Major update for Predictable delivers dyslexia support to AAC app
London, United Kingdom – Therapy Box today release Predictable 3.3, a major update for their award winning augmentative communication aid app. Predictable is the premier app used by people with little or no voice; and has proved to be a life changer for many.
This latest update for Predictable builds on the sophisticated features and functions of the app with a dyslexia support engine, creating an unprecedented opportunity for people with co-existing speech or language difficulties with dyslexia to be able to communicate more easily.
The dyslexia support feature helps people with this common spelling disability (estimated to be 10% of the British population). By predicting common patterns of mis-spelling Predictable will help in suggesting the likely target word. For example if someone typed “skool” or “scool” it would predict “school”. Aided by auditory feedback, the user can also hear the suggested words to confirm their choice.
This new feature sits alongside the tried and tested features of Predictable, including the phrase bank for storing quick messages, the write pad input for writing instead of typing and social media and email integration. In addition Predictable 3.3 has a raft of new features, which make the app more useful at home and in the classroom. Students can now prepare their work and save it via DropBox, or print it using AirPrint. These features take Predictable from being a communication aid to also being an essential word processing tool on the iPad.
Predictable 3.3 now comes with an additional voice, which is localized, to the region of the iPad/iPhone. This means that there is an additional British male voice, a female South African voice, an additional Australian female voice, an additional North American female voice and an Irish female voice. The German update adds an additional female voice. The Danish, Swedish, Spanish and Norwegian versions will also have additional voices.
* Dyslexia support
* DropBox back up
* AirPrint compatibility
* Customise the appearance with new colour themes
* Additional voices in each region (Australia, North America, UK); plus voices for Irish and South African users for the first time
* Adjust where the text to speech starts in your message
* Set the speech to start after each space
* Highlight each word as the message is spoken for visual feedback
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* This app is optimized for iPhone 5
* 601 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Predictable 3.3 is $159.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
Therapy Box, founded in 2010, by speech and language therapist, Rebecca Bright and telecoms expert, Swapnil Gadgil, aims to deliver cutting edge apps for the education and medical market. Predictable is the best selling app now in six languages. Therapy Box has 12 apps available to date and has several apps slated for release in 2014. Winners of the Mphasis Universal Design Award, the Naidex Experts’ Choice New Product Award, the Ericsson 2013 App Award, and a 2013 NatWest Everywoman Award, Therapy Box consistently deliver apps which have the customer at its core. Copyright (C) 2013 Therapy Box. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch, and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.
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