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The Best Text-to-Speech Apps To Read Custom Text Out Loud

We've tested the top augmentative, alternative communication apps. These text (or picture) to speech apps allow you to type anything you want and instantly get an artificial voice to speak the message out loud. Whether you are just using it for fun, or in a situation when you have no other way to communicate, the top apps here should do the trick. Many of these apps allow you to Airplay or Google cast the voice, so you can send your written message to nearby speakers as well.

Proloquo2Go
Voice4u Text-To-Speech (TTS)
mText2Speech Translator
Proloquo4Text
:prose

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Proloquo2Go
Proloquo2Go

Proloquo2Go

AssistiveWare

Proloquo2Go is an award-winning symbol-based communication app that gives a voice to those who cannot speak

Proloquo2Go is an award-winning symbol-based communication app that gives a voice to those who cannot speak. Over 200,000 people already use this AAC app as a powerful tool for expressing themselves and increasing their communication skills and language development. Its innovative features let users, parents, teachers and therapists quickly personalize the app.

Proloquo2Go is an AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) app...

AACORN AAC
AACORN AAC

AACORN AAC

aacorn

“aacorn AAC is a revolution in the way we provide assistive speech support to children

“aacorn AAC is a revolution in the way we provide assistive speech support to children.. The first to really capitalize on the strengths of the iPad" - Professor Sue Fletcher-Watson (University of Edinburgh).

The challenge of finding an assistive speech app that works for your child or student can be overwhelming. Research has shown symbol-based AAC (augmentative and alternative communication)...

Voice4u Text-To-Speech (TTS)
Voice4u Text-To-Speech (TTS)

Voice4u Text

Spectrum Visions

Voice4u TTS (Text-To-Speech) is a text-to-speech app with natural sounding voices

Voice4u TTS (Text-To-Speech) is a text-to-speech app with natural sounding voices. The app can read what you type and photograph with the built-in camera. This easy-to-use app supports more than 30 languages including English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese. If you are looking for a non-English Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC), Voice4u TTS is a very good option for...

My First AAC by Injini
My First AAC by Injini

My First AAC by Injini

NCSOFT

+ “Awesome app with so many features at an incredibly affordable price

+ “Awesome app with so many features at an incredibly affordable price.” – Technology in (Spl) Education
+ “A great beginner Augmentative Alternative Communication app for young children.” - Megan Bratti, MS CCC-SLP
+ Chosen as “New and Noteworthy” – Apple’s Education App Store

My First AAC is an affordable augmentative and alternative communication application for the iPad that is specifically designed for...

mText2Speech Translator
mText2Speech Translator

mText2Speech Translator

MarkelSoft, Inc.

Type in a word or sentence and hear the translation in one of 100 languages.

mText2Speech translates your text with 100 language options. The app saves your translation history, allows you to record MP3s, lets you share via email or social media, and offers device “shake” control for starting and stopping.

Proloquo4Text
Proloquo4Text

Proloquo4Text

AssistiveWare

Proloquo4Text™ is a text‑based communication app that gives a voice to literate children, teens and adults who cannot speak

Proloquo4Text™ is a text‑based communication app that gives a voice to literate children, teens and adults who cannot speak. The app is designed to enable easy conversation and full participation in society. It achieves this through a customizable single screen layout with quick access to personal phrases, word and sentence prediction and other effort-saving features. Free voices in 18 languages...

:prose
:prose

:prose

Cognixion

Winner 2017 Roddenberry Prize

Winner 2017 Roddenberry Prize
Winner 2016 Edison Award for Social Impact (Gold)
Winner 2016 Singularity University Global Grand Challenge for Learning

Available worldwide, with customers in over 50 countries.

:prose is the world’s most intuitive mobile (AAC) app that let’s you speak using body language instead of visual symbols. Starting with simple finger taps and swipes in the Canvas area, you can speak your...

Also Good

Apps with average score

Speak for Yourself
Speak for Yourself
Speak for Yourself

Speak for Yourself

Speak for Yourself LLC

Speak for Yourself is an application designed by two speech language pathologists specializing in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) with an evidence-based foundation. This application is consistent with motor learning principles, uses a word-based vocabulary of the most frequently used words in communication, and contains features important in developing automaticity...

Avaz Pro - AAC app for Autism
Avaz Pro - AAC app for Autism
Avaz Pro - AAC app for Autism

Avaz Pro - AAC app for Autism

Avaz, Inc.

Avaz, a full-featured AAC app, has been developed for children who are non-verbal or who have difficulty speaking. Avaz has been designed with the vision of making every voice heard! Avaz is child- and caregiver-friendly, and helps therapists and educators to bring out the maximum potential in children. Avaz has...

Talk For Me - Text to Speech
Talk For Me - Text to Speech
Talk For Me - Text to Speech

Talk For Me - Text to Speech

Darrin Altman

Not being able to speak on your own is difficult. Talk For Me - Text to Speech, designed and engineered by a person who lost the ability to speak, seeks to make your life easier. Type in the main text area or tap one of the six main custom buttons...

Avaz Lite - AAC App for Autism
Avaz Lite - AAC App for Autism
Avaz Lite - AAC App for Autism

Avaz Lite - AAC App for Autism

Avaz, Inc.

Avaz Lite is an AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) app that provides a voice for children with Autism and other complex communication needs. Avaz is a full-featured AAC app PLUS a training layer for caregivers.

PRAISE FOR AVAZ

“Avaz is like getting an AAC app and a personal therapist in one”–...

