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Alphabet Tracing

Alphabet Tracing
developed by Oncilla Technologies Inc, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

Displays letters of the alphabet, words and numbers which children (including those with learning disabilities) can trace over, to help in learning to write.

"Another alphabet learning app that is easy for very young children to use, but has the same limited options common in these learning and tracing apps." Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region (LDANR), Canada | PatientView survey 2012-2013


Tags: Disability

BIG Launcher

BIG Launcher
developed by Cofis CZ, sro, Czech Republic


Improving communication

Arabic / Chinese / Croatian / Czech / Danish / Dutch / English / Estonian / Finnish / French / German / Greek / Hebrew / Hindi / Hungarian / Indonesian / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Lithuanian / Norwegian / Polish / Portuguese / Romanian / Russian / Slovak / Spanish / Swedish / Thai / Turkish / Vietnamese

Cost: 'demo' version free, £7.50 [approximately €10.81, $11.70]

Simplified phone ‘home’ screen for older people, and for people with visual impairment (and even for anyone who dislikes numerous phone icons).

Recommended by AGE Platform Europe (AGE) and by the European Disability Forum (EDF) as part of the 2011 Vodafone Foundation’s ‘Smart Accessibility’ competition Recommended by AGE Platform Europe (AGE) and by the European Disability Forum (EDF) as part of the 2011 Vodafone Foundation | http://bit.ly/OWoFOo


Tags: Disability

Body Language - Expressions

Body Language - Expressions
developed by Mazuzu, USA


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsImproving communicationInformation

English

Cost: Free

Allows recognition training of fleeting facial expressions known as ‘micro-expressions’.

“This is a body-language expression quiz. It helps identify facial changes when people are showing emotions.” Group specialising in learning disorders, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2011


Tags: Disability

Confederacion Autismo España [Autism Confederation Spain]

Confederacion Autismo España [Autism Confederation Spain]
developed by No details available


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsInformation

Spanish

Cost: Free

Provides access to, and allows users to participate in, the social networks of Autismo Espana [Autism Spain].

“In a clear commitment to the use of new technologies, Autismo España presents its app—a new way to interact with the Confederation, completely free, and full of surprises. The menu is created with pictograms, to make navigation intuitive.” Autismo España [Autism Spain] | http://bit.ly/MOgS8b


Tags: Disability

Dragon Search

Speech-recognition app that allows the user to conduct Internet searches on the phone through voice commands.

“Apps certainly have the potential to make life easier for deaf people—though very few products are addressing this market. This particular app can be very useful for deaf people in some situations. At present, though, it only seems to be available in Apple.” National Association of Deafened People (NADP), UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Disability

Grace - Picture Exchange for Non-Verbal People

Grace - Picture Exchange for Non-Verbal People
developed by High Caffeine Content, Ireland


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: £22.99 [approximately €33.12, $35.90]

Non-speaking, simple, picture-exchange system that can allow people with autism to express their needs independently.

“Simple to use, and useful for those with autism. But you cannot create own categories. [Editor: Note that the app's latest update may have solved this deficiency.] ” Group specialising in carers, family and friends, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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HelpTalk

HelpTalk
developed by 1000 Empresas, Portugal


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: Free

Provides a list of phrases and images that can allow people who have trouble vocalising to communicate some of their needs and feelings.

Recommended by AGE Platform Europe (AGE) and by the European Disability Forum (EDF) as part of the 2011 Vodafone Foundation’s ‘Smart Accessibility’ competition AGE Platform Europe (AGE) and by the European Disability Forum (EDF) as part of the 2011 Vodafone Foundation | http://bit.ly/OWoFOo


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iAdvocate

iAdvocate
developed by Alan Foley, School of Education, Syracuse University, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

Instructs parents on how to liaise with schools and educational facilities, with the aim of ensuring that a child's needs are met.

"iAdvocate can provide immediate and specific responses during a CSE meeting when officials try to deny access to services. For example, during a district meeting when the school states "the academic gap is too large for your child to be educated in a general educational setting", the app gives a specific response, such as "according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), discrepancy in cognitive level cannot be the sole determining factor in placement”." Down Syndrome Association Hudson Valley, USA | http://bit.ly/1bbvasK


Tags: Disability

iMean

iMean
developed by Michael Bergmann, USA; Richie Meade-Miller, USA; Aram Julhakyan, Spain; Meredith Bergmann, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: £3.99 [approximately €5.64, $6.19]

Turns an iPad into a letterboard, with large, easy-to-read keys, and word suggestions to help a person with autism-spectrum disorder communicate thoughts.

