Communication & Education

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Outspoken Communicator Mobile System-Proloquo2Go Outspoken Communicator Mobile System - Proloquo2Go 

Comprehensive Augmentative and Alternative Communication Solution that allows a user to increase vocabulary, store commonly used words and phrases and use symbols and/or text-based functions.

 

Description

Compusult's Outspoken Communicator Mobile System is a high-quality portable Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) solution. It includes the Proloquo2Go AAC software pre-installed on an Apple iPad or iPod Touch, as well as optional accessories.

Proloquo2Go is an Assistiveware product and Assistiveware Trademark. It is a communication solution for any child or adult who can operate an iPod Touch. Proloquo2Go is a cost effective tool for special education, and AAC specialists enjoy the ease of programming and customization.

Feature Summary:

  • A complete communication solution with a beginning vocabulary of over 7000 words and phrases.
  • Includes natural-sounding Text-To-Speech (TTS) male and female voices from Acapela Group (U.S or British English only at present).
  • Lets you use symbol, photo, and text-based communication tools: 
    • Symbol-based communication employs almost 8000 built-in symbols from SymbolStix LLC. Speech items are organized into categories with the option for grid or list views. You can easily add new speech items and categories with a one-button operation.
    • Text-based communication allows you to type full sentences and paragraphs and includes options for automatic conjugation of verbs, pluralizations, and possessives.
    • Photo-based communication lets you use digital images instead of symbols and attach the text you want to each one.
  • The history feature provides quick access to items spoken in the last 15 minutes, last hour, today, yesterday, etc., up to one week in the past.
  • Proloquo2Go includes 2 vocabularies: AssistiveWare’s free built-in Crescendo™ core word vocabulary and Gateway to Language & Learning©, available through an in-app purchase.
  • Access to 4,750 unique words out of the box and another 7,250 pre-categorized words in storage 
  • Proloquo2Go and the Crescendo™ vocabulary are available in English and Spanish, with support for bilingual use it allows to instantly switch between languages at any time. 
  • Includes over 45 natural-sounding TTS voices, 10 of them genuine children’s voices, in English (USA, UK, Australian, Scotland and India) and Spanish (North American and Spain).

Outspoken Communicator Mobile -Predictable Outspoken Communicator Mobile - Predictable

Comprehensive Text-based Augmentative and Alternative Communication Solution with options to store phrases and translate handwriting.

 

Description

Compusult’s Outspoken Communicator Mobile System is a high-quality portable Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) solution. It includes the Predictable AAC software pre-installed on an Apple iPad or iPod Touch, as well as optional accessories.

Predictable from TherapyBox is a cost-effective and unique communication aid for people with speech disabilities. It lets you type messages more efficiently via a sophisticated word prediction engine, and then speak the messages using your choice of nine TTS voices, which can be customized, and a U.S. or UK dictionary. Predictable offers you an innovative and effective communication solution.


Outspoken Communicator- Assistive ChatOutspoken Communicator Mobile - Assistive Express

A text-based Augmentative and Alternative Communication solution with word prediction and storage of phrases.

 

Description

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.

Features:

  • 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
  • Three 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
  • *New* Favorites can be reordered
  • *New* Share to Twitter, Facebook, Messages, Email etc.
  • *New* Font size is adjustable
  • *New* Prediction can be enabled/disabled
  • Assistive Express is currently only designed for the English Language.

 


Outspoken Communicator- Speak ItOutspoken Communicator Mobile -  SpeakIt

A text-based Augmentative and Alternative Communication solution that lends itself to cutting and pasting blocks of text for reading aloud.

 

Description

Compusult's Outspoken Communicator Mobile System is a high-quality portable Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Solution. It includes the Speak It software pre-installed on an Apple iPod Touch (8GB, 3rd Generation) and basic accessories, or an Apple iPad and basic accessories.

Speak It is an advanced text-to-speech solution, utilizing voice synthesis to reproduce speech which is clear and natural sounding.

