The best place to start this guide to customisation in MyChoicePad is by looking at existing Concepts. This will ease you in to customisation before you start creating new concepts yourself!
If you click on a concept from the Library, this will bring you to the concept details screen.
Any of the concepts in the Library can be customised. To do so you will need to make a copy of the concept first. This way you will always have the original Makaton concept available too. You will be able to make as many customised copies of a concept as you like.
To customise an existing concept, simply open the Library and tap on the concept that you would like to customise. This will bring you to the concept details screen. Then tap on the "copy" button on the top right of the screen in order to enter edit mode.
Tip: You know when you're in edit mode when the menu bar at the top of the screen is purple.
In the example above, I've tapped on the "Shoes" concept and then on the "copy" button from the concept details screen. This will bring you to the edit mode.
Once you're in edit mode, you can change the image used for the concept by tapping on the current symbol. This will bring up the option to select a picture from your iPad library or take your own photo using the iPad's built in camera.
To the right of the page is the option to change the speech from a male voice (Graham) to a female voice (Lucy). You can also record your own voice by tapping on the "User +" button. This will open up a voice recorder. Simply press "Record" to start recording and "Stop" when you're done.
In this example, I've replaced the symbol for Shoe with a photo of my shoes, using the iPad's built in camera. I've also recorded my own voice to replace the pre-recorded voice!
Can I change it back?! Yes!
Don't worry, it's easy to undo any changes you make.
To change the audio back, simply re-choose Graham or Lucy.
To get back to the original Makaton symbol, simply delete the picture you inserted by tapping on it and selecting "Delete Image". As you will see, this means the symbol reverts back to the original Makaton Symbol.