Able AAC is a value priced, easy to use Multi-function and Multilingual Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) solution for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The application has naturally-sounding recorded text-to-speech voices, close to 800 up-to-date beautifully illustrated drawings, full expandability and extreme ease of use.
Special educators, speech language pathologists and occupational therapists have found Able AAC a proven communication solution for children and adults who can access the iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Educators see it as a cost-effective solution for special education. Users love Able AAC because it is not only powerful, but it runs on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad platform and makes their children feel independent.
Able is currently available with 3 recorded English Accents, one adult US male, one adult female and one US child voice. Able now supports 20 languages with over 79 voices engines which you can buy as a simple inapp purchase for all interfaces including Type and Speak.
Languages Available :
English: Arab Nizar, Australian Tyler,US( Ryan, Heather, Kenny, Saul, Micah, Will(Happy, Upclose, Little Creatures, Scary Adult, Senior Adult), Laura, Nelly), Indian Deepa, UK( Graham, Lucy, Peter, Rachel, Queen Elizabeth, Tracy)
Arabic: Leila, Mehdi, Nizar, Salma
Danish: Mette, Rasmus
Dutch: Daan, Femke, Jasmijn, Max, Belgian Dutch (Jeroen, Sofie, Zoe)
French: Alice, Antoine, Antoine ( Happy, Upclose), Bruno, Claire, Julie, Margaux, Margaux (Happy), Canadian French: Louise
German: Andreas, Julia, Klaus, Sarah
Greek: Dimitris, Dimitris (Happy)
Italian: Chiara, Fabiana, Vittoria
Mandarin Chinese: Lulu
Norwegian: Bente, Kari, Olav
Portuguese: Celia, Protuguese Brazilian: Marcia
Spanish: Ines, Maria, Antonio, US Spanish: Rosa
Swedish: Mia, Elin, Emma, Erik, Emil, Finish Swedish Samuel, Gothenburg Swedish: Kal
Key Features :
Full Alternative and Augmentative Communication solution with a default vocabulary of over 800 items.
Built-in natural sounding recorded text-to-speech voices from the Acapela Group (English language, standard app has 3 American English Voices).
More than 800 custom symbols. Supports picture based communication.
Able AAC has voice engines for 20 languages
With inapp voice engine purchase you can modify voice pitch and speed and make any voice child like.
Punctuation editor provided with voice purchase.
If your language is not listed above, you can completely customize text and voice in any language as long as there is a key board. The latest iPhone/iPad supports 57 different types of keyboards (From Cherokee to Vietnamese). Enter any language text and record your voice and now you have a complete AAC solution in your language.
3 levels of communication available from simple, advanced to Type and Speak. Your loved one will learn and grow from level to level instead of having to buy and learn a new AAC app when they outgrow the last one. Able AAC is your one stop Application for your communication needs.
For the Advance interface, touch various pictures and see your sentence form visually and press the green speak button. Express yourself.
The advanced interface is also designed to teach students with a learning disability numbers, body parts, animals, geography, days of the week, months, dates and years in a unique and easy manner. For some categories you can practice past, present and future tense.
Extensive picture retrieving options: our library, your device photos, camera, safe picture search on Bing (coming soon)
One-button addition of new vocabulary items and categories
Simple interface has 3 categories. User can touch a picture and a full sentence appears in the text box and the sentence is spoken automatically.
Advanced interface has several categories. User mixes and matches words to create a sentence and presses the green speak button. Words are kept in categories for easy reference.
Type and Speak. User types a sentence with the onboard device keyboard and presses the green speak button. Text will be spoken by a Acapela voice engine of your choice (In app purchase).
Capability to store long paragraphs of text for later use such as for debates or presentations etc.
Quick access to recently spoken items for the last 15 minutes, last hour, all the way up to one week back.
Under My Tasks, an integrated note pad that facilitates Home School Communication and Individualized Progress Monitoring through text. The notes category has a number indicator to show the parent or teacher that there is a new message waiting.
Under My Tasks, a separate Home and School/Work schedule to support independence and self-regulation. Add a new schedule category or modify an existing schedule. It’s completely configurable.
Each Schedule can be modified without altering the content of the other.
The Schedule feature allows the user to develop Multiple Layer Events (Schedule within a Schedule)
Each Schedule event includes text and image cues with a “check-off” action when the tasks are completed.
Schedule events are easily added, deleted, or re-ordered to match changing situations.
We included a motivational point system to encourage task completion in school and at home. Points build up throughout the week and when a threshold (parent adjustable) is reached. It will display the small reward that the parent has selected. The rewards are easily configurable and can be changed to suit the situation. Included is a color coded point counter with pop up message.
The My Task section is completely configurable and if you want to add, modify or delete a category or sub category, go ahead and make it yours.
My Task Category buttons allows the organization of content within logical, easy to access categories such as My Reminders and My Programs.
A My Info button to alert others of the person’s allergies or medical issues and easy retrieval of parents contact information.
Create your own Audio and Video recording in Able App. For example, learn how to button a shirt, tie a shoe lace, use utensils, personal hygiene etc.
Break up Tasks into mini steps (create points check able list in My Reminders and checkable list (no points) in My programs.
Support for Social Scripts
The Type and speak category can become a e reader.
User can now change category size on the left and have 1 to 12 pictures on the Right. One slider button
Animation added to the click of the pictures. Shakes and background lights up.
- Computer / icloud backup is now enabled.
- Capability to protect settings with a password.