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.
If you know that there is a certain product that will help you, feel free to browse through our online catalogue or use our search tool for specific product names. National retailers are listed against each product and you can click on their link to go directly to their website to order that product or contact the retailer for more information. Don't forget to tell them you found their information on our site.
If you are unsure about what you need why not try our AskSARA tool to narrow down your search by considering what areas of daily living you need help with.
If you would prefer to speak to someone for advice about daily living equipment, please contact our Helpline on 0300 999 0004.
Our experienced advisors will help you find the solution to your problem and can send you information on products that might help you, where you can buy equipment and other useful organisations that might be able to help you.
You can also post a question on the Youreable forum. it’s free to join the forum and the community is supportive and knowledgeable. The forum is an online community of and for disabled and older people and their families/carers.