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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 - Symbol-based AAC
mText2Speech - Language Translator with Voice
MyTalkTools Mobile
Proloquo4Text - Text-based AAC
Speak - Text To Speech

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Proloquo2Go - Symbol-based AAC
Proloquo2Go - Symbol-based AAC

Proloquo2Go

AssistiveWare

Proloquo2Go is an award-winning symbol-supported communication app

Proloquo2Go is an award-winning symbol-supported communication app. It provides a voice to over 150,000 individuals who cannot speak. The app is designed to promote language development and grow communication skills. Its innovative features support users, parents, teachers and therapists to quickly personalize the vocabulary and settings.

“Users can open Proloquo2Go and begin to use it for effective communication immediately” – Susan Berkowitz, MS-SLP,...

aacorn AAC
aacorn AAC

aacorn AAC

aacorn

The top-rated assistive communication solution for non-verbal and speech delayed children, as featured in Apple's "Accessibility" AND "Special Education" Collections of recommended iPad Apps

The top-rated assistive communication solution for non-verbal and speech delayed children, as featured in Apple's "Accessibility" AND "Special Education" Collections of recommended iPad Apps. This week only: Receive a 2nd copy absolutely FREE with your purchase! Use one at home and give the other to your child's school or speech therapist! Limited time bonus offer, ends soon! *To claim yours...

mText2Speech - Language Translator with Voice
mText2Speech - Language Translator with Voice

mText2Speech

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.

SuperSpeak
SuperSpeak

SuperSpeak

Superplus AS

TRY FREE FOR 14 DAYS

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 features to help all levels of children with developmental delays...

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

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, caregivers and parents with many innovative features.

Complete Solution

MyTalk Mobile is...

Proloquo4Text - Text-based AAC
Proloquo4Text - Text-based AAC

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...

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

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 many times your would like your phrase repeated.
• Recording feature...

Also Good

Apps with average score

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...

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...

BRIDGE Communication
BRIDGE Communication
BRIDGE Communication

BRIDGE Communication

Bioprism, Inc.

A simple design for complex needs, without sacrificing versatility and variation, where all can grow...together.

Easy, affordable, instant.

Enjoy building your BRIDGE today! Witness the Possibilities.

BRIDGE Communication App is speech, language, and communication support and training resource app designed to eliminate the common struggles for individuals who have difficulty communicating....

Avaz - Free AAC App for Autism
Avaz - Free AAC App for Autism
Avaz - Free AAC App for Autism

Avaz - Free 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.

Note: Avaz Lite is now more powerful and has all the features of Avaz Together...

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...

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...

Voice4u TTS: Type / Photo to Speak in 30 Languages
Voice4u TTS: Type / Photo to Speak in 30 Languages
Voice4u TTS: Type / Photo to Speak in 30 Languages

Voice4u TTS: Type / Photo to Speak in 30 Languages

Spectrum Visions

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...

SPEAKall! Premium Plus
SPEAKall! Premium Plus
SPEAKall! Premium Plus

SPEAKall! Premium Plus

SPEAK MODalities LLC

NOTE: please view the product named SPEAKall! as we will continue to support that product and discontinue support for the SPEAKall!® Premium Plus application.

SPEAKall!® Premium Plus is an evidence-based therapy app specifically designed to introduce augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) in autism spectrum disorders and/or developmental speech and language...

See Me Talk
See Me Talk
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...

TouchChat HD - AAC with WordPower
TouchChat HD - AAC with WordPower
TouchChat HD - AAC with WordPower

TouchChat HD - AAC with 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...

Voice4u AAC - Picture-based communication board
Voice4u AAC - Picture-based communication board
Voice4u AAC - Picture-based communication board

Voice4u AAC - Picture-based communication board

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...

AAC Evaluation Genie
AAC Evaluation Genie
AAC Evaluation Genie

AAC Evaluation Genie

Hump Software

AAC Evaluation Genie is an informal diagnostic tool that is intended to assist speech-language pathologists and others with identifying skill areas that relate specifically to the language representation methods commonly found on augmentative communication systems. The purpose of AAC Evaluation Genie is not to identify a particular speech generating device,...

Speech Assistant AAC - Text to Speech
Speech Assistant AAC - Text to Speech
Speech Assistant AAC - Text to Speech

Speech Assistant AAC - Text to Speech

Ton Schalke

Speech Assistant is an AAC 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 create...

Assistive Express
Assistive Express
Assistive Express

Assistive Express

Kiat Ng

*Proudly used by Dillan for Autism Acceptance Month 2016 https://youtu.be/oMN2PeFama0*

Assistive Apps presents Assistive Express, an affordable Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) Device, catered to people with difficulty in speech. The biggest challenge for such users when using AAC devices is the number of key strokes or hits required to construct any...

SPEAKall!
SPEAKall!
SPEAKall!

