So many people would buy it if it were cheaper
As the father of an autistic son, I began seeing the pictures from Boardmaker in all of his therapy sessions and asked where they came from. The parents of my son's peers all wanted to know too...we all agreed that the product is fantastic and we each wanted to buy the software to use at home. When we found out that it costs $400, none of us did. Mayer-Johnson, if you'd cut the price to a quarter of what it currently is, you'd easily sell at least ten times more copies to parents willing to do anything to help their kids. Have your marketing people do the math, cut your price, raise your profits, and help more people to boot.
A really stupid price
I've been asking for this product for several years to work with special need students. If the many school directors said many times NO because of the price, now it's harder because of the education cuts and crise. I'm very sorry for my students..I've been considering to email you for a possible gift but i'm getting hold and start believing in "No Santa Claus" therefore I'm sorry I must find anyway out. Consider to lower your prices. Help Children with fewer conditions
I am a single mom of 2 boys, one of which was just diagnosed as autistic. His resource teach uses this product for visual aid and highly recommends it. It appears to be an awesome product that would really help my son...BUT $400??? Most people don't just have that kind of money laying around, especially single moms with special needs children. There should be some sort of sliding scale, fee waivers, anything that would make it affordable to parents.
Love it, wish it were cheaper!!
I'm a para educator for an autism room. I downloaded the 30 day free trial so I could work at home. My district only allows so many copies due to the cost of the product, (obviously these copies only go to teachers or on school computers) It would be awesome if it was more affordable. Thinking I am going to be on the lookout for a cheaper comparable product!! I'd give it 5 stars but no simple computer program is worth what you charge.
You can be given code and only need disc once installed
Hi--we own nearly the whole library for our non-verbal son who has a device for school and home and touch screen mounted in kitxhen. We were given installation code after asking. We don't need disc each time, just code. Maybe different because in a clinic or maybe someone hasn't called.
Wish I could afford it.
I really like the Boardmaker software (I use it in my work as as EA), but I also have a son with autism and there is no way I can afford the disk. Why is there not a cheaper price for parents of special needs children? Most things have a professional price and a cheaper price for non-professionals. I gave the product five stars, but had to subtract two stars for the price.
I'd give it 5 starts except for the CD requirement.
I love Boardmaker! I wanted to buy a personal copy to work on student visuals at home BUT I don't have CD/DVD drive in my MacAir. I suppose I could buy an external drive...but I'm really trying to own less stuff. Mayer-Johnson, please, "get with the times." Or maybe someone else can offer some competition. : )
difficult for professionals who use it infrequently, and the CD!!!
Our CD was lost recently which is maddening- we do not have money to waste, so we are reluctant to buy another.
Also, setting up materials for individual students is difficult if you don't use the program often.
I work in an early intervention program. some of the graphics do not make sense for our little guys. photos are better.
There MUST BE a better product.
Love the software! I remember the notebook pages that had to be copied to use!
I love this software. I used the old version when it had to be downloaded & prefer using it this way with CD. This way it can be used in any computer you might be working from, home, library, another classroom, etc. my only concern is that our district is moving from Windows to Mac this year. We have at least 22 copies of Boardmaker that we will not be able to use in our Mac computers!
windows 7 problem
I agree with everyone else regarding running Boardmaker without a disk. Now that I have Windows 7 I am running into problems with Boardmaker (i.e., there are no pre-made templates and pictures will not import). If there was a way to download the program (without a disk) then you could also download free updates.