MyTalkTools Mobile
MyTalkTools Mobile
MyTalkTools Mobile

MyTalkTools Mobile

2nd Half Enterprises LLC

MyTalkTools is an award-winning app that enables over 100,000+ people with communication difficulties to express their needs and desires to those around them. A good solution for people with down syndrome, cerebral palsy, hearing or visual impairments, autism or other diagnoses that impair communication ability. It supports users, teachers, therapists,...

BRIDGE Communication
BRIDGE Communication
BRIDGE Communication

BRIDGE Communication

Bioprism, Inc.

Accessible, efficient, complete!

An AAC app and multipurpose app for communication, language, and speech development that is affordable AND adaptable! BRIDGE Communication makes learning fun with a fast learning curve. It’s easy to program, engaging to all, and kids and adults will not abandon this app. BRIDGE Communication has been proven...

Speech Assistant AAC
Speech Assistant AAC
Speech Assistant AAC

Speech Assistant AAC

Ton Schalke

Speech Assistant AAC is a text-to-speech app designed for people who are speech impaired. This may be in the case of aphasia, MND/ALS, autism, stroke, vocal cord problems or other speech problems.
With the app you can create categories and phrases, which are placed on buttons. With these buttons you can...

EESpeech Basic - AAC
EESpeech Basic - AAC
EESpeech Basic - AAC

EESpeech Basic - AAC

Elite Express Solutions Inc.

EESpeech Basic makes communication more accessible to individuals with communication difficulties (e.g., Aphasia, Dysarthria and Apraxia). This pre-defined communication notebook facilitates basic and daily communication needs, and prevents communication breakdowns anywhere and anytime.

- Designed for individuals with communication difficulties & everyday communication situations.
- Organized into categories frequently used in daily...

EESpeech Lite - AAC
EESpeech Lite - AAC
EESpeech Lite - AAC

EESpeech Lite - AAC

Elite Express Solutions Inc.

EESpeech Lite Version

An easy installation on your IPhone or IPad, open your world to your family, friends and everyone. This application is specifically designed to meet the communication needs for people who have difficulty communicating (i.e, Aphasia, Dysarthria, Apraxia and Autism).

- Easy to personalize / Easy to access /Easy to...

LAMP Words For Life
LAMP Words For Life
LAMP Words For Life

LAMP Words For Life

Prentke Romich Company

LAMP Words For Life™ is a full English vocabulary augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) language app that combines the power of the PRC Unity® language system with Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP™) principles and strategies. LAMP™ is a therapeutic approach based on neurological and motor learning principles as well...

AAC | AACORN Speech + Language
AAC | AACORN Speech + Language
AAC | AACORN Speech + Language

AAC | AACORN Speech + Language

aacorn

Now for the first time ever you can download a FREE 14 day trial of AACORN AAC, the Apple-featured #1 user-rated assistive communication solution for non-verbal and speech delayed children. AACORN has helped tens of thousands of emerging communicators, and is one of the very few AAC apps featured in...

Voice4u AAC
Voice4u AAC
Voice4u AAC

Voice4u AAC

Spectrum Visions

Voice4u is picture-based communication app for those who have speech speech challenges. There could be countless reasons of why individuals may be struggling with impeding communication; autism, stroke, language barrier, traumatic brain injury, and etc. It can be a frustrating process for both the struggling individual, and the ones around...

TouchChat HD- AAC w/ WordPower
TouchChat HD- AAC w/ WordPower
TouchChat HD- AAC w/ WordPower

TouchChat HD- AAC w/ WordPower

Silver Kite

TouchChat is a full-featured communication solution for individuals who have difficulty using their natural voice. TouchChat is designed for individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, ALS, apraxia, stroke, or other conditions that affect a person's ability to use natural speech.

This version of TouchChat is bundled with the WordPower series of...

TouchChat HD - AAC
TouchChat HD - AAC
TouchChat HD - AAC

TouchChat HD - AAC

Silver Kite

TouchChat HD is a full-featured communication solution for individuals who have difficulty using their natural voice. TouchChat is designed for individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, ALS, apraxia, stroke, or other conditions that affect a person's ability to use natural speech.

TouchChat 2.0 provides both English and Spanish options in one...

Instant Translator - Converse
Instant Translator - Converse
Instant Translator - Converse

Instant Translator - Converse

Neoappz (Private) Limited

Do you want to communicate with people who do not speak your language? With "Instant Translator", you can communicate in over 100 languages!

Speak to the app in one language and instantly hear your words translated to another.

Features
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-Instantly Speak Another Language
Speak to the app to get your words instantly translated...

AutoVERBAL PRO Text-To-Speech
AutoVERBAL PRO Text-To-Speech
AutoVERBAL PRO Text-To-Speech

AutoVERBAL PRO Text-To-Speech

No Tie, LLC

WHY PAY $200 for another AAC app or $3,000 for an AAC device? Thanks for making AutoVerbal the #1 iPad & #2 iPhone Medical app!* AutoVerbal is the Elegant & Affordable AAC alternative! Voted BEST SPECIAL NEEDS APP at BestAppEver.com! Winner, AARP Silvers Summit Award at Consumer Electronics Show!

Now even...

Quick Talk AAC
Quick Talk AAC
Quick Talk AAC

Quick Talk AAC

Digital Scribbler, Inc

We are excited about the completely new design of Quick Talk AAC! Working with educators, therapists, engineers, parents, and individuals who are non-verbal, we have developed a communication that anyone can use! Quick Talk was designed with a simple mission - to change the world by giving a voice to...

