Speech Assistant AAC

Speech Assistant AAC


Speech Assistant is an AAC app designed for people who are speech impaired, but are able to read. This may be in the case of aphasia, MND/ALS, after a stroke, in case of vocal cord problems or other speech problems. The app can also be a tool to practice during rehabilitation.
With the app you can create categories, words and phrases, which are placed on large buttons. With these buttons you can create messages that can be shown or spoken. It is also possible to type any text using the keyboard.

Speech language and voice
The voice is not part of the app, but the app uses the voice that’s installed on your device. For instance the voices from Google Text-to-Speech. You can change the voice in the settings of your device. You can also download other voices or speech languages from the Google Play Store from companies like SVOX, Acapela or Ivona.

Feedback and information
For feedback, questions, tips or problems, please contact: [email protected]
More information: http://www.a-soft.nl/speechassistant-tips.html

Designed for tablets and smartphones
The app is initially designed for use on a tablet. But the app also works fine on large smartphones.

Easy to use
1. Click on one of the 12 categories.
2. The phrases and words that belong to the category are shown on large buttons.
3. Click on the buttons to create a message that is shown in the display. Or you can type any text on the keyboard.
4. Click on the speaker icon and the message will be spoken out.

Fully Customizable
• General Settings: Auto complete, option to prevent double touching and more options.
• Layout and Colors: The size of the buttons, the display and the textsize can be adjusted. It is also possible to adjust the color scheme.
• Categories and Phrases: It is simple to add, change or delete your own categories, words or phrases.
• Speech and sound: For adjusting the sound settings and a link to the Text-to-Speech settings of your device.
• Backup and Restore: Option to backup and restore your categories, words and phrases.
• Keyboard shortcuts for USB/Bluetooth keyboards for Speak, Clear and Show button.

Recent changes:
- New setting: the speaking can be stopped by touching the speak button again. (must first be enabled in the settings).
- Option to navigate through the categories and phrases with a USB/Bluetooth keyboard or numeric keypad.
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About Speech Assistant AAC
Speech Assistant is an AAC app designed for people who are speech impaired, but are able to read. This may be in the case of aphasia, MND/ALS, after a stroke, in case of vocal cord problems or other speech problems. The app can also be a tool to practice during rehabilitation.
With the app you can create categories, words and phrases, which are placed on large buttons. With these buttons you can create messages that can be shown or spoken. It is also possible to type any text using the keyboard.

Speech language and voice
The voice is not part of the app, but the app uses the voice that’s installed on your device. For instance the voices from Google Text-to-Speech. You can change the voice in the settings of your device. You can also download other voices or speech languages from the Google Play Store from companies like SVOX, Acapela or Ivona.

Feedback and information
For feedback, questions, tips or problems, please contact: [email protected]
More information: http://www.a-soft.nl/speechassistant-tips.html

Designed for tablets and smartphones
The app is initially designed for use on a tablet. But the app also works fine on large smartphones.

Easy to use
1. Click on one of the 12 categories.
2. The phrases and words that belong to the category are shown on large buttons.
3. Click on the buttons to create a message that is shown in the display. Or you can type any text on the keyboard.
4. Click on the speaker icon and the message will be spoken out.

Fully Customizable
• General Settings: Auto complete, option to prevent double touching and more options.
• Layout and Colors: The size of the buttons, the display and the textsize can be adjusted. It is also possible to adjust the color scheme.
• Categories and Phrases: It is simple to add, change or delete your own categories, words or phrases.
• Speech and sound: For adjusting the sound settings and a link to the Text-to-Speech settings of your device.
• Backup and Restore: Option to backup and restore your categories, words and phrases.
• Keyboard shortcuts for USB/Bluetooth keyboards for Speak, Clear and Show button.

Recent changes:
- New setting: the speaking can be stopped by touching the speak button again. (must first be enabled in the settings).
- Option to navigate through the categories and phrases with a USB/Bluetooth keyboard or numeric keypad.

User reviews of Speech Assistant AAC
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A Google User
6 days ago
I teach and this is a fantastic tool. It is now my "voice" in the world. My larynx was removed in January of 2015 and I fully expected there to be a lot of inexpensive tools for me to work with. In the Windows environment, they were either buggy or too expensive, and in Linux, the text to speech offerings were, with one exception; pure, without-a-doubt garbage. The problem isn't with the developers, it's with the proprietary "voices" that are mostly not available for free implementation. Wanna sound like a robot? There's an app for that! However, I found this application while searching the Droidosphere. It could stand to be named something a bit more snappy but if it works for you....=:^)) I am running this app on my Nexus 7 tablet and it works great. "Can I make it work the way I want it to work"? Yes. 5 stars worth. If I had any little niggle with this app, sometimes when I click the speaker to play the text, it picks it up in the middle of the string. I have to click the speaker again to make it say the whole sentence from the beginning. Other than that? This is probably the best app in existence that provides REAL and serious help for people like me. Most certainly 5 stars.
A Google User
May 7, 2015
Very Intuitive Absolutely love it! My voice is soo soft I can barely be heard. This is a great tool.
A Google User
Apr 24, 2015
Awesome! This is an amazing app. I have raved about it to many friends suffering from the same or similar conditions to what I have, and many have found it helpful. The new keyboard controls are great as well and really help me out. The only thing I would ask is to perhaps allow any button or combination of buttons to be used for navigation. For example, my bluetooth keyboard's setup would make it much more convenient to use the "function" key as one of the options for either switching between categories and words or selecting something, but right now that's not an option. Still, this app is really terrific. It gets full time use around here. Edit: For those complaining about the voice, that is not decided by this app. The app uses whatever voice you have set to default on your device. I suggest downloading Ivona from the market and following the instructions to set it as your device's default TTS option.
A Google User
Apr 16, 2015
Life saver my speech therapy recommended this app Would not speak. I try and trying
A Google User
Apr 11, 2015
Very useful and customisable Great app for people with speech impairment who manage to tap on a tablet or a larger smarphone. It is simple to enter and modify frequent phrases and sort them into categories. Or you can type ad hoc text on a keyboard. Fully customisable behaviour, colours, sizes. Advanced features like a backup of the predefined phrase, showing a phrase on the full screen or sending it via email. It helps me to keep contacts with other people!
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