SPEAKall!

SPEAK MODalities LLC

SPEAKall!® is an evidence-based therapy app specifically designed to introduce augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) in autism spectrum disorders and/or developmental speech and language disorders. SPEAKall! was originally developed by the Purdue University Program for Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) in conjunction with the Purdue AAC Research Lab and...

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...

ChatterBoards - AAC Communication Aid
ChatterBoards - AAC Communication Aid
ChatterBoards - AAC Communication Aid

ChatterBoards - AAC Communication Aid

Paul Popiel

ChatterBoards is an easy to use AAC communication aid for people of any age who have speech or language difficulties. This can include people with aphasia, apraxia, stroke, autism, or any other disability that causes the individual to have difficulties in communicating or expressing their needs.

Sample User Review:
"I'm a Speech...

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

Voice Dream Writer

Voice Dream Writer

Voice Dream LLC

Voice Dream Writer helps everyone write better: Text-to-speech proofreading reduces mistakes, phonetic and meaning search help you use the right words, and an active outline helps you organize and improve the structure of your writing.

• Featured in the US App Store Education Collection.

• "Voice Dream Writer's technically designed for people with reading disabilities, but it's useful for just about anyone who needs a little help proofing." - Lifehacker

Text-To-Speech Proofreading. Professional proofreaders recommend reading out loud as the best way to catch mistakes. Like a personal proofreader, Voice Dream Writer reads your writing using text-to-speech, so you can easily spot awkward sentences, grammatical errors and typos. Also, it can read words and sentences as you type or voice dictate. This way, you can type faster because you no longer have to look up to check the text you just wrote.

Word Finder. Voice Dream Writer helps you find the right words using phonetic search and meaning search. For example, search for "inuf" phonetically, and you will find "enough", and search for "Fast Africa Cat" by meaning and you will find "Cheetah." Word Finder also shows you the dictionary definition of a word as you type without you having to select anything or open another program.

Outline. As you write, Voice Dream Writer automatically creates an outline of headings, paragraphs and sentences. The Outline helps you structure your document better by giving you an always-on overview. You can also quickly navigate to a section in a long document without endless scrolling. Finally, you can drag and drop elements in the Outline to organize your writing. No more selecting, cutting and pasting large blocks of text.

Besides these unique features, Voice Dream Writer also comes with everything you would expect from any great writing tool:

• Comprehensive settings for text appearance
• Uncluttered writing area
• Search for text
• Search for misspelled words
• Word count
• Synchronize and backup with iCloud
• Import and export for Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box
• Preview and print with multiple themes
• Markdown support for formatting
• Export to Microsoft Word format (compatible with Apple Pages)
• Support for Bluetooth keyboard

The app is not only fully accessible, it was designed with students and adults with print disabilities in mind. There are special tools for VoiceOver users to manage the cursor, select text, and find and correct misspelled words by stepping through them. Voice-based Proofreading and Phonetic Search are invaluable for people with dyslexia. Also included is the research-proven Dyslexie font.

Voice Dream Writer will continue to evolve. We would love to hear from you!

EESpeech Basic - AAC Communication Notebook

EESpeech Basic - AAC Communication Notebook

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 life
- Available in iPhone or iPad version.
- Easy to personalize using user settings & easy to edit categories & phases.
- Foreign language translation available. Switch back and forth with your first and second language. Support over 30 different languages.
- Mal/Female voices are available for En-US users.
- Support User Daily Mode, Quick Note Mode, Alphabet & number board.

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

iSpeak - Text to Speech

iSpeak - Text to Speech

Ulrik Motzfeldt-Skovgaard

Bring your text to life with iSpeak.

iSpeak converts text to speech with the best sounding voice anywhere. Simply enter any text and iSpeak will instantly read the words.
You can still learn how locals pronounce words and how you should be pronouncing them.

iSpeak produces professional speech synthesis texts from words that you have entered, or copy and pasted from text, email, web sites, notes or other applications.

You can even share the text as a sound to your friends or other apps.

iSpeak supports 36 languages, and are the ONLY app supporting Greenlandic (Kalaallisut)!

You can scan a text and use iSpeak to have it read aloud.

Function Icons:
- To hear the speech: Click the "speaker" icon.
- To record the speech: Click the "save" icon.
- To share the recorded speech: CLick the "share" icon - the "save" icon changes to "share" when the speech is finished.
- To scan a text: Click the "Option" icon at the top of the screen and then select "Scan Text".

