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British Sign Language - Finger Spelling

British Sign Language - Finger Spelling
developed by Duchy Software Ltd, UK


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

Helps a user learn the British Sign Language (BSL) alphabet.

"Very simple to use, though not enough words are included." Carers Gloucestershire, UK | PatientView survey 2012-2013


Tags: Disability

DAF Assistant

DAF Assistant
developed by Artefact LLC, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: Android: £3.15 [approximately €4.45, $4.89], Apple: £7.99 [approximately €11.29, $12.39]

Helps people who have a stuttering problem to speak more fluently.

"This app is meant for people who stutter. It uses delayed auditory feedback (DAF) and frequency-shifting auditory feedback (FAF) to help speakers control their speech fluency, pitch and rate – with the goal of improving confidence and speech skills. DAF delays the voice, while FAF changes the pitch. While the app cannot yet be used for phone calls, it can be used with Bluetooth or the Apple earphones with remote and microphone."  Central Coast Children's Foundation (CCCF), USA | http://bit.ly/18Rz4cU


Tags: Disability

Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation
developed by Nuance Communications Inc, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities

Arabic / Chinese / Czech / Danish / Dutch / English / Finnish / French / German / Greek / Hungarian / Indonesian / Italian / Japanese / Malay / Norwegian / Polish / Portuguese / Romanian / Russian / Slovak / Spanish / Swedish / Turkish / Vietnamese

Cost: Free

Voice-recognition app that turns spoken words into on-screen text, which can be used as notes or as email.

“Offers voice recognition. ” Patient group specialising in learning disorders, Canada | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Disability

La Mia Voce

La Mia Voce
developed by Bumblebee Studios, Sweden; and Zadig Srl, Italy


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

Italian

Cost: Free
Aims to help people with a permanent or temporary speech impediment communicate with family, friends and healthcare professionals.

“The app was built with advice from Dr Licitra of the Cancer Institute of Milan, with sponsorship from us, the Associazione Italiana Laringectomizzati (AILAR), and the Federazione Italiana delle Associazioni di Laringectomizzati e Pazienti Oncologici (FIALPO), and the Associazione Italiana di Oncologia Cervico-Cefalica (AIOCC). The app is an effective tool for patients with tumours of the head or neck, and also for people who have difficulty speaking. The app allows you to activate a voice synthesiser from a repertoire of phrases that best meet the basic needs of these types of patients. You can also write short sentences to be sent to the speech synthesiser, producing either a male or female voice.”

Associazione Italiana Laringectomizzati (AILAR), Italy | Source no longer available


Tags: Disability

Locabulary Lite

Locabulary Lite
developed by Red Mountain Labs Inc, USA


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

English

Cost: Free

Utilises the audio output of the phone to speak words, phrases, and sentences, whether for emergencies, everyday activities, pleasure, or teaching.

"Combines location and vocabulary to produce efficient communication for individuals who have difficulty speaking. Locabulary is an alternative to bulky communication devices, with text-to-speech phrases under categories, including: ‘quick phrases’, ‘moods’, ‘assistance’, ‘restaurants’." Vermont Family Network (VFN), USA | Source is no longer available


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


Tags: Disability

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

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

SmallTalk Aphasia - Female

SmallTalk Aphasia - Female
developed by Lingraphicare America Inc, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

Provides a vocabulary of pictures and videos that talk in a natural human voice.

“Helps people who have difficulty speaking.” Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA), West Yorkshire Branch, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Disability

SmallTalk Intensive Care

SmallTalk Intensive Care
developed by Lingraphicare America Inc, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: Free

Provides a list of phrases and images with which patients can communicate to medical professionals some of their needs and feelings (such as "I have chest pain", or "I want a doctor").

“An app to help patients with speaking difficulties (whether because of an impairment, or because of an operation) express their needs to medical-care providers in the intensive care unit (ICU). Users choose from picture-based vocabulary to ‘speak’ phrases like, “I am in pain,” or “I want to be comforted.” The pictures that match the words make this app useful for non-English speakers as well. Reviewers found the app useful for the ICU, though one user said that the interface “was not great.” The pictures are self-explanatory, and make the app a convenient tool for non-native-English speakers.” Central Coast Children Foundation, USA | http://bit.ly/MX4p1l


Tags: Disability

Speak it! Text to Speech

Speak it! Text to Speech
developed by Future Apps Inc, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English / French / German / Italian / Spanish

Cost: £1.49 [approximately €2.10, $2.35]

Vocalises the written content of documents, emails, PDF files, web pages, etc, that the user has copied and pasted into the app, and converts text into speech.

“Easy to use, and pleasant to listen to.” East Dorset and New Forest Motor-Neurone Disease Association (MNDA), UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Disability

TapToTalk

TapToTalk
developed by Assistyx LLC, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: Free

Allows a user with limited communication skills to express themselves by selecting a library image, which the app will then read out as a word or sentence.

Recommended by Pathfinders for Autism, USA | http://bit.ly/qWdRrN


Tags: Disability

Voice4u AAC Communication

Voice4u AAC Communication
developed by Spectrum Visions Global Inc, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English / Japanese

Cost: Android: £39.99 [approximately €56.36, $62.01], Apple: £44.99 [approximately €63.42, $69.76]

Utilises simple images (for instance, of an individual eating) to help a person with a communicational difficulty express wants and needs to a carer.

"Voice4u is a revolutionary picture-based augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app that helps individuals express their feelings, thoughts, actions, and the things they need. It is a perfect solution for learning and communication for individuals with autism. Voice4u includes over 150 pre-loaded icons, and lets you create your own icons and categories." Friendship Circle of Michigan, USA | http://bit.ly/16I5Ffu


Tags: Disability

WhQuestions

WhQuestions
developed by Smarty Ears LLC, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: £7.99 [approximately €11.29, $12.39]

Game intended to help children ask "Why?", "When?", "Who?", "What?", "Where?", and "How?" (WH) questions.

"App designed to help children learn how to answer wh questions." Hands and Voices (H&V), USA | http://bit.ly/15jWo0J


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

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