AAC speech communicator

AAC speech communicator


An Android application for people with speech disabilities, a generic and easy to learn communication method for anyone with speech disabilities that forms grammatically correct sentences from a list of pictograms clicked and reads them (text-to-speech). Because of pictograms it's especially good for children on ones who have limited reading abilities.

It is different from most of existing products by being free, by it's grammatically correct natural language generation features (inflection, tenses, using the setting user gender to alter first person sentences1 and more) and by usage of gesture search on mobile phones where keyboard is not reliable because is small screen.

Also, my friends have found it to be a fun toy to learn basics of foreign language :)

The application includes ~5000 icons obtained from arasaac.org, where ~900 are properly categorized, and others are accessible through search. It supports French language well, and there is an early prototype for English too.

Other features include:

* recent phrases and pictogram history (each category lists most used ones on top) accessibility
* for easier identification icons tagged with the 6 SPC colors (actions, names, descriptives etc)
* option to display text in capital letters
* compatibility with both Tablets and mobile phones



DONATE TO HELP THIS IMPROVE:

If you liked the application, you may donate to allow us add new features/improvements much more quickly: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=DY6954755BM48

INSTALATION:

* install "gesture search"
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.google.android.apps.gesturesearch
* About Languages and Text-to-Speech:

* to use French or English you have to set your phone/tablet language to the one you wish to use (go to your phone Settings)
* you will also need text to speech engine to be installed (go to Settings->Install voice data etc)
---- For much higher quality voices you may get the SVOX voices from android market ( https://market.android.com/details?id=com.svox.classic ) for around 3 EUR (include free fully featured two week trial). Note: I'm not affiliated with them, just used and liked their quality.


CONTENT LICENSE:

The application includes (downloads them on first run) 5000+ ARASAAC pictograms limited to non-commercial use (Creative Commons) that must be redistributed under the same licence.

Author of the pictograms: Sergio Palao
Origin: ARASAAC
License: CC (BY-NC-SA)

Recent changes:
* added landscape mode for tablets
* improved UI: more beautiful, added category tabs, fast scrolling, search; faster
* speak each individual word when pressed (option)
* option to hide of words/icons less appropriate for children (hidden by default)
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Free
72
3.6
User ratings
70
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
0
File size
27036 kb
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About AAC speech communicator
An Android application for people with speech disabilities, a generic and easy to learn communication method for anyone with speech disabilities that forms grammatically correct sentences from a list of pictograms clicked and reads them (text-to-speech). Because of pictograms it's especially good for children on ones who have limited reading abilities.

It is different from most of existing products by being free, by it's grammatically correct natural language generation features (inflection, tenses, using the setting user gender to alter first person sentences1 and more) and by usage of gesture search on mobile phones where keyboard is not reliable because is small screen.

Also, my friends have found it to be a fun toy to learn basics of foreign language :)

The application includes ~5000 icons obtained from arasaac.org, where ~900 are properly categorized, and others are accessible through search. It supports French language well, and there is an early prototype for English too.

Other features include:

* recent phrases and pictogram history (each category lists most used ones on top) accessibility
* for easier identification icons tagged with the 6 SPC colors (actions, names, descriptives etc)
* option to display text in capital letters
* compatibility with both Tablets and mobile phones



DONATE TO HELP THIS IMPROVE:

If you liked the application, you may donate to allow us add new features/improvements much more quickly: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=DY6954755BM48

INSTALATION:

* install "gesture search"
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.google.android.apps.gesturesearch
* About Languages and Text-to-Speech:

* to use French or English you have to set your phone/tablet language to the one you wish to use (go to your phone Settings)
* you will also need text to speech engine to be installed (go to Settings->Install voice data etc)
---- For much higher quality voices you may get the SVOX voices from android market ( https://market.android.com/details?id=com.svox.classic ) for around 3 EUR (include free fully featured two week trial). Note: I'm not affiliated with them, just used and liked their quality.


CONTENT LICENSE:

The application includes (downloads them on first run) 5000+ ARASAAC pictograms limited to non-commercial use (Creative Commons) that must be redistributed under the same licence.

Author of the pictograms: Sergio Palao
Origin: ARASAAC
License: CC (BY-NC-SA)

Recent changes:
* added landscape mode for tablets
* improved UI: more beautiful, added category tabs, fast scrolling, search; faster
* speak each individual word when pressed (option)
* option to hide of words/icons less appropriate for children (hidden by default)

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A Google User
Jul 1, 2014
Good
A Google User
Jun 23, 2014
Won't download files
A Google User
Jun 22, 2014
Like it as it helps me with my speaking disorder
A Google User
Mar 30, 2014
Good start A lot of the vocabulary is miscategorized, although I give them credit for using correct terminology for body parts.
A Google User
Feb 1, 2014
Super....but pecs also has lil higher level . kids with mild autism can recognise written words...and use them as symbols of communication. ?.pls get us something for those kids Pls update the list by adding more frequently used words...I m special educator and aba therapist