*Proudly used by Dillan for Autism Acceptance Month 2016 https://youtu.be/oMN2PeFama0*
Assistive Apps presents Assistive Express, an affordable Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) Device, catered to people with difficulty in speech. The biggest challenge for such users when using AAC devices is the number of key strokes or hits required to construct any sentences, which can take up a significant amount of time to have a decent conversation with anyone. To overcome this challenge, Assistive Express is designed to be simple and efficient, allowing users to express their views and thoughts at the most express manner, with natural sounding voices.
-Landscape and Portrait Modes to cater to different needs
-Word Prediction to minimize the keystrokes required
-Adaptive learning of new vocabulary into the word prediction list
- Favorites list for users to save commonly used sentences
-3 voices included for user to pick
-Adjustable volume and speed for voices
-Large font and buttons for easy access
-Recent list for quick access to previously spoken sentences
-Self-learning "next word" prediction
-Favorites can be reordered
-Share to Twitter, Facebook, Messages, Email etc.
-Font size is adjustable
-Prediction can be enabled/disabled
- *New* Only supports iOS8 and newer.
- *New* Added share capabilities on favorite and recent. Try to touch and hold any conversation on these pages to share and copy!
Assistive Express is currently only designed for the English Language.
Fixed external keyboard bug
Ratings and Reviews
This is a good app for those with difficulty in speaking.
Its a very similar in functionality to software I have started writing myself, although if this apps delivers what I need then I'll probably cancel mine (I was writing it to support a relative rather than commercial reasons).
Heres what Id really like to see...
Please include a version with Acapella's Rachel (British) voice, or some way to use their in-app purchase for new voices.
When the text area is cleared and the app is quit, restarting the app then fills the textarea with the last sentence spoken. This is a bit annoying and should really start with a blank canvas if it was cleared prior to quitting. Alternatively just add an option to always start with a clear textbox whenever the app is started
Other than that, it shows great promise, and the simple shortcut buttons are what makes this app better than various other apps using the same speech engine
Love this app. Using it to support children's writing - copy and paste into Pages once finished. Excellent word prediction and lovely big buttons. Good as a text to speech app for my students with no speech.
The update looks more professional but predictive buttons move and are less responsive than in the earlier version.
- Kiat Ng
- 221.3 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2010 assistive apps
- In-App Purchases
- British English Female Voice Rachel £1.99
- British English Male Voice Peter £1.99
- British English Male Voice Graham £1.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.