"This app has different keyboards, a QWERTY keyboard, ABC and number keyboard." Alabama Ear Institute, USA | http://bit.ly/13ICpXG


Tags: Disability

iPrompts

iPrompts
developed by Handhold Adaptive LLC, USA


RemindersImproving communication

English

Cost: Android: £6.43 [approximately €9.06, $9.71], Apple: £39.99 [approximately €56.36, $62.01]

Utilises illustrations to give instructions or to ask questions, allowing a carer to converse more easily with people who have communicational difficulties.

"iPrompts is a mobile, visual support aid for the iPhone and iPod Touch. This app provides several picture-based prompting tools (no voice output) for caregivers to help individuals transition from one activity to the next, understand upcoming events, make choices, and focus on the task at hand." Autism Society of Illinois (ASI), USA | http://bit.ly/15aRjaN


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Model Me Going Places 2

Model Me Going Places 2
developed by Model Me Kids LLC, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

Teaching tool that utilises slideshows and images to illustrate appropriate behaviour in social settings (such as shops or playgrounds).

“Model Me Going Places is a great visual teaching tool for helping your child learn to navigate challenging locations in the community. Each location contains a photo slide show of children modeling appropriate behavior. Locations include: hairdresser, mall, doctor, playground, grocery store, restaurant.” Friendship Circle of Michigan, USA | http://bit.ly/UP5jOy


Tags: Disability

My Friend Isabelle

My Friend Isabelle
developed by Take 2 Ventures LLC/PicPocket Books LLC, USA


Information

English

Cost: £1.49 [approximately €2.11, $2.31]

Illustrated story that can be used to encourage development of early reading skills in children.

Recommended by the Vermont Family Network (VFN), USA Vermont Family Network (VFN), USA | Source is no longer available


Tags: Disability

MyTalkTools Mobile

MyTalkTools Mobile
developed by 2nd Half Enterprises LLC, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

Chinese / Danish / Dutch / English / French / Hebrew / Italian / Polish / Spanish

Cost: £64.46 [approximately €90.80, $99.99]

Allows a user to communicate through audio files, images, pictures, symbols, and video (one adult female voice) by touching an image, which the app then reads out.

"MyTalkTools Mobile offers augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for learning disabled students." Disability Network Northern Michigan, USA | http://bit.ly/MC1uKH


Tags: Disability

Pictello

Pictello
developed by AssistiveWare


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsRemindersImproving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

Dutch / English / French / German / Spanish / Turkish

Cost: £12.82 [approximately €18.12, $19.99]
Simple method for non-speaking people of all ages to create visual, talking stories.
“Parents need to know that Pictello provides an easy way to create ‘social stories’ from the images and videos in your device’s photo library. Simply decide on a story topic with your child, and choose the ‘Wizard’ or the ‘Expert’ to guide you through the process. Know that your photo books can be shared through iTunes, Dropbox, or Pictello’s universal server. You’ll need to provide an email to join Pictello, but other users can only download your photo books if you give them a code. Kids can learn how to create stories that are relevant to their lives with Pictello. For example, they can express their likes and dislikes, communicate with others, and learn routines. What’s nice is that these stories are, by nature, very specific, and tailored to kids’ lives. If your child is having trouble transitioning back to school, or greeting adults, for instance, Pictello can be useful. In addition to self-expression, kids can learn a bit about the art of storytelling.” Vicki Windman, Common Sense Media—Advocating for Kids, USA | http://bit.ly/1hWXSUD


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Predictable

Predictable
developed by Therapy Box Limited, UK


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsImproving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: Android: £130.80 [approximately €188.45, $204.08], Apple: £119.99 [approximately €172.87, $187.21]

Alternative communication solution for people who have difficulty speaking.

