First bilingual voice for AAC

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 […]

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 […]

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), […]

The State of Tablets

The California Deaf-Blind services posted an article on their website about the current state of tablet computers and how these computers are changing the lives of the deaf and blind. The article is prompted by a CNN story on a program (Verbal Victor) developed by a computer scientist to help his son communicate: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2011/01/17/dnt.ipad.helps.boy.talk.WFMY?hpt=C2 Tablets […]

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