By Cheryl Bregman
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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
What's New in Version 4.2
Switched to using iOS built in voices.