Review from A Google User
The idea is good but... I wanted to use this for my ten year old who has communication issues and there were words like vagina and vulva. This is good for teens and adults but not kids.
Not for everyone I was looking for an app to help a friend communicate, after she landed in the hospital. Unfortunately, most of the apps (including this one) assume that the person can open their eyes. This app is unusually large, so I have to uninstall it. Thankfully, there is another app called TouchSpeller and it allows anyone to spell words using only one finger, even if they can't see the screen.
I like it and it seem like what we need. I think we would try to ues it for my son. Who's on the spectrum and is 8yrs old. He has some speech but not much. This would work well for him to describe his own feelings. However it seems like it would be difficult for him to understand how to use it. It needs less "categories"(e.g nouns, verbs) and more 3 word fragment sentences using sightwords. It's a bit to advanced for his age group. Also It keeps crashing. You've definitely got something good going though.
Does no work for me tablet. For some reason, after i updated the app, it stopped working and crashes on start. So have uninstalled it
MAY GOD BLESS THIS DEVELOPER This Augmentative and Alternative Communication App is way too much helpful for speech disabled people. I found it very diversed and with loads of options, helping person to talk with others.
Vibrate renders it unusable My device doesn't let me globally disable haptic feedback, this app doesn't have option to not vibrate on press. My condition causes spasm with that sensation, instant phone drop. Why no simple "off" option?
Nice idea but poorly executed Some issues with text to speech: the pronunciation of the word, "category" is like kate-eh-gory. Even someone from down under might have issues with the sound of this. Some incorrectly spelled words translate to text to speech incorrectly, such as "scissors" spelled "scissorses". App needs work if communication is to have accuracy.
* added landscape mode for tablets
* improved UI: more beautiful, added category tabs, fast scrolling, search; faster
* speak each individual word when pressed (option)
* option to hide of words/icons less appropriate for children (hidden by default)
Giving non-verbal individuals a VOICE! Free, Dynamic, Elegant Grid Communicator
Project @ PECS is an application that supports communication based on PECS.