Jellow Communicator is a friendly Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app that uses icons/images to enable speech. This freely downloadable Android app can be used for communication by those learning to speak or those having difficulty with speech.
Jellow has a simple, visually appealing and easy-to-learn interface consisting central 'category' buttons and 'expressive' side buttons. The content of the app is organized into basic category buttons that make it easy for the user to access and find desired icons. The user can make the app speak out sentences by simply clicking on any of the category buttons followed by any of the expressive buttons.
Jellow has over 800 icons and over 8000 lines of pre-programmed text. In addition, using the 'keyboard' feature, the user can also generate new sentences and use the app to speak them out aloud.
Currently, the app is available in 2 versions: the current Indian version and an international version called "Jellow Communicator". "Jellow Communicator India" is available in English and Hindi. The international version of Jellow allows the user to switch between American and British accents.
Jellow is developed at the IDC School of Design at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) located in Mumbai. The application is still under development. If you have any suggestions for improvement, please submit your feedback/comments via email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
* The app uses the Google Text-to-Speech (TTS) engine. To activate this on your device, go to –
“Settings –> Language & Input –> Text-to-Speech output –> Google Text-to-Speech Settings –> Install voice data –> Download Hindi (India)”
For further information on Jellow and FAQs, please visit www.dsource.in/tools/jellow/