HandySpeech
HandySpeech
HandySpeech

HandySpeech

Eric Zeiberg

HandySpeech Is The Gift Of Voice

APPROVED: Dr. Bernard Grela, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Interim Department Chair
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
University of Connecticut

The only handwriting-to-speech application for iOS devices, HandySpeech provides people with speech and hearing disabilities a quick and easy conversational tool.

The application’s ability to translate handwritten text into spoken language makes...

SuperSpeak
SuperSpeak
SuperSpeak

SuperSpeak

Superplus AS

TRY FREE FOR 14 DAYS! Get happier & healthier communication with SuperSpeak, the easy-to-use and most revolutionary Play-to-Learn AAC app on the market. Try it for FREE.

SuperSpeak gives nonverbal children, their families, and specialists the ability to communicate using an intuitive interface. This one-of-a-kind AAC and Play app offers personalized...

Speak - Text To Speech
Speak - Text To Speech
Speak - Text To Speech

Speak - Text To Speech

Loic Verrall

Speak brings typed words and sentences to life using your iPhone, iPod or iPad!

Features
• Beautiful, modern and sleek user interface.
• Sliders to adjust the Volume, Pitch and Rate of the voice.
• Option to change the accent/language of the voice.
• Favourite Phrases and Phrase History.
• Repeat feature let's you specify how...

MyTalkTools Mobile Lite
MyTalkTools Mobile Lite
MyTalkTools Mobile Lite

MyTalkTools Mobile Lite

2nd Half Enterprises LLC

MyTalkTools is an award-winning app that enables over 100,000+ people with communication difficulties to express their needs and desires to those around them. A good solution for people with down syndrome, cerebral palsy, hearing or visual impairments, autism or other diagnoses that impair communication ability. It supports users, teachers, therapists,...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

Classic TC with WordPower

Classic TC with WordPower

Silver Kite

TC is a full-featured communication solution for individuals who have difficulty using their natural voice. TC is designed for individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, ALS, apraxia, stroke, or other conditions that affect a person's ability to use natural speech.

This version of TC is bundled with the WordPower series of AAC vocabularies designed by Nancy Inman. WordPower is a word-based vocabulary that allows for easy and intuitive communication. WordPower with Phrases incorporates phrases for easier language generation.

TC 2.0 provides both English and Spanish options in one app and provides a universal app supporting iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad®. 2.0 includes a new English WordPower 108 file and the first Spanish WordPower option with 48 locations.

TC fits into the category of assistive technology known as Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and includes features that were previously only available in much more expensive dedicated devices. Words, phrases and messages are spoken with a built-in voice synthesizer or by playing recorded message. Various English and Spanish synthesized voices are available, allowing the user to choose a voice that fits their own personality. TC also has a unique feature whereby one can simply tilt the device to make the message expand to fill the screen in large letters. This feature allows a person to communicate silently or in a noisy environment. TC gives an individual the ability to navigate through page sets and speak messages. Page sets are linked pages, each of which is divided into a number of buttons. The buttons are programmed to have specific actions. For example, buttons may be programmed to speak a message, navigate to a different page, change the volume or clear the display. Various page sets are included with the TC: VocabPC, MultiChat-15, and Spelling and available in both English and Spanish options, myQuickChat’s are available in English while Sintaxis and Sin Sintaxis files are available in Spanish. Each page set targets individuals with different communication needs. Additional English page sets including Essence, Gateway and Pixon are available as in-app purchases.

Text generated with TC pages can be shared on Facebook, Twitter, Google + or via iMessage and email. Generate a message, push on the text window and choose a service.

Text from other applications can be copied to TC so that it can be spoken out loud. Also, text generated in TC can be copied to other applications.

The pages, grid layout, buttons, messages, and symbols are fully customizable. Buttons can be easily rearranged by simply dragging them to the desired new location. Buttons can be copied and pasted into a different location. The styling of a button (colors, borders, fonts) can be copied and pasted into another button.

Provided page sets can be modified to create new custom page sets. Select from over 30 button actions when creating new buttons. Over 10,000 Symbolstix symbols are included for customizing buttons. Use any image or take a photo with the built-in camera. Gestures can also be used to navigate to new pages, speak messages, etc.

Button activation timing can be adjusted to meet the needs and capabilities of the user. Adjustments include button dwell time and button release time. Also buttons can be configured to activate on release.

Users can program buttons to play audio files such as music from the media library or video files from the Photo Roll.

Great measures have been taken to protect custom files. Vocabulary files can be imported and exported to a computer using the iTunes file sharing feature. TC also enables users to subscribe to iShare and store custom files for safe keeping, or choose to share customized pages with an online community.

iPhone, iPod touch and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Classic TC

Classic TC

Silver Kite

TC is a full-featured communication solution for individuals who have difficulty using their natural voice. TC is designed for individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, ALS, apraxia, stroke, or other conditions that affect a person's ability to use natural speech.

TC 2.0 provides both English and Spanish options in one app and provides a universal app supporting iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad®.

TC fits into the category of assistive technology known as Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and includes features that were previously only available in much more expensive dedicated devices. Words, phrases and messages are spoken with a built-in voice synthesizer or by playing recorded message. Various English and Spanish synthesized voices are available, allowing the user to choose a voice that fits their own personality. TC also has a unique feature whereby one can simply tilt the device to make the message expand to fill the screen in large letters. This feature allows a person to communicate silently or in a noisy environment. TC gives an individual the ability to navigate through page sets and speak messages. Page sets are linked pages, each of which is divided into a number of buttons. The buttons are programmed to have specific actions. For example, buttons may be programmed to speak a message, navigate to a different page, change the volume or clear the display. Various page sets are included with the TC: VocabPC, MultiChat-15, and Spelling and available in both English and Spanish options, myQuickChat’s are available in English while Sintaxis and Sin Sintaxis files are available in Spanish. Each page set targets individuals with different communication needs. Additional page sets, including WordPower, Gateway and Pixon are available as in-app purchases.

