Avaz - AAC App is an award-winning, research-based Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app for children with speech difficulties (Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, Aspergers, Apraxia and other non-verbal conditions.)
Avaz was developed in collaboration with 25 schools and 500 children, to enable children with autism achieve the most effective communication possible. Avaz runs on Android-based tablets and phones.
It has a powerful keyboard, uses picture symbols, and high-quality voice synthesis, to help users communicate and also develop language skills. Avaz user interface is designed to make speech therapy more effective, develop a child’s language, and improve their intent to communicate.
WHY USE AVAZ
USER-FRIENDLY CUSTOMIZATIONS: Avaz features can be customized to meet your child’s requirements. You can add a new folder, item or even add multiple items at the same time. You can also Hide or Show the images whenever needed. Change the images to be displayed ranging from 1 to 40 pictures per screen.
HUGE VOCABULARY REPOSITORY: Avaz comes with 3 research-based, graded picture vocabularies, and a set of Core Words that will enable a child to communicate. These vocabularies have been designed to facilitate spontaneous novel utterance generation, encouraging a child to not only use language but also generalize from it. While Avaz helps a child get started quickly with pictures, it's also great for facilitating an easy transition into text. Avaz keyboard has support for saving and loading text, a Quick response bar for frequently-used messages, and a picture-assisted text prediction capability for sight readers.
SPECIAL DESIGNS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS: Avaz features animation for maximizing reinforcement, a high-contrast mode for children with visual impairment, and arrow keys for children having difficulties with fine motor control. Subscribers also get fine-grained control over the speech output, with a choice of many natural voices.
WORD PREDICTION: Prediction is available for pictures, text and as well as phonetics. As non-native speakers, word prediction for phonetics makes the task simple for the user and help them convey the thoughts effectively.
ENABLING REINFORCEMENT: Avaz features animation for maximizing reinforcement, it has the ability to remove distracting content from the screen, fine-grained control over the speech output, and a high-contrast mode.
SOCIAL MEDIA CONNECT: The user can share the messages using email, Facebook, Twitter, and Whatsapp. This feature helps the user to send messages to their friends and family who are available virtually.
HIGH-QUALITY IVONA VOICES: Avaz comes with 4 high-quality voices from IVONA. You can even record your own voice! Avaz takes the hassle out of 'programming' a typical AAC aid and keeps the focus on interacting with the child.
√ Track Therapy Sessions and receive therapy logs in the mail
√ Easy backup and restore using Dropbox
√ Seamless Integrated Text and Keyboard Mode
√ Ability to share your messages using email, Facebook, Twitter
√ Reinforcement using zoom and animation
√Color-coded vocabulary based on modified Fitzgerald color codes
√ Word prediction with both pictures and text
√ Instant Search to explore vocabulary easily
√ Consistent Motor Planning
√ Grammar - Morphology options of a word e.g. verb, noun, and adjective
√ Settings Wizard - personalize Avaz, based on the child's unique needs
√ Add/Edit multiple items at once
√ No active internet connection (Wi-Fi or 3G) required
√ Grid Size Control
√ Prompt support on Mail, chat
√ Introductory video tutorial
√ Easy-to-access help screen on all pages
Memory - 8GB or more
RAM - 2GB
Android Version - 5.0 or above
SCREENSIZE - Minimum 8 inches
NOTE: Avaz app runs only in landscape mode.