Alexicom AAC

Alexicom AAC

Alexicom Tech LLC

Free Features Include:
• The ability to create speaking, linking pages that never expire in the app
• Camera image acquisition directly in the cells
• In-app page creation and editing - absolutely free!
• Word prediction with a 150k word library
• Optional word learning and tracking of frequency of word use
• Text-to-Speech and recorded audio
• Voice / pitch changes
• One- and two- switch scanning
• Sequential and row/column scanning
• Auditory scanning
• Bluetooth and direct-touch scanning
• Supports RJ Cooper, AbleNet, Therapy Box and Inclusive Technology Bluetooth switches
• 36 editable demo pages
• 1x-3x Cell magnification slider for low vision
• Data tracking - 30 days of activity are logged in LAM format
• Data logs may be copied to Notes app for printing, emailing, and PeRT analysis
• International language support, including right-to-left text entry

Publish your Alexicom augmentative communication pages to your iPad, iPod, or iPhone and take them anywhere. Communication pages with text, images, and AT&T Natural Voices speech output can be downloaded directly from the Alexicom server or imported from your PC or Mac using iTunes. Once the pages are on your device, a data connection is no longer required. (Full access to the Alexicom server requires an active Alexicom account, however this app includes 36 demo pages, which are accessible and editable immediately.)

Alexicom AAC for iPhone/iPad lets you use your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch as an augmentative communication device. We offer over 2,500 pre-made pages and over 25,000 real photo and SymbolStix images in our public libraries, which include these pre-made page sets: ChildPre (A,B,C), Child1 (A and B), Child2, Child Intermediate, PicSpeechmaker, Speechmaker, Adult1, Adult2, Healthcare, StoryMaker, Core 280, Child Home, Teen Home, and Spanish Child1. You can easily import these pages into your own online library, customize them, and/or create your own pages. AT&T Natural Voices and eSpeak TTS offer text-to-speech output in 68 voices and 30 languages.

Alexicom is not device-dependent. Your pages can be accessed from any Mac, Linux, PC, iOS device, or other device with a standard web browser or app market. Pages can be shared between SLPs and parents and edited without taking the device away from the user. Publish your pages to multiple devices. Easily print your pages and even use them on an interactive white board.

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.

Pocket Talk

Pocket Talk

Alvin Booth

Pocket Talk is specifically designed to be an easy to use touch talker for people of all ages with the need for a speech aid.

Quickly speak pre built phrases or recorded audio through the Phrases tab or use the Sentence Builder to string multiple words together before speaking.

With Pocket Talk you can add, edit and delete the default categories and content at will, you can set custom images for the speech and category buttons from the default selection, your photo library or from the built in camera(if available).

Don't want to use speech synthesis?
Just use the built in audio recorder to record your friends, family and co-workers speaking and attach it to a speech button for use in the Phrases tab.

Use the Sentence Builder to quickly create sentences from a selection of editable, pre defined words and phrases. You can even use recordings in Sentence Builder to quickly create sentences from multiple audio recordings.

If you need to say something quickly that is not available as a button simply use the 'Type to Talk' section, type in the text you would like to say and tap Speak.


Why Choose Pocket Talk?

Highly Customisable
• Pin lockable Settings to help avoid unwanted/accidental changes
• List and table layout options for Phrases and Sentence Builder
• Selection of high quality voices
• Online voice processing only with IOS 6
• Online and offline voice processing with IOS 7 and above
• Easily editable content and categories for both Phrases and Sentence Builder
• Image manager allowing you to add/import/delete images
• Audio manager allows you to add/delete/change recordings

Other Features:
• Record audio to use for speech buttons
• Customisable categories and speech buttons/content
• Use the camera/photo library to make your own button images
• Add custom images to categories and speech buttons
• 5 high quality primary voices to choose from (Internet Connection Required)
• 5 high quality offline voices to choose from (IOS 7 Required)
• Type to Talk
• Sentence Builder with customisable content and images
• Sentence Builder can use recordings to build sentences
• Word breakdown learning tool



!!!! IMPORTANT !!!!
• Pocket Talk cannot speak phrases/sentences of more than 45 words
• For quality voice processing an internet connection speed of 3g or above is recommended
• At the current time, only English is available as the spoken language

Pocket Talk - Type to Talk

Pocket Talk - Type to Talk

Alvin Booth

Pocket Talk - Type to Talk is specifically designed to be an easy to use touch talker for people of all ages with the need for a speech aid.

Simply type what you would like to say into Pocket Talk - Type to Talk and tap the ‘Speak’ button to begin speaking



Why Choose Pocket Talk - Type to Talk?

Highly Customisable
• Pin lockable Settings to help avoid unwanted/accidental changes
• 5 high quality online voices to choose from (Internet connection required)
• 5 high quality offline voices to choose from (IOS 7 and above required)
• Word breakdown learning tool
• Typed text size can be easily changed for improved visibility
• History and favourite phrases section for quick text entry




!!!! IMPORTANT !!!!
• Pocket Talk cannot speak phrases/sentences of more than 45 words
• For quality voice processing an internet connection speed of 3g or above is recommended
• At the current time, only English is available as the spoken language

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!