Text generated with TC pages can be shared on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or via iMessage and email. Generate a message, push on the text window and choose a service.

Text from other applications can be copied to TC so that it can be spoken out loud. Also, text generated in TC can be copied to other applications.

The pages, grid layout, buttons, messages, and symbols are fully customizable. Buttons can be easily rearranged by simply dragging them to the desired new location. Buttons can be copied and pasted into a different location. The styling of a button (colors, borders, fonts) can be copied and pasted into another button.

Provided page sets can be modified to create new custom page sets. Select from over 30 button actions when creating new buttons. Over 10,000 Symbolstix symbols are included for customizing buttons. Use any image or take a photo with the built-in camera. Gestures can also be used to navigate to new pages, speak messages, etc.

Button activation timing can be adjusted to meet the needs and capabilities of the user. Adjustments include button dwell time and button release time. Also buttons can be configured to activate on release.
Users can program buttons to play audio files such as music from the media library or video files from the Photo Roll.

Great measures have been taken to protect custom files. Vocabulary files can be imported and exported to a computer using the iTunes file sharing feature. TC also enables users to subscribe to iShare and store custom files for safe keeping, or choose to share customized pages with an online community.

iPhone, iPod touch and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Total Talk - AAC

Total Talk - AAC

Panther Technology

Total Talk provides you with powerful Core Vocabulary. But also so much more. It has more features than any other speech app available. But it's modern interface makes the speaking and programming experiences super simple and intuitive. It may be the first app ever where programming actually becomes enjoyable.

Total Talk is not only about building great sentences. It was created to build great relationships and friendships through its many innovative communication modes.

Total Talk is designed with not only the user in mind, but also the friend, teacher, parent, and SLP, so everyone involved in the conversation can get involved.

Read our review at http://bit.ly/26ukAe7

TOTAL TALK HAS
- Far and away the simplest editing interface you've ever seen.
- Generative Language PLUS fantastic new communication options: Story Mode, Photo Albums, EZ Phrases, Quick Chat, and My Stuff.
- Language Structure developed with Pati King-DeBaun, Caroline Musselwhite, Mark Surabian and Richard Ellenson.

** Make sure to download FREE Total Talk Orbit with Tele-Prompt for amazing teacher/professional supports and Tele Text for communication in noisy spaces. **

Total Talk is novel in design, super easy-to customize for all types of users, and WILDLY intuitive so you can speak your mind with total ease.






Use the Power of Total Talk to Show your Potential and Personality!!

Verbally Premium

Verbally Premium

Intuary

Verbally Premium is a full-featured augmentative & alternative communication (AAC) app for the iPad that brings speech to those without. Verbally Premium has the same intuitive design as Verbally, but also includes a host of expanded features to make real conversation a reality.

PRAISE AND RECOGNITION
"The beauty of Verbally is that it works right out of the gate. There is no need to learn grids, import photos, or spend hours customizing." - The iMums

"Verbally is by far the best AAC app that I have seen" - Technology in (Spl) Education

"My son is nonverbal and with Verbally he has a voice and can express himself easily. We have used other augmentative communication devices...but, were very expensive and required training to understand. Verbally is ready to use the moment it is uploaded. It's wonderful!!!" iTunes review

WHY CHOOSE VERBALLY PREMIUM?
Unlike other AAC solutions, Verbally's simple design allows users to communicate quickly and effectively, with very little physical effort. So intuitive, you can have a conversation immediately!

VERBALLY PREMIUM FEATURES:
• 5 high quality voices (3 English-US voices, 2 English-UK voices) that speak with greater clarity, realism and inflection.
• Customize your voice in speed & pitch to sound more like your own.
• Add your own favorite phrases! Create and save all of your most commonly used phrases and organize them in your own way. This will allow even greater speed in your conversations.
• Volume slider as an alternative to the iPad's volume buttons.
• Conversation history is saved for you to easily scan through and tap it to say it again, edit it, delete it or add it to your favorites.
• Connect via Email! Easily compose your message and tap a button to send it to the body of your email.
• Better word predictions that learn what you want to say next even faster.

VERBALLY BASIC FEATURES:
• Core Words Grid - contains 50 essential words to save you over 50% of the taps required.
• Core Phrases Grid - offers common phrases to enable faster & easier conversation.
• Text Prediction - learns the words you use and makes self-expression easier. Even import your contacts, to better predict names you use the most.
• Choice of 3 keyboard layouts or use a Bluetooth keyboard -just press Enter to Speak!
• Choice of male or female voice.
• Choice of settings for speaking method. Turn on “Speak Each Word” to have the app speak as you complete a word or phrase. Turn it off to speak after you tap “Speak”. You can also tap “Repeat” to say the last sentence again.
• A handy chime to get someone’s attention.
• Steady Hands feature – if you have limited fine motor abilities this feature makes it easier to type. With this set to “on”, the app will only register when you lift your finger off of the intended letter on the keyboard.
• No Wi-Fi or 3G connection required.



WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM VERBALLY?
Verbally is an invaluable communication aid for people with a speech disability due to such things as autism, aphasia, apraxia, ataxia, ALS, stroke, traumatic brain injury, parkinson's, cerebral palsy, down syndrome or muscular dystrophy.

Whatever the need, Verbally is an easy to use, invaluable tool to have a conversation and speak for yourself. Easily. Expressively. Verbally.

Verbally is the first powerful app from Intuary, named to Bloomberg Businessweek.com’s 2011 Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs. Intuary is committed to empowering users through intuitive design.
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Verbally acknowledges the contributions of Amy Roman, M.S., CCC-SLP, augmentative alternative communication specialist, and creator of The AlphaCore™ Method © 2006.
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PandaPal - Autism Communication System

PandaPal - Autism Communication System

Kim Scott, M.S., CCC-SLP

PandaPal - Autism Communication System is an affordable easy to use Communication System, designed by Kim Scott, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist. This communication system allows verbally-impaired individuals to communicate and improves speech and language skills. Panda Pal uses real photos and an adorable gender-neutral panda bear, who is your child’s pal to help him/her communicate throughout their day!

Description:

Made in the USA!

* 3 APP’S IN ONE! “First & Then,” “Schedule Board” and an “AAC device” are all included in Panda Pal.

* Panda Pal comes with 12 common categories, how ever the user can add as many as needed. Categories can be deleted, added or replaced and customized to meet the needs of the user. Once a category is selected the user is taken to a new screen of that chosen page. Each page comes with a sample of approximately 20+ icons, all of which can also be modified to meet the specific needs of the user. PandaPal is as customizable as you would like to make it.

* Real HD photos are used in this app, so you wont see any confusing abstract drawings.

*Sign language photos were also used for certain high frequency words such as; “want,” “please,” “yes/no” and more.

* Words, phrases and entire messages are recorded in digitized speech, how ever users can choose to re-record in their own voice. Recorded speech provides natural prosody and allows the user to hear and model natural speech as opposed to difficult to understand ‘robotic speech.’

* Panda Pal provides incidental learning by teaching your child to read by placing words directly on top of each photo. Font size and style can be modified to meet your needs.

* Edit button allows you to design an app that meets the needs of the user. Add, delete, modify, re-record, upload photos, words only, photos only or add an additional language to your app! This entire app was designed to be modified to meet the individual needs of the user and to allow for language growth.

* “Touch-And-Hold” is a unique and one of a kind feature, designed by Kim Scott, M.S., CCC-SLP, to help prevent small hands from unintentionally tapping the wrong icons. When this feature is turned on, it requires that you touch and hold the intended icon or button for one second, as displayed by a progress meter, before activation occurs. Now for the first time, users can touch icons without accidentally selecting them. Touch-And-Hold is optional and can be turned on or off in settings.

*Icon size can easily be modified to fit your child’s needs. Extra large icons (2 icons fit the entire page) or as small as 24 icons per page for higher-level language learners.

*DATA collection! Just with one tap of the star button saves a sentence that your child created. Watch your child’s language develop and keep a record of your child’s success!

* “First & Then” is a program designed to teach children that one event must come before another. For example, “First do language activity” and “Then we can blow bubbles.” Simple select the events from the built in library or take a photo and add them into place of either ‘First’ or ‘Then.’

* “Schedule Board” allows you to create a schedule of events during the day or during simple activities. Just simply click the (+) button and add as many events as needed. Once the activity is completed just hit the edit button and delete them.

* “Basics Menu” is a revolutionary flip down tab found on every page that allows the user to add colors, shapes, numbers and letters to any page without having to navigate back to the home page and search for various categories. This unique feature was designed to eliminate frustration and improve efficient communication.

* Background Color can be changed to the users desirable color. Choose between 60 different colors!

App2Speak

App2Speak

Cabson Consulting LLC

APP2Speak™ is an interactive, easy-to-use and fully customizable speech output software application for the iPad. APP2Speak™ is a cost effective solution for those who have lost their ability to speak. APP2Speak™ helps to express your wants and needs essential to daily living and the enjoyment of relationships with loved ones and friends.

APP2Speak™ includes 80 preset communication wants and needs. Each page displays 20 real-life photos with words. Each selection provides voice output (with male or female voice options) for word and phrase describing a want or need. The page size can be easily adjusted for visual difficulties; sizes include 4x5 or 2x10 (columns x rows). The pages can be swiped up, down or left and right to switch between pages. Preset photos can be moved, turned on or off. A separate text-to-speech page for quick communication is located on the Help page by touching the green question mark, and select the Text-to-Speech button. Option for starting APP2Speak on custom page or Text-to-Speech page (bypassing the preset pages).

The custom pages are unlimited, easy to create and provides the user an opportunity to individualize their communication style. Personalize using your own photos and or take a picture within APP2Speak™, add words, phrases and select text to speech or record your own voice. Custom photos and pages can be moved and rearranged. Share your custom pages with other APP2Speak™ users through an enabled Bluetooth or WIFI connection.


Current Format
iPad, iPad Mini, iOS 8.0 or later

Features
4 pre-programmed pages of photos, words and speech output for immediate communication
Turn preset photos on/off and move pictures within the preset pages
2 options for size of picture/photo
Option for male and female voice
Text to Speech
Personal recorded voice
Unlimited pages of customization using personal photo library, internet pictures or take custom photo within APP2Speak™ and save in separate album folder created for APP2Speak™
Move and rearrange custom pictures and pages
Custom pages can be shared through an enabled Bluetooth or WIFI connection
Backup and recovery of custom shared pages
Help button for video demonstration, written instructions and settings for start on text-to-speech page and start on custom page.

