The app can be used in two different modes, by different types of user: display mode (for content player) and editor mode (for operators).
1) The display mode allows users to play contents created specially for them.
2) The editor mode, allow parents, doctors or operators to create, edit and import (or export) contents. It is possible to use any picture on your device and is also possible to download (directly fom the app) the large ARASAAC pictograms library pre-classified in alphabetical order and by semantic categories.
[•] Two operating modes for use by patients/users or by doctors/parents
[•] Switching between modes is secured by password
[•] You can install only the modules/plugin that you need
[•] Notification about new modules availability
[•] Different combinations of task visualization modes can be used according to skills and abilities, and to user preferences
[•] Every sentence can be created using one of the four layouts: image only, text only, image before text, images (1-4) above text
[•] It’s possibile to use custom images, drawings or pictures available on user’s device
[•] Large set of pictograms (more than 8500, created by ARASAAC) can be downloaded very easily from the app
[•] Import and export functions, allows to easily perform backup and restore operations, as well as to share sotries between users and or devices
[•] Supported languages: English, Italian
[•] Text To Speech functionality to play social story and task analysis contents (from V1.3); the language of the speech corresponds to the device language (if available).
This app is part of the t4A (touch4Autism) project and is the result of a successful collaboration between the Foundation ASPHI Onlus, C.A.S.A. - Centro Autismo e Sindrome di Asperger of the A.S.L. Cuneo 1 and CSP Innovation in ICT, with the support of CRC Foundation, CRT Foundation and La Stampa (Specchio dei Tempi).
For more information about t4A , please visit the Asphi website:
For more technical stuff, please refer to these pages from CSP Research & Development site
t4A Project – Touch For Autism - http://rd.csp.it/archives/1291
t4A project - Tools For Autism Android tablet app - http://rd.csp.it/archives/2049
The pictograms library has been created by Sergio Palao at ARASAAC and released under Creative Common license. You can find the original and always up to date library containing more than 8500 images here: http://www.catedu.es/arasaac/
Keywords: autism, Tools for Autism, Touch for Autism, t4A, TFA, Social Stories, Task Analysis, AAC, Communication Boards, TFAPlugin