Feature Summary: 

  • Easy to use interface: simply enter the text you want to say, and press the “Speak it!" button
  • Four high quality voices are included: American Male, American Female, British Male, British Female
  • NEW! Highlights words as they are spoken
  • Ability to create audio files and email them
  • Save as many phrases as you would like, and easily repeat them later
  • Pause and resume speech playback
  • Change the volume, as well as the speed of spoken text
  • Change the font size of the text field
  • Speak it! Store, where you can download 20 new voices
  • Designed to be used while on a phone call
  • Localized for French, Italian, German, and Spanish

Outspoken Communicator- TapToTalkOutspoken Communicator Mobile - TapToTalk

Augmentative and Alternative Communication solution with an option to tilt the device and have the message fill the entire screen. There are symbol and text-based modes.

 

Description

Compusult's Outspoken Communicator Mobile System is a high-quality portable Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) solution. It includes the TapToTalk software pre-installed on an Apple iPod Touch or iPad and basic accessories.

TapToTalk displays a set of pictures on a screen, and when you tap a particular picture, TapToTalk plays a word or sentence and displays another screen of pictures. It comes with a fully functional album that you can use, and there are also options to individualize albums to meet specific needs.

Features

  • Choose from a library of over 2500 pictures, or add your own photos
  • Choose the vocabulary, language, voice and accent, or record your voice or use text-to-speech
  • Each screen in an album can have up to 12 pictures, and each album can have hundreds of pictures. You can publish up to 12 albums to supported devices

Outspoken Communicator- TouchChatOutspoken Communicator Mobile - TouchChat

Augmentative and Alternative Communication solution with an option to tilt the device and have the message fill the entire screen. There are symbol and text-based modes.

 

Description

Compusult's Outspoken Communicator Mobile System is a high-quality portable Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) solution. It includes the TouchChat AAC software pre-installed on an Apple iPod Touch or iPad and basic accessories.

TouchChat allows individuals who cannot speak to communicate by spelling or selecting icons from visual display. Words, phrases and messages are used with the built-in voice synthesizer or by playing back recorded messages.

Features:

  • Five synthesized voices to choose from, giving you the option to pick one to suit your personality
  • Tilt the device to make the message fill the entire screen in large letters
  • Ability to navigate through page sets and speak messages. Page sets are linked pages, are each are divided in to a number of buttons.
  • Ability to customize the TouchChat vocabulary
  • Personalize existing pages and buttons
  • Over 10,000 symbols included for customizing buttons.

There are Four Page Sets included with TouchChat:

  • VocabPC - For adults and adolescents with developmental disabilities, and vocabulary is arranged as carrier phrases, interactive sentences, activity vocabulary and naming words.
  • MultiChat 15 - Created for school-aged individuals with emerging language skills and includes individual words, sentences and phrases.
  • Spelling - A QWERTY keyboard page set with four word prediction buttons and a few pre-stored phrases.
  • Primary - Designed for children and contains vocabulary for home, school and general communication.

Education and Workplace Accomodation Software and Applications

These software packages and accessories include voice recognition and language and writing aids that improve writing skills and give users more input options.

Dragon NaturallySpeakingDragon NaturallySpeaking

Text-to-Speech Recognition Software with comprehensive control of all areas of your computer. Dragon NaturallySpeaking allows hands free access to internal computer settings, learns your vocabulary and voice tone.

Description

High accuracy, fast performance and extensive vocabulary give you outstanding recognition for your toughest business projects. It's simple. Just speak to your computer naturally - without pausing between words - and watch as sentences appear on your screen. Dictate and edit entire paragraphs at a time. Compose e-mail messages, create reports, draft letters, and edit proposals just by speaking. Add words to your vocabulary and train it to recognize how you pronounce that word.  Use automatically expanding phrases to replace short phrases with pre-set paragraphs you use often.  You'll find Dragon NaturallySpeaking can be faster and more natural than typing.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking is unique among text-to-speech software packages due to the access to anything in your computer.  Use voice commands to access internal controls and settings in your computer, switch between active programs and windows and use pre-programmed commands for different applications for more efficiency. 

Dragon NaturallySpeaking is available in a French professional versions geared toward specific industries (legal and medical).