TalkTablet US AAC/Speech for aphasia, autism etc.

TalkTablet US AAC/Speech for aphasia, autism etc.

Gus Communications, Inc.

TalkTabletUS is the award winning speech app for people with autism, aphasia and other speech conditions. We are in Arizona and offer free customer support at 866-487-1006. Real, dedicated people support TalkTablet by PHONE, email or LIVEchat support. Compare. Developed by the leader in AAC speech software for over 25 years.

TalkTabletUS, with 12 US English voices (adult and children's voices) & 2 Latin American Spanish voices, is a fully-featured AAC speech solution for people who are unable to communicate clearly as a result of Autism, Aphasia, Down Syndrome, Stroke, Laryngectomy or other condition that adversely affects a persons ability to speak.

TalkTablet is a "universal iOS" app and is compatible with the iPod, iPhone, iPad & iPad Mini.

TalkTabletUS uses a breakthrough interface design that simplifies button and page customizing, yet provides a wealth of features and flexibility not seen in current symbol based speech apps. Every button and every page (folder) in TalkTabletUS has its own settings, allowing different colors, fonts, page layouts and more on any button or page (folder).



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TalkTablet includes our proprietary Cloud Page/Buttons Sharing Service that allows users to share buttons, pages of buttons or entire user vocabularies with other TalkTablet users anywhere in the world. Requires an internet connection.
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TalkTabletUS includes over 30,000 SymbolStix communication symbols, or use the iPad’s camera to take a picture or choose one from your iPad’s photo album. Or go on-line and choose from millions of high resolution images and symbols.

TalkTabletUS offers 12 US English Acapela voices (adult and children) ...PLUS 2 Spanish female voice. Natural sounding voices without that awful robot sound. Furthermore, you can record your words and phrases with the built-in audio recording feature.

* Absolutely SIMPLE button and page setup and editing

* Made and supported in the US...with a toll free phone number to REAL people!!! 1-866-487-1006

* Multiple vocabularies - Create separate page sets for multiple users, with password protection.

* INCLUDES 9 (eight) vocabulary sets from 16 to 48 buttons per page.

* User defined button properties. Each button has it's own colors, border, fonts etc.

* Buttons can be "Normal", "Dimmed" or "Invisible"

* User defined page (folder) properties. Each page has it's own colors, backgrounds etc..

* Individualized page layouts from 1 to 256 buttons/page....on any page.

* Switch Scanning! TalkTablet is the first full featured speech/AAC app to offer access through 1 and 2 switch scanning, using either the touchscreen as the switch(s), or by using conventional switches.

* Option to send message bar text to Printer, Text message, Email or Facebook

* Includes FREE wireless page sharing....and, of course, all updates are FREE

TalkTabletUS is developed by Gus Communication Devices (USA) a company with over 25 years of experience creating world class speech apps at very competitive prices. TalkTabletUS includes free telephone, email and live Chat technical support. Yes! There are actual living people at the end of our phone number. If you want to talk to us, give us call, toll free, at 1-866-487-1006 Monday - Friday, 10am-5pm MST.

TalkTabletUS can be purchased by educational institutions at a 50% discount under Apple’s Volume Licensing Program. Available on orders of 20+ copies (US only).

View video tutorials or printed manual at TalkTablet.com

ChatAble - symbol based app

ChatAble - symbol based app

Therapy Box Limited

ChatAble is an easy to use communication aid application designed for people with communication difficulties who benefit from symbol and photo support. Parents, teachers and therapists can create page sets in minutes with the intuitive set up, using the GoGo! Add feature, or by scanning an existing communication board with the GoGo! Scan. The customisation options are extensive, letting you change the appearance of the cells to suit your needs or preferences. The app is compatible with iOS accessibility settings, letting people with a range of physical, cognitive, and language abilities use the app too. Communicate at home, at school, or with their family and friends.

So, what can you do with ChatAble? Create and use grids (with PCS symbols or using your own images), use photos to make visual scene displays, or create a hybrid page with both grid cells and a scene image!
Pages can be linked together for easy navigation from one page to the next. Speak your message with ChatAble’s high quality text to speech voices, available in a range of English speaking British, American or Australian accents. ChatAble also includes two children’s voices. There’s even the option of adding an emoticon sound alongside your text, so as so display surprise, anger, or laughter! Sharing your message outside of the app is simple.

If you want to type out your message, ChatAble has two inbuilt keyboards on offer, as well as an option to use the Apple keyboard. ChatAble will search vocabulary as you type (looking through all cells you’ve set up, as well as your speech history and words from the database). Phrase & Symbol search can really speed up message writing.

Thanks to the new syncing logic you won’t have to think about backup anymore: create a free account on our cloud and start using ChatAble. It will sync automatically all your contents so, no matter where you’re logging in from, you’ll have all the same pages and settings that you need!

Fun, feature-packed and fully customisable – ChatAble takes AAC to the next level!

