Edition 64, July 2021

Innovative Ideas

AAC speech communicator

A free app for Android

A smart pictogram-based speech communicator for people with speech disabilities.

An Android application for people with speech disabilities, a generic and easy to learn communication method for anyone with speech disabilities that forms grammatically correct sentences from a list of pictograms clicked and reads them (text-to-speech). 

Because of pictograms it's especially good for children on ones who have limited reading abilities. It is different from most of existing products by being free, by its grammatically correct natural language generation features .

The application includes 5000 icons obtained from arasaac.org, where 900 are properly categorized, and others are accessible through search.

Other features include:

  • recent phrases and pictogram history (each category lists most used ones on top) accessibility
  • for easier identification icons tagged with the 6 SPC colors (actions, names, descriptives etc)
  • option to display text in capital letters
  • compatibility with both Tablets and mobile phones