April 22, 2009
The iPhone is a truly revolutionary device. Thanks to the App Store, you can basically ask the iPhone to perform any task you can imagine. The general focus of the App Store seems to be games and novelty applications, but once in a while there are unique applications that can effectively change the way you go about your daily life and Proloquo2Go is one of them. There are simply too many people that suffer from speech disabilities who can't afford a proper augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device. These devices help the speech impaired communicate much more easily, but they are priced so high that some people just can't afford them. That's where AssistiveWare's Proloquo2Go for the iPhone and iPod touch comes in. The application offers state-of-the-art text-to-speech voices and the current version includes North American English male, female, girl, and boy voices to suite any one's needs. It also offers up-to-date symbols, powerful automatic conjugations, default vocabulary of over 7,000 items, and an overall ease of use for children and adults. Proloquo2Go can be used as a user's sole AAC device or as a companion to the regular table top version. The current introductory price for Proloquo2Go is $149.99. After a few weeks it will go to its regular price of $199.99. It sounds like a lot of money, but compared to other AAC devices, this is considered a steal, as long as the application works as promised.