No in-app purchase required. One price give access to all features, all voices, all PCS symbols

VOLUME PURCHASE PROGRAM

Educational institutions are eligible for a 50% educational discount through Apple's volume purchase program

Features:

• Create scene and hybrid pages and use ChatAble as a scene-based communication
• Use images from your own gallery, take photos or use the safe web search function in your cells, folders and hotspots.
• Scan your paper communication board and automatically create a grid using your iPad camera
• Clever Core vocabulary: 3 different core vocabularies (for Kids, Teen and Adults) to start using ChatAble in just a few seconds.
• Symbol prediction based on the user history, to easily tap on the most used symbols and phrases in ChatAble.
• 18000 PCS Symbols (Classic, Addendum and Thin Line) for you to use.
• Analytics section where you can see your progress (words and messages spoken, average message length, unique words).
• Therapy Box high quality voices: 2 American children voices and 24 adult English language voices in a variety of accents.
• ModelTalker Voice Banking allows you to use your own synthesised voice to communicate.
• Use the TTS, record you own message, use an emote or a iTunes songs in your cell or hotspot.
• Add any media you want to a cell or a hotspots (record a video, use a Youtube video, or open a webpage).
• Fitzgerald colour key coding: turn it on to automatically associate a colour to each cell to easy identify the word type.
• Naturally: our new grammar support. Tap and hold on a cell to see other words in the same family.
• Create a free account on our cloud and keep you contents safe. No need to remember to backup manually!
• Create a Communication book with your favourite pages. Print it or share it through email.
• Use the Visual Timetable to plan your week.
• Play time section with a sensorial game, a sketch book and a music and video player to just relax.

MyTalkTools+Speech

MyTalkTools+Speech

2nd Half Enterprises LLC

This is the education version of MyTalkTools Mobile which includes 2 Acapela languages as part of the base package. The +Speech version was created for schools or other institutions that want Acapela Text to Speech but cannot use the InApp purchase process. This version allows you to choose 2 languages and use all the voices within those two languages.
MyTalkTools Mobile +Speech can be purchased using the Apple Volume Purchase Discount Program for Education.

MyTalkTools is an award-winning app that enables over 100,000+ people with communication difficulties to express their needs and desires to those around them. A good solution for people with down syndrome, hearing or visual impairments, autism or other diagnoses that impair communication ability. It supports users, teachers, therapists, and parents with many innovative features.

Complete Solution

MyTalk Mobile is a complete stand-alone solution. No other software is required. But, we include a 30 day trial of MyTalk Workspace. Together, they represent a major breakthrough in augmentative alternative communications (AAC) by making it easy to customize how you communicate through a variety of images, video and audio files including human voice. The only solution that simultaneously supports browser, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad and iTouch.

Quick Start

In 5 minutes, you can download standard content, and customize it for your needs. Take the iTunes University Course, to see how simple it is. https://itunesu.itunes.apple.com/enroll/ERF-ASN-WAB

Keep your work safe

Don’t worry about losing your device. All information is backed up on MyTalk Workspace. Every version you create is kept. Don’t worry about experimenting. You can always back up to almost any point in time with undo/redo or restore.

Community Sharing & Resources

Create and participate in family and professional communities by creating and sharing libraries of boards, or media with others. Get pre-programmed boards from public submissions library. You can share PDFs, or on-line working previews with parents, family members, or teachers through email or texts, and have you have access to 20,000+ Symbolstix images.

Accessibility

Works without internet access. Using our paid version - MyTalkTools Mobile - you have many scanning features to customize to the user’s specific needs. Works directly with many popular switches and can be programmed to support most BT switches. Additional features for visual impairment and other physical limitations including auditory scanning and fine motor adjustments. Print hard copy for use without access to a device.

Language Generation

Keep core words in standard locations through our repeat function. Grammar support with word variants. Use Fitzgerald or Goosen encoding to categorize words. Use phrase bar to generate complete phrases. Use popup lists to customize variant selections or select simple choices. Popup keyboards for users to add custom words and phrases. Popup Recents, Most-Used or Predicted word lists for quick access to relevant choices.

Media

Photographs, videos and recorded audio are supported. Use videos to enable modeling. Download photos and images from your device, the web, or community libraries.

Innovative Author Features

Variable cell sizes, drag-and-drop arrangement, copy or link pages, user logging with geo-context to provide continuous refinement. Search MyTalkTools content using apple global search. Integrate with apps – like Pandora, FaceTime or others. Multiple authors can support a single page using our patented sync technology to merge all changes. Many, many user interface customization options.

MyTalk LLC is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
Recommended Ages: all
Categories: Early Learning, Special Needs, Parents

MetaTalkUS

MetaTalkUS

Cidar

MetaTalkUS is the English language version of MetaTalk - the vocabulary and voices are in English only.

MetaTalk is a symbol-based application for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). It allows users without or with limited voice capabilities to communicate. MetaTalk is preconfigured with three rich vocabularies - you can start immediately. Individual customizations are easy and always possible. 

MetaTalk is based on METACOM symbols which are known for their clarity and professional design. A simple structure allows beginners - and relatives without special AAC training - to learn and grow over time. 


Vocabularies

• Three vocabularies preconfigured with different sizes and content
• About 2000/1500/1000 words and phrases in MetaTalkUS.5x9/ MetaTalkUS.4x7/ MetaTalkUS.3x5
• American English vocabulary for daily use including popular phrases
• structure easy to understand
• most-used items always visible: "I would like", "not", "to", "There is" (configurable) 
• pronouns ("I","you","he",…) and people ("Mother", "Father",…) are automatically linked with the correct verb forms ("go", "goes", etc.). Long-Press function (optional) skips the pronouns and links directly to the corresponding verb form 
• verb forms including present, past, gerund, and past participle
• theme-based categories with core vocabulary, phrases, and related questions for fast interactions 
• phrases and questions to initiate a conversation: "My name is"/"what is your name", "I like"/"what do you like" 
• page with talk-buttons for recorded messages 
• project page(s) at school 
• day planner for mornings and afternoons 
• METACOM6 symbol library with more than 5000 items 