“To date, I can only recommend ‘Predictable’. I am very optimistic about the use of apps for service users who have limited verbal skills, and can use hand-held devices as an augmentative communication tool. But I have some concerns about how funding for such apps (and the necessary hardware) will be sourced.” National group specialising in disability, Ireland | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Disability

Proloquo2Go

Proloquo2Go
developed by AssistiveWare BV, Netherlands


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English / English - American / English - Australian / English - Indian

Cost: £199.99 [approximately €288.13, $312.03]

Alternative communication solution for people who have difficulty speaking.

“Supports communication. Aids memory. Improves safety supports and independence.” Epilepsy Wales, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Disability

Proloquo4Text

Proloquo4Text
developed by AssistiveWare BV


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsImproving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

Danish / Dutch / English / French / German / Italian / Norwegian / Spanish / Swedish

Cost: £89.99 [approximately €127.22, $140.33]
Text-oriented alternative communication tool for people who are literate but have difficulty speaking.
“This is Proloquo4Text, an augmentative-and-alternative communication (AAC) program for Apple devices. It does only text, unlike Proloquo2Go, and stays on a single page. It has word prediction, sentence prediction, and a side panel of pre-written words and sentences. It’s cheaper than Proloquo2Go. You might be interested in this if you need AAC with good word prediction and high-quality voices, but not have to pay for picture symbols you’re never going to use. The colours and fonts are customisable. I’m using it for my word-based communication, and Proloquo2Go for my picture-based communication, because it has always been hard for me to switch between picture and word modes on Proloquo2Go (a cognitive problem, not a fault of the program).” Social Skills for Autonomous People blog, USA | http://bit.ly/1j64pfN


Tags: Disability

See and Learn Saying More Words

See and Learn Saying More Words
developed by Down Syndrome Education Enterprises CIC


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: Android: £12.49 [approximately € 17.94, $19.49], Apple: £13.99 [approximately €20.09, $22.84], Windows: £15.39 [approximately €22.11, $24.03]
Aimed at helping children with Down syndrome improve their speech development.
“ ‘See and Learn’ makes it easy to support children with Down syndrome at home, in individual and group-therapy settings, and in the classroom. See and Learn offers activities designed to promote the development of language, reading, speech, memory and number skills. See and Learn is a range of resources to support learning for children with Down syndrome. See and Learn is developed and published by Down Syndrome Education International–a world-renowned leader in providing evidence-based information about the education and development of children and young people with Down syndrome. See and Learn uses structured activities that make full use of the children’s strengths as visual learners to help them learn more successfully.” Huddersfield Down Syndrome Support Group (HDSSG), UK | http://bit.ly/1FuENBK


Tags: Disability

Shifting Perspectives

Shifting Perspectives
developed by Bright Machine, UK


Information

English

Cost: Free

A collection of the work of 12 photographers who have a connection with Down’s syndrome, and a photographic representation of people with Down’s syndrome.

“The ‘Shifting Perspectives’ photography team continues to break down pre-conceived ideas about people with Down’s syndrome, highlighting the individuality of every person with Down’s syndrome, challenging attitudes and prejudices, and examining alternative representations of both adults and children. The new app showcases all the work produced by the ‘Shifting Perspectives’ team since its inception in 2003. The app makes this important body of work available to an even-wider global audience.” Down's Syndrome Association, UK | http://bit.ly/RDgJGL


Tags: Disability

Talkforme

Talkforme
developed by iWord Ltd, Ireland


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: £69.40 [approximately €99.99, $108.30]

Communication tool that allows a user to convey needs through photographs taken with the phone, and sentences typed in.

“County Louth man, Karl McEvoy, who has a rare neurological movement disorder known as dystonia, has been given the gift of speech, thanks to a new revolutionary app developed by his father. Karl, now 21 years old, developed dystonia at four years of age, resulting in him being unable to communicate verbally with many people (apart from his family). The new app, ‘Talkforme’, has been developed by his father, Hugh, and gives people with a range of speech-impaired disabilities a tool to get their voices heard.” Dystonia Ireland | http://bit.ly/RDA5vi


Tags: Disability

Treatable-ID

Treatable-ID
developed by Roderick Houben of HealtH2Media


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringInformation

English

Cost: Free
Information about the diagnosis and treatment of 81 treatable rare diseases that cause intellectual disability.

Recommended by the app’s funder and medical advisor.

Treatable Intellectual Disability Endeavor in BC (TIDE BC), Canada | http://bit.ly/1jObT5f


Tags: Disability

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