking children and early learners in public spaces such as playgrounds. It will be used as a tool for learning and communication with their peers, teachers, and other school staff and aac device for autism. It can help them practice their language skills and build their confidence in communication.

The board is easy to use! Simply attach it to a wall or fence in the playground. Instructions and ideas for board usage are included on the board. Kids can then use the board by pointing to each word to communicate.


These boards are designed specifically for outdoor areas of schools. We have included vocabulary words that are more pertinent to this location.

  • Plastic: Durable plastic signs printed with UV ink on  or 6MM PVC plastic (sintra). Long-lasting signs for indoor or outdoor use! Estimated Lifespan:5+ years with proper placement and care. Our plastic boards can be placed on wood back post or attached to fences with zip ties or other methods.
  • Wooden: Weather resistant wooden signs printed using a four-color UV printing process on high-density fiberboard. Four color process, eco-friendly, weather, fade and abrasion resistant UV ink. .5” thick (about the thickness of 127 sheets of copy paper)
  • Aluminum: Made from 3mm aluminum sheets sandwiching a solid polyethylene core, our aluminum signs are weather-resistant and perfect for water activity environments. They are printed with eco-friendly, weather, fade, and abrasion-resistant UV ink, and an optional extra UV protection glossy layer can be added for further protection.

Estimated Lifespan:5+ years with proper placement and care.


Since these boards will be available to the public, we found it very important to address some existing challenges on the board. Each board contains instructions with guidance to families that will be interacting with the child. The boards also include awareness about the importance of early intervention, for families and caregivers who may not yet be familiar with the free resources available in the community.

  1. Point to the symbols/words while you talk. It will help your child develop and expand language.
  2. If your child points to a particular picture, say the meaning of that picture out loud. For example: If your child points to the “cold” picture. Your could ask “Oh! Are you cold?” Or you could make a comment: ” Thats’ right! It is a cold day!”. Have fun!
  3. Are you concerned about your child’s speech, language or communication? You don’t have to wait. Contact an Early Childhood Center (ECI) or your public school district for an evaluation.





Medium ( 27×18 inches), Large (36 x 24 inches), X-Large (45 x30 inches)


English Only, Fully Bilingual (Spanish + English), Bilingual other languages (I will provide translation)

Background Color

White, Red, Blue, Green, Orange, Brown, Purple, Navy, Gray, Match my logo color

Edit Vocabulary

No, Change up to 5 words ($180), Change up to 10 words ($300)

Custom Symbol Design

No custom symbol, 1 icon ($180), 2 icons ($340), 3 icons ($540)

Double sided

No, Yes, add same design on both sides

Number of attachment holes

4 on corners, 6 (corners and middle top/bottom)

Add qr code

No, Yes, I will provide a QR code to be included on design


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