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Communication apps and software

This section includes Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) apps and software that can be used by an individual to communicate with others. These methods may include an alternative to speech or supplement speech. Some apps and software may be designed for use with a dedicated AAC device or for non-dedicated devices such as PCs and some tablets. 

Apps and software with spoken output read out what has been inputted.

Apps and software that plays back pre-recorded speech when an icon button is selected on your mobile or tablet device's touch screen. Most allow you to add your own photos as buttons and pair these with speech you record onto your device.  Pre-recorded messages can be chosen from a list.

Aacorn Aac Communication App
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app for iPad. Comprises: options to create new words, modify or disable existing ones, save favourite...
Abilipad Customizable Keyboard App
Abilipad is designed to assist users to learn and improve their writing skills. Comprises: customisable keyboard layouts; adaptive notepad; word predi...
Assistive Express Aac App
Augmentative and alternative text to speech communication app for iPhones, iPod Touch and iPads. Comprises: word prediction can be enabled or disabled...
Clarocom Aac App
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Comprises: can speak out text that is typed into the...
Eespeech Basic Aac Communication Notebook App
Alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) speech app for iPad, iPhone and iPod. Comprises: phrases organized into categories; options to edit c...
Gotalk Now Aac App
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app for iPad. Comprises: adjustable page layouts; customizable navigation; recorded or text-to-speech...
Gotalk Now Plus Aac App
Alternative and augmentative (AAC) app. Comprises: adjustable page layouts; recorded and text-to-speech capabilities; SymbolStix and GoTalk image libr...
Grid 3 Software
Text or symbol communication software with speech output. Comprises: can be used with switches, touchscreens, pointing devices, eyegaze, a traditional...
Innervoice Augmentative Alternative Communication App
Augmentative and alternative communication app compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, requires iOS6 or later. Comprises: customisable 3-D photo...
Jabtalk Communication App
Augmentative and alternative communication app for Android mobile phones. Comprises: navigation designed to be intuitive for toddlers; personalised vo...
Lamp Words For Life Aac App
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app for iPad. Comprises: symbol based for users who are not yet literate, symbols are paired with tex...
Mind Express 4
Symbol communication software. Comprises: communication grid building with creation of pages from templates; range of communication symbol sets includ...
Mytalktools Mobile Communication App
Augmentative and alternative symbol to speech communication app for compatible iOS iPhones, iPod touch and iPads. Comprises: switch visual scanning; o...
Predictable Text Based Communication App
Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) App for use on an iPhone, iPod or iPad. Comprises: user can use the whole screen as a switch with sca...
Proloquo2go Symbol-based Aac App
Augmentative and alternative communication app compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Comprises: list or grid view; choice of text-to-speech voi...
Scene & Heard Augmentative Communication App
Augmentative and alternative communication app for compatible iOS iPads. Comprises: users can record their own voice messages for scenes, to make basi...
Sono Flex Aac Vocabulary App
Augmentative and alternative communication app for compatible iOS and Android phones, PCs and speech generating devices running Tobii Communicator tha...
Soundingboard Communication App
Augmentative and alternative communication board app for compatible iOS iPhones, iPod touch and iPads which pairs symbols/photos with user recorded ou...
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