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5 of the best communication apps

June 19, 2014

iPads and tablets can be incredibly powerful communications tools for adults and children with a disability.

Proloquo2Go $269.99

A communication app that enables people to talk using symbols or typed text in natural sounding speech. Proloquo2Go offers a range of vocabulary and a comprehensive symbol set from which phrases and sentences can be constructed, visually modelled and spoken aloud by the computer.

SoundingBoard Free

SoundingBoard is an app which allows you to create communication boards. You can create custom boards using AbleNet symbols or your own photos.

Scene and Heard $64.99

Scene & Heard is an interactive context based communication aid and learning tool. Using a visual scene display you can import photos and allocate actions including audio messages, short videos and widget symbols.

Pictello $23.99

A simple way to create photo albums, talking books and social stories. Each page in a Pictello Story can contain a picture, a short video, up to ten lines of text, and a recorded sound or text-to-speech using natural sounding voices.

TouchChat HD $189.99

TouchChat HD is a full-featured communication solution for individuals who have difficulty using their natural voice. TouchChat is designed for individuals with Autism, Down syndrome, apraxia, stroke, or other conditions that affect a person’s ability to use natural speech.