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. […]

Best Kept Secret showing on PBS

Looking forward to seeing Best Kept Secrets documentary.  The documentary features the efforts of educator Janet Mino at John F. Kennedy High School in Newark, N.J., helping students with autism open up to the world around them.  The series will be shown on KNPB on the following dates: Wednesday, September 25, 7:00am Saturday, September 28, […]

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 […]

iOS 6 takes Universal Access to a new level.

Apple’s WWDC event incorporates many new features for many users, including people with disabilities.   Using Guided Access parents can disable on-screen controls so that the child doesn’t accidentally exit the app, single-app mode so Proloquo2Go for example can operate, a teacher administering a test via the iPad, so the l user is locked in […]

AdastraSoft reduces the price on its AT software for the iPhone

AdastraSoft has reduced the price on its range of assistive software offerings including HaloTalk: The application may be used as a set of “opposite” flashcards as-is.  However, HaloTalk is designed to facilitate rapid prompting.  Since autistic individual has a tendency to verbally repeat the last word(s) of a question, it is extremely important if visual […]

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