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Speech Assistant AAC App for iPad

$30.99
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Overview

Speech Assistant AAC is a text-to-speech app designed for people who are speech impaired, for example due to Aphasia, MND/ALS, Autism, Stroke, Cerebral Palsy or other speech problems.

With the app you can create categories and phrases, which are placed on buttons. With these buttons you can create messages that can be shown or spoken (text-to-speech). It is also possible to type any text using the keyboard.

Key features

  • Easy to use and completely customizable to your needs and preferences.
  • Categories to organize your phrases.
  • History for quick access to previously typed phrases.
  • Option to select photos from your Photo Library or Symbols on the buttons.
  • Option to record speech or select one of the many iOS text-to-speech voices.
  • Full screen button to show your message with a large font.
  • Auto-Search feature that places the found phrases on the on-screen keyboard.
  • Tabs for multiple conversations (optional setting).
  • Designed for iPhone/iPad and both support portrait and landscape layout.
  • Backup to iCloud, Mail or AirDrop.

 

Categories and phrases

  • Add, change or delete your own categories and phrases.
  • You can create an unlimited number of categories to organize your phrases for quick access.
  • Create users with their own categories, phrases and settings for different languages or persons.
  • Long press (optional setting) to easily edit the phrase and category buttons.
  • In the settings you can quickly and easily edit multiple phrases in one go.
  • Option to automatically save the phrases in the history category.
  • With Backup to iCloud or AirDrop you can transfer your categories and phrases to another iPhone/iPad.

Fully Customisable

  • The size of the buttons, the textbox and the text can be adjusted.
  • The app has various color schemes and you can also create a personal color scheme.
  • Change the order of the buttons in the settings with drag and drop.
  • Change the colors of the icons on the buttons.

Full screen

  • Show your message full screen with a very large font.
  • Useful for communicating in a noisy environment.
  • Button to rotate the text to show your message to the person opposite of you.

Speech

  • Pronunciation corrections can be defined in the settings.
  • The rate and pitch of the speech can be adjusted.
  • Option to speak each Word or Character directly while typing.
  • Optional highlighting of the spoken words.
  • Pause and resume speaking by tapping the speak button (optional setting).
  • Option to record speech on to a button and to import voice recordings into the app.

Other features

  • Button to share your message to mail, text and social media.
  • Connect a bluetooth keyboard and create shortcuts for actions.
  • A custom keyboard can be enabled in the settings with customizable size, color and layout.
  • Option for preventing double tapping by disabling the button for a short time after touching.
  • Abbreviations expansion to reduce keystrokes.
  • Attention sound button on Main and Full screen.
  • Option to select symbols from the set of 3400 Mulberry Symbols (mulberrysymbols.org).

Voices

  • The app uses the built-in iOS text-to-speech voices.
  • There are 90 voices in 27 languages available. There are for instance 9 English US, 6 English UK and 4 Australian voices available.

NDIS Eligibility

This product may meet the requirements specified by NDIS for Low Cost Assistive Technology if directed and recommended by an allied health professional. We can assist with your NDIA Managed, Plan Managed or Self Managed order. A support letter from an allied health professional is required, and this app can be purchased together with an iPad Bundle.

 

App Store Information

App Support

App Installation

If you are bundling the app with an iPad Bundle, by default, we will create a new Apple ID for you and set up the iPad with your app(s). This service is currently complimentary for Assistive Tech customers. (Please note: If you are buying an app only (with an existing iPad and Apple ID), we'll send you a voucher to redeem the app so you can install it yourself.)