Abilipad is a customizable keyboard and adaptive notepad, with word prediction and text-to-speech. "Best app for adaptive writing and reading!" @smartapps4kids
Keyboard Editor enables one to quickly and easily create customized keyboard layouts:
•Assign each key any letter, word, sentence or picture
•Merge cells together to form larger keys
•Create audio recordings
•Select from various fonts and letters sizes
•Use different colors for the grid, keys and letters
The adaptive notepad provides scaffolding and support:
•Distraction-free writing space
•Word Prediction (available in English, Spanish, French and German language settings)
•Set the text style (font, size and color) and background color
•Include images from the image library or use your own pictures
•Add, duplicate and reorder pages
•Link keyboards to effortlessly shift between from one to the next.
•Words are highlighted as they are spoken
•Speaks letters, words and /or sentences
•AAC option with easily accessible clear text button
•Adjust the reading speed
•Bluetooth enabled for use with a wireless keyboard
•Insert text from emails, text documents or webpages to hear it read out loud
•Languages include: Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch (Belgium, Netherlands), English (Australia, Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States), Finnish, French (Canada, France), German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
•Intuitive, user-friendly interface
•Automatically save your work as you make changes
•Organize notepads and keyboards into folders
•Export Abilipad files privately via email or Dropbox
•Share keyboards and lessons online with other Abilipad users
•Download ready-made activities from the Abilipad Library
- new logo
- colorful new default keyboard
- new fonts
- voice-over enhancements
- squished a couple of bugs
Ratings and Reviews
This is a great app. I like that it can be used with kids who have varying ages and skill levels when it comes to typing, spelling, and communication. It has great visual and verbal feedback. In addition, Cheryl the developer has been very helpful with any questions I have had! I would recommend this app to anyone.
This is a GREAT APP! We use it at home and mom son's teachers love it! My son now writes better than he speaks! Thanks to this app, I know more about him! Awesome!
Not was I was expecting.
I have been searching for a writing app that would be very supportive, have great word prediction and offer fast and easy feedback for misspelled words and this app had none of those features. It does not identify misspelled words as you type them. You need to touch the words for them to be underlined in red and then again for word choices to be offered. The word choices and word predict I found to be less than useful as well. I purposely misspelled 'think'- 'thik' and my choices for correction were, 'thick' 'this' and 'thin'. This alone would confuse my daughter with down syndrome, the person I had purchased it for. I think you have a very good start at what may turn out to a very useful app, but for me, as a parent, it's not very useful as is. I have high hopes that you will continue to refine this as there is a high demand out there for a writing app!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.