Plantronics HeadsetPlantronics Headset

Manufacturer: Plantronics

Models include wired, wireless, headphones with microphones and noise cancelling features.

 

 

Description

For music, games, speech recognition, Internet chat/telephony, and video conferencing. This headset features awesome stereo sound and a superior speech-recognition microphone for improved voice recognition accuracy. Equipped with convenient inline volume and mute controls and a QuickAdjust™ microphone boom that ensures correct placement for speech applications. The flexible headband and soft, swivel-mounted ear cushions let you work or play in comfort. Compatible with popular PC sound cards, just plug it in and start talking. The headset is lightweight and comfortable, with a new behind-the-head design.

Product Features:

  • Full-range stereo sound
  • Superior speech recognition microphone
  • Inline volume and mute controls
  • Lightweight, comfortable, behind-the-head design
  • Compatible with popular PC sound cards
  • Works on Windows®systems
  • Compatible with Microsoft® Windows XP™  

Kurzweil 3000Kurzweil 3000

Manufacturer: Kurzweil Educational Systems

Kurzweil 3000 is a writing tool that guides users from the brainstorming stage to completion of essays. Grammar and spell check functions are available, and you can scan or import in documents from various formats.

Description

Kurzweil 3000 is a scanning, reading and writing solution for people with learning disabilities or reading difficulties. There are two versions - one for the Windows environment and one for the Macintosh.

Many versions of Kurzweil products are available, specific items can be quoted upon request.


AntidoteAntidote

Manufacturer: Prologue

Antidote is a French and English language writing software product with spelling, vocabulary and syntax checking functions. It hosts a comprehensive dictionary.

 

 

Description

Antidote is the full arsenal of the perfect editor that adds directly to your favorite software. Whether you write a letter or email, click a button, and see if open a reference works among the richest and most useful products ever.


Read and Write GoldRead & Write Gold

Manufacturer: Texthelp Systems Inc.

Read & Write Gold reads on-screen text, assists in grammar and spell checks, and assists in writing across different applications. Available in standard and USB (mobile) versions.

 

Description

Read & Write Gold is a reading comprehension and writing aid solution for reading for users with literacy or learning difficulties. It features the reading of Web pages and documents and a choice of natural voices.  Use text and picture dictionaries to comprehend unfamiliar words.  Word prediction assists in the writing process.  Research tools within the software help users find and process information more independently.

Read & Write Gold allows users to work in a truly inclusive environment using standard Windows applications. This mainstream compatibility means there is no need to learn a whole new way of creating and editing text, as Read & Write  Gold works seamlessly within Windows applications such as Microsoft Word and Internet Explorer. Read & Write Gold will also read PDF documents!

Read & Write Gold is a simple to use toolbar that "floats" on top of any open application. Assistance can then easily be called upon as the user works.


Word QWordQ

Manufacturer: Quillsoft

WordQ provides spelling assistance with on-screen prompting of suggested spellings as you type. It can be used with most software applications and the internet.

Description

WordQ is a simple but powerful writing tool that:

  • Predicts words as you type
  • Reads predicted words to improve choice accuracy
  • Predicts the next grammatically correct word automatically
  • Re-reads sentences as they are typed for word flow and meaning
  • Re-reads and highlights completed work for editing and proofreading
  • Read virtually any digital text on your computer
  • WordQ works for any writer from beginner to experienced, helping to improve the quality, quantity and fluency of their writing.

WordQ is customizable providing various levels of support.

WordQ works in virtually ANY computer environment such as Word™, Inspiration™, WordPad, NotePad, Outlook™, etc.

WordQ is discreet - prediction, speech and readback features are easily turned on and off as required.

Whether just beginning Kindergarten or completing Grade 12, WordQ meets the needs of all writers. Beginning writers listen to and then select words from a limited vocabulary list to help them write simple sentences. Proficient writers, with an advanced vocabulary/spelling ability, bring the word prediction box up only when it is needed. In addition every writer can use the "readback" feature to listen to and edit their writing, whether it is a three line recount or a 3000 word essay. Finally, WordQ reads most digital text including Web pages, PDFs and Word documents, making access to text simple and direct.

