Information/Resources…

Resources
Legal rights: PODD© is a registered trademark of ©2014 Gayle Porter.
Using and training PODD:

Rules for the use of and teaching PODD:

  • Purchased resources may be used in own institution, and the templates can be used and edited to produce PODD communication books for users of the institution.
  • In order to provide PODD courses, the trainer must be certified by Gayle Porter. Further information on the conditions and the certification process can be obtained from Gayle Porter. podd@cpec.org.au
Reading about and obtaining PODD:

PODD at CPEC www.cpec.org.au/podd.html (English)

Handouts about PODD from ISAAC-International: www.lindaburkhart.com (English)

Introduction to Gayle Porters work with PODD: www.isaac.no/fagstoff (Norwegian) Inspiration and practical experience with PODD: www.podd.dk (Danish/Norwegian)

Obtaining PODD (internationally):

English edition; 3 CD’s, including theory book as PDF.
www.inclusive.co.uk (A4 page size)
www.spectronics.com (A4 page size or US Letter page size)

Danish edition; 2 CD’s + printed theory book.
www.podd.dk (A4 page size)

Obtaining PODD (in US/Canada)

PODD templates for Printed Books are designed as BoardMaker files need BoardMaker to read, edit or print the templates. These files use the PCS images. Users must obtain Boardmaker v. 5 or higher + Addendum libraries.. They are also compatible with BoardMaker Studio and BoardMaker Online. BoardMaker and/or the PODD templates
can be purchased via a local distributor or from

PODD printed books and electronic file page sets can be created and use from sim PODD. The app allows both printing and electronic use from an iPad. These files use the SymbolStix symbol images. Information on the APP and can be downloaded off the Apple Store

PODD Electronic Page Sets can be downloaded from

Jabbla Techonlogy - this requires the MIND EXPRESS app in order to open up the PODD page sets. The symbols use on these page sets are the PCS symbols. Information on Mind Express compatible PODD

Smartbox Assistive Technology - this requires the GRID app in order to open the PODD page sets. The symbols used on these page sets are the PCS Symbols.

Information on GRID compatible PODD pages

TobiiDynavox/Mayer-Johnson 

PODD developer:

Gayle Porter is a Speech Pathologist with more than 30 years hands-on experience working with people who have complex communication needs. Gayle works at CPEC (Cerebral Palsy Education Centre) in Melbourne, Australia.

She has developed the Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) communication books and page sets for speech generating devices.