Picaa platform has been designed by  Álvaro Fernández, engineer and researcher at the University of Granada, as part of his research in developing software for people with special needs. This work is included within a project entitled ”SYSTEM TO SUPPORT COMMUNICATION, LEARNING AND CONTROL OF ENVIRONMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES” the research group onSpecification, Development and Evolution of Software (GEDES) from the University of Granada, makers of augmentative communication system Sc@ut. The Pica platform development involving a multidisciplinary team:

  • Computer Science Engineers.
  • Bachelor of Science in Education.
  • Graduates in Psychology.
  • Speech therapists.
  • Special Education teachers.

Many of these professionals work in Special Education schools and they have collaborated on the design of activities and the system, carrying out the initial requirements specification and participating in the evaluation of the prototypes developed.

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