Functions 

• synthesized speech (Acapela) with male and female voices
• talk-buttons for recorded messages 
• customize each key with text and photos from the photo album or the iPad camera (>iPad2) 
• add symbols and texts from our library simply by dragging 
• rearrange keys on each page or create new pages 
• select a color for keys
• keys and pages can be hidden
• store full sentences or messages in MemoBox
• copy/save memos as text or photo
• copy/save search paths
• pages and vocabularies can be created, duplicated, renamed, deleted, exported and imported
• create different vocabularies for different users
• import, export, and backup of pages and complete vocabularies
• optional touch delay to prevent multiple touches on same key
• all editing functions are passcode protected

See Me Talk

See Me Talk

Kevin Hanasyk

Customer feedback:
"I can't think of anything I would want different. It's easy to use and we LOVE it. His speech therapist at the school has tried several apps and she recommended this one above all others. I love how easy it is to customize, too." - Kim, North Carolina

"See Me Talk is a brilliant communication app for individuals with limited communication but also has application for early literacy development. It has ease of search function and is visually delightful. Sentence assembly is quick and loads of pics are available to choose from." - Jordan Speech Therapy

Thanks to everyone who has been sending in such wonderful feedback! I will continue to work hard to make See Me Talk even better!

See Me Talk is a beautiful easy to use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app for those who have difficulty communicating effectively. It is based on a picture exchange system developed specifically for children with speech delays.

See Me Talk was developed by a Special Education Teacher with over 14 years experience, in consultation with Speech Pathologists and parents of children with speech delays, who saw a need for an app that was visually pleasing and easy to navigate. Additionally, the app was professionally designed by Robots & Pencils, an award winning company specializing in creating iOS apps and whose owner has a child with a speech delay. Through this collaborative team we have come up with a gorgeous app that is easy to use!

Making See Me Talk gorgeous was one goal, but more importantly See Me Talk had to be easy to use. I think we succeeded! No more searching folders within folders to find that one infrequently used symbol. Now, all the categories conveniently scroll across the top of the screen and the user can see 9 categories at once! No longer will the user have to back up to the previous category to add another symbol to their sentence strip.

Also, to make it even easier, we added a Favourites category. This keeps track of the most regularly used symbols and automatically adds them to the Favourites category. Each time See Me Talk is launched it automatically displays the contents of the Favourites category.

Additionally, we even added a search function to find symbols fast! Our search ability will allow you to quickly type and find any symbol. No more swiping and tapping different categories to find those infrequently used symbols. It's all there when you need it!

See Me Talk comes with a basic vocabulary of symbols but can be easily customized by importing pictures taken with the iPad camera, photos from your iPad photo library, or images downloaded from the internet.

See Me Talk uses leading edge voice technology for a more natural communicative experience. The user can choose a male or female voice or no voice at all if you want the user to practice developing their own speech.

Other key features of See Me Talk include:
- No distractions! The settings menu is hidden under the main screen to keep the user focused on communicating rather than playing;
- Easily to customize!  Simple to add, delete, reorder or edit cards.  You can even pinch to adjust the size or adjust the composition of a picture;
- Convenient!  Print the sentence strip for schedule strips or social scripts used on the fridge, bathroom mirror at home or the locker or note book at school;
- Easy support!  Contact us for support or when you have feedback for us;
- Easy to use!  See Me Talk automatically displays the top 8 used cards when the app is launched. Drag and drop or tap to add a symbol to the sentence strip;
- Easy to delete! Swipe up to remove an individual symbol or tap the trash can to remove all the cards from the sentence strip.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns!

Grid Player

Grid Player

Sensory Software International

Grid Player is an Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) App that helps people who cannot speak or who have unclear speech to communicate. Sentences that you create are spoken out loud.

Grid Player is suitable for a wide range of people with communication difficulties, including those who use symbols.

Grid Player is designed for use with Grid 3 and The Grid 2, allowing you to play your grids on iPad. If you don't have Grid 3 or The Grid 2, you can use Grid Player with four complete grid sets: Symbol Talker A, Symbol Talker B, Talking Photographs and Text Talker Phrasebook.

Please note that you need a Online Grids account to use Grid Player. You can create an account for free within the Grid Player app, or sign in to an existing account.

GRID PLAYER FEATURES
• Over 12,000 Widgit Symbols
• Over 12,000 SymbolStix Symbols
• High-quality male and female voices
• “TouchType” word prediction for faster typing
• Prediction suggestions with symbols to help with word recognition
• Word list grids for large topics
• Copy sentences to use with Twitter, Facebook, etc

SYMBOL TALKER A and B
• Dynamic screen AAC
• Uses Widgit symbols
• Over 2,000 unique words in over 50 topics
• Two vocabulary sizes (levels A and B)

TALKING PHOTOGRAPHS
• Over 1000 vivid photographs
• 42 categories
• Inspirational for education and communication

TEXT TALKER PHRASEBOOK
• Over 100 instant phrases
• 10 topics to discuss
• Quick response buttons for answering questions

Grid Player is suitable for people with a wide range of disabilities, including cerebral palsy, motor-neurone disease (ALS), autism, apraxia, traumatic brain injury, stroke and deafness. It can also be used in education for people with learning difficulties or special needs, and with young children.

All over the world, thousands of people are communicating with Grid 3 and The Grid 2 from Smartbox. Install Grid Player and you can join the conversation today!