APP2Speak is an augmentative and alternative communication application for iPad and iPad mini, to help adults who have difficulty expressing their wants, needs and activities of daily living to family, friends and others around them.The application contains 80 preset communication needs and wants. Each page displays 20 pictures with words. Each selection provides speech output 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. Male and female voice is available.Customized pages are endless and easy to create by selecting the customizing button. Speech Pathologists, family and friends are able to upload pictures from their personal photo library, Internet (with wireless Internet connection) or take picture with iPad/iPad mini and save on custom page(s), label picture, select text to speech or use your own speech for voice output. Share your custom pages with other APP2Speak users through an enabled Bluetooth or WIFI connection.The learning curve is short and even for the not so technical savvy person, once APP2Speak is set up; it is easier than a cell phone to use. Simply described; APP2Speak is an alternative way to help adults communicate when they cannot speak following a medical event such as stroke, and has the potential to function as a speech recovery tool. More specifically, it is an inexpensive application that features universal and custom selection of communication images which, when selected, speak words and phrases by a pre-programmed male or female voice and option for personal voice (speech) included on the customization pages.Current FormatiPad, iPad Mini, iOS 7.1.2Features4 pre-programmed pages of photos, words and speech for immediate communication2 options for size of picture/photoOption for male and female voiceText to SpeechPersonal recorded voiceEndless pages of customization using personal photo library, internet pictures or take custom photo within APP2Speak and save in separate album folder created for APP2SpeakAllows custom pages to be shared through an enabled Bluetooth or WIFI connectionBackup and recovery of custom shared pages*additional languages coming soon
What's new in version 1.6
Two left and right buttons are added on top of each page for external switch and joystick control.