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. …

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 …

How medical apps are changing diagnoses and treatments

Striking a balance between the issues of professional experience and immediate needs is an increasingly important issue in the adoption/delivery of Assistive Technology. I’m excited about the potential of new health apps like Bant and Proloquo2go. Tools that improve doctor patient communication and empower patients are fantastic. But I’m a little wary of the robo-doc …

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