First bilingual voice for AAC

iPad user with proloquo2go

AssistiveWare released version 1.1 of their Proloquo4Text AAC app for iOS which adds the first ever bilingual American Spanish voices. The same voice is used in speaking both languages, allowing bilingual users to maintain voice identity. Voice identity is important developmentally for younger users and Proloquo4Text's two child voices (Emilio and Valeria) are particularly welcome. …

The impact of assistive technology on young children with disabilities

Assistive technology can be a great resource for young children with disabilities who are developing language and literacy skills. The Center for Early Literacy Learning recently published this study to demonstrate just how beneficial assistive technology can be:. The effectiveness of different types of assistive technology for promoting the early communication and literacy abilities of …

iAlertTag—keeping tags on modern iOS AAC devices and AT

While iOS devices are relatively inexpensive compared with older AAC devices and pocket devices; they still represent a substantial investment as well as being very important for the user. One solution for the misplaced device is the iAlertTag. It is one of the new Bluetooth 4 accessories that will change the way we communicate with …

Real British voices available in Proloquo2Go 2.0

With the release of Proloquo2Go 2.0, AssistiveWare and Acapela Group have added two real British children's voices. As approximately 60% of Proloquo2Go’s users are children, we felt the need to create authentic children’s voices. Up until now, children with communication difficulties could only speak with an adult voice or artificially emulated children’s voices that sounded …

AirStrap Med iPad case for healthcare professionals has great AT potential

AirStrap Med brings the convenience and security of Griffins AirStrap case to the demanding environment of healthcare settings.AirStrap Med is designed to make using iPad 2 and iPad 3rd gen. in healthcare settings easier, safer and more comfortable. Using the wide, comfortable hand strap on the back of the case, its much easier to hold …

Verbally

Verbally is an iPad application designed to be used as an Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) device.  This application is intended for people who are nonverbal or have difficulties in expressive communication. It can be used as a communication aid for people with apraxia, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Cerebral Palsy (CP), …