Proloquo2Go 1.6

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Education
Price: $189.99, Version: 1.5 -> 1.6 (iTunes)


Proloquo2Go provides a full-featured augmentative and alternative communication solution for people who have difficulty speaking. It provides natural sounding text-to-speech voices (CURRENTLY AMERICAN, BRITISH and INDIAN ENGLISH ONLY), high resolution up-to-date symbols, powerful automatic conjugations, a default vocabulary of over 7000 items, advanced word prediction, full expandability and extreme ease of use.– Proloquo2Go is now available for trial on the iPads on display in Apple Stores worldwide (at present they are still showing version 1.4.1) –Proloquo2Go is for anyone who cannot afford spending thousands of dollars on an AAC device and yet wants a solution that is just as good if not better. SLPs, teachers and parents recommend it for children and adults with autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, developmental disabilities, apraxia, ALS, stroke or traumatic brain injury.”The price is so compelling,” said Dan Herlihy, owner of Connective Technology Solutions, “and the software and hardware platform Proloquo2Go runs on so radically improved over current devices in its category that if not quite a paradigm shift, markedly raises the bar for accessibility, ease of use, and affordability.”Proloquo2Go is a universal application that can be used on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (without requiring the user to purchase it twice). Proloquo2Go can be used to communicate without requiring a WiFi or 3G connection.– Educational institutions can get a 50% discount on Proloquo2Go if they purchase 20 or more licenses through Apple’s Volume Licensing Program for Education (only available in the US right now). Contact us for more information –INCLUDED VOICES: The current version includes North American English male, female, girl and boy voices. These can be swapped at no costs for British or Indian English voices that can be downloaded through WiFi by Proloquo2Go. Support for other languages and voices is expected before the end of 2011.Read more on proloquo2go.com

What’s New

This upgrade adds a number of general purpose enhancements as well as several features specifically targeted at users with hearing impairments, autism or fine motor control problems:- Added visual feedback when message window is tapped.- Repeated taps on the message window can now stop speech, restart speech, pause/continue speech or be ignored.- A repeat delay can be set on the message window and the vocabulary buttons to prevent users from repeating the same message or button(s) over and over again.- A hold duration can be set on the message window and the vocabulary buttons to prevent users with fine motor issues from accidentally triggering the wrong message or vocabulary button.- Auto-conjugation now supports possessives of proper nouns.- Two beautiful new voices were added: The American English female voice Tracy (included in the app) and Indian English female voice Deepa (free download in the app).- Word prediction can now be set to learn only correctly spelled words.- Auto-spacing now handles numbers and dates more intelligently. Auto-spacing can also be turned off now.- Over 15 other fixes and enhancements.



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Jason Seitz
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