5 Features of AAC Apps & SGDs that Make Us Happy

February 29, 2012 by - 2 Comments

5 Features of AAC Apps & SGDs that Make Us Happy
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5 things1. Doing a back-up or restore by email? Sounds good to us! Thanks, PictureCanTalk.

2. Allowing people to explore all of the available vocabulary without interfering with the page programming is the AAC equivalent of babbling in the app Speak for Yourself.

3. Ability to turn off the history feature and clear prior communications when privacy is a concern. Noted and appreciated in SonoFlex, Predictable, and other AAC apps/SGDs.

4. Auditory scanning has long been of value in SGDs and now it’s gone mobile. Kids with visual impairment or poor head control appreciate this feature in apps like Sounding Board.

5. Voice morphing: Electronically altering recorded speech. Can’t someone please bring back the awesome vocal aesthetics that were in the Tango? We’re still grieving that loss.

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  • Alexandra Templin says:

    Any ideas on why Dynavox stopped making the Tango after they purchased it from BlinkTwice?

    • Avatar photo Carole Zangari says:

      Alexandra, thanks for your question. I’m not exactly sure, but I have a hunch that it was a business decision and not one related to its utility for kids with AAC needs. It had some wonderful features and an innovative design. We were sorry to see this choice eliminated from the options available to kids with little or no functional speech.

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