French version available upon request.


WordQ + SpeakQSpeakQ

Manufacturer: Quillsoft

SpeakQ, combined with WordQ, provides text-to-speech input and spelling correction by voice command. 

 

 

Description

SpeakQ is a plug-in for WordQ.

What can I do with SpeakQ?
For people who struggle with written language and/or continuous typing SpeakQ is voice recognition technology ...simplified! For many, the idea of voice recognition is exciting and freeing but the reality of training your voice and learning the commands necessary to use it dampens the enthusiasm. SpeakQ was created for these people.  Training is easier. Voice commands are eliminated. SpeakQ's one task is to help you write using your voice.

Simple voice training with a variety of reading levels to choose from. Reading passages are read out loud, making training independent for readers and non-readers alike Choice of "speak continuously" or "speak and select".

"Speak and select" mode eliminates unwanted or incorrect phrases being typed, you choose what goes on your page. Similar look and feel as WordQ - prediction box "predicts" what you say (and allows you to choose the correct example). Microphone can be set to turn off after each voice entry eliminating unwanted extra words recorded by mistake. Works seamlessly with WordQ allowing the user to revert to word prediction at any time.

"Replay" button enables the user to hear their own voice, "Read" reads back what the computer "heard" thus helping the user improve their voice input.

Works in any "word processing" format, Word, NotePad, Inspiration, Outlook, etc. Whether you home school a child with written output difficulties (see Supported Learning) or just want a simple to use voice recognition software for yourself, SpeakQ is an excellent choice. Training your voice is simple with a variety of reading passages that are read out loud. There are no voice commands to learn. You use your mouse and keyboard to run your computer. It also functions seamlessly with WordQ allowing you to move back and forth between the two thus reducing the frustration inherent when learning to use voice recognition technology. Whether you are writing reports or writing recipes (or both!), SpeakQ makes word processing by voice easy to learn and simple to use.


BoardmakerBoardmaker

Manufacturer: Mayer-Johnson

Graphic Database & Print Display Maker  

 

Description

Boardmaker is a graphics database containing over 3,000 Picture Communication Symbols in bitmapped clip art form. The program allows you to: Make a professional looking communication display in minutes. Quickly find and paste pictures into your display with a mouse click. Make the pictures any size and with any spacing. Print and/or save your display on disk for later use. Print displays in black & white or color. Make worksheets, picture instruction sheets, reading books, journals, or posters.


Co:WriterCo:Writer

Manufacturer: Don Johnston

Word prediction that works on all devices and computers

 

Description

For struggling writers, translating thoughts into writing can feel overwhelming. Their writing often suffers from phonetic or inventive spelling, lack of richness, limited detail, and incoherence. These students need the word prediction program that has empowered more written self-expression than any other tool.

Co:Writer is the only word prediction program to use Linguistic Word Prediction™ intelligence. For students who struggle with translating thoughts into writing, there is no other tool that more accurately interprets what they intend to say. Co:Writer's ability to improve writing coherence, richness and detail goes far beyond any imitator.


Spark LearnerSpark Learner

Manufacturer: Spark-Space

Document creator that guides a user from the brainstorm phase to essay and writing development
 

Description

Spark Learner bridges the gap between ideas and the production of a structured piece of writing. It is for students with a conceptual learning style such as those with hidden disabilities like dyslexia. Spark-Space allows students to structure their thoughts at speed and then turn those ideas into a structured document in one program. Spark-Space enables students to see relationships between ideas through its unique 3D view, thus accelerating learning and understanding. Independent working is also encouraged as built in text- to-speech allows them to review and correct their own work.


Digital Voice RecorderDigital Voice Recorder

Manufacturer:

Slim Recording Devices for recording lectures and notes - use with voice recognition software and import files directly into your computer.

Description

Features sleek & fashionable design with a recording time of 18 hr or 9 hrs. Capable of recording up to 396 files , records telephone conversation. Has LCD Display, Auto Power Save Function , All Accessories Included: USB cable, cable, external microphone, earphone, telephone adapter, and PC software.

*Model may not be exactly as shown.

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