39 Free and Lite Versions of AAC Apps

February 21, 2012 by - 5 Comments

39 Free and Lite Versions of AAC Apps
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The content of this post has been updated. Click HERE for the most current version that includes Android apps and a link to our AAC app rubric.

Graduate student SLPs are a fairly diverse group, but one thing that is common to almost all of them is that they are on a very limited budget. Although many of the AAC apps are reasonably priced, even that can be a lot for a struggling student. We wanted to put together a list of the free or lite versions of AAC apps for them to explore on their own iDevices.

First, a few caveats:

1. Selection of AAC tools is always made after a thorough assessment. This is as true for apps as it is for SGDs.
2. This list isn’t intended in any way to endorse these apps or suggest that the free/lite version is sufficient. Hopefully, it will give future professionals a taste of what these  apps can do and allow them to begin to think about how to make decisions about this in the context of a feature match assessment. Review sites like the one at Spectronics and OCALI can be very useful when you are trying to see some of the features that apps contain.
3. This list isn’t comprehensive. If you have links to other AAC apps that are free or have lite versions, please send them along and we will update our list.
4. Students, remember what we’ve taught you about AAC. This doesn’t supersede what you’ve learned about AAC and language assessment, symbol selection, multimodal communication, etc.

Free or Lite Versions of AAC Apps

  1. AlexiCom AAC
  2. Answers: Yes/No Free
  3. Augie Free (Free version not currently available in US)
  4. Com App
  5. iBlissymbols Lite
  6. iComm Education
  7. iPhonic Lite
  8. iPicto Lite
  9. Locabulary Lite
  10. My Talking Phone
  11. MyTalk Tools
  12. MyVoice Communication Aid
  13. Neo Julie (also Kate and Paul)
  14. Noni Lite
  15. OneVoice-AAC
  16. Phrase Board
  17. Pic A Word
  18. Pics Aloud Lite
  19. Picture Card Maker
  20. Picture Board
  21. PocketAAC-Lite
  22. Scene & Heard Lite
  23. Small Talk Aphasia (Male & Female)
  24. Small Talk Conversational Phrases
  25. Small Talk Daily Activities
  26. Small Talk Intensive Care
  27. Small Talk Pain Scale
  28. Sono Flex Lite
  29. Speak All
  30. Spubble Lite
  31. Talk Assist
  32. Talking Text
  33. Talk to Me 100 (free version has 9 locations)
  34. Talk 4 Me
  35. Tapikeo
  36. Tap to Talk
  37. Verbally
  38. VocaBeans EN
  39. VoiceSymbol AAC

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This post was written by Carole Zangari

5 Comments

  • Debra Morris says:

    This is a great list! Thank you.

    • Carole Zangari says:

      Thanks, Debra. We will update and post it periodically so check back or sign up for updates by email. It’s amazing how many AAC apps are out there. I feel like the field zoomed from zero to 120 mph, and am not sure if that is a good thing or not. Time will tell, I guess. Appreciate the feedback!

  • Amy Taylor says:

    Thank you very much for making this list!
    Here are some more lite or FREE versions that I am aware of to add to the list:
    TouchChat – Lite ($9.99-full version is $150 and up)
    MetaTalkLite ($9.99 – full version is $180)
    CPA (Comunicador Personal Adaptable)- description is in Spanish but English speech and vocabulary are available.
    DIME Lite
    TalkTommy
    Speakall!

    • Carole Zangari says:

      Thanks, Amy! We are getting ready to update and issue a new list so the timing is perfect. Thanks for taking the time to comment with these helpful suggestions!

  • Amy Taylor says:

    Oops, I see you have Speak All listed already, sorry about that!

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