The latest app from Therapy Box, ChatAble was released today. Following previews at the BETT show in London and ATIA in Orlando, ChatAble is now available via iTunes at 50% off the full price. ChatAble ushers in a new wave of augmentative communication on iPads, bringing the best of the latest iPad functions with thoughtful and innovative app features to ensure that the app makes communication for children with disabilities easier (and fun)!
Therapy Box, the award winning app development house behind Predictable and Scene & Heard, has carefully crafted the app drawing on its expertise and the invaluable feedback of their customers. ChatAble allows parents, teachers and children to create and use symbol based grids…or use photos to make visual scene displays. Or, take both and create a hybrid page. The possibilities are endless with ChatAble. ChatAble is an easy to use communication aid app for people with communication difficulties who benefit from symbol and photo support. Parents, teachers and therapists can create page sets in minutes with an intuitive set up. The customisation options are extensive to enable people with a range of physical, cognitive and language abilities the opportunity to use the app to communicate at home, school or with their family and friends.
Create, share and use pages using a combination of grids, visual scenes and hybrids; all linked together for easy use. Speak your message with high quality text to speech voices for a range of English voices with British, American and Australian accents…and add an emoticon to add laughter, surprise or anger! After entering your message you can also share it using email, twitter or facebook. As pages can be backed up and saved, you can share them with other students or friends too!
Using the inbuilt iOS 7 switch access, plus a range of accessibility settings means users can adjust the app’s use and appearance to suit their needs.
* Create grids using cells and folders
* 12000 Widgit Symbols
* Take photos to create visual scene displays with hotspots
* Create hybrid pages with cells with symbols and visual scene displays
* 9 high quality Loquendo voices in American English, British English and Australian English; customisable for pitch and rate
* Emoticons to add emotion to your messages or to get attention
* Handwriting input option
* Keyboard input option
* Switch scanning enabled using iOS7 framework
* Share pages via email or dropbox
* Send messages via email, twitter or facebook
* Link cells to music, movies and website links
* Range of colours for cells and text
* Range of font sizes and types
* Analytics to review usage by frequency, time and date
* Force delay setting to limit the impact of tremor or mis-hits
* Auditory feedback
* Key hold time to reduce the likelihood of triggering a button mistakenly
“We are thrilled with the excitement generated by teachers, speech language pathologists and parents abut the release of ChatAble”, says Therapy Box CEO Swapnil Gadgil, “Our development team have worked to ensure that each feature is second-to-none and that the user is at the heart of the app.”
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 726 MB
Pricing and Availability:
ChatAble 1.01 is $79.99 USD (50% off the full price) or equivalent amount in other currencies, and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.
Therapy Box launched in 2010 and have quickly become the go-to development house for the speech and language therapy industry. With a slew of awards for their apps and services, Therapy Box keep their core goals in focus – creating cutting edge and affordable apps for people with disabilities. Headed by speech pathologist Rebecca Bright and tech industry professional Swapnil Gadgil, the young team is driven to assure their apps reach as many as possible. Predictable is currently available in 6 languages and in 2013 was awarded the grand prize at the Ericsson App Awards in Stockholm. 2013 also saw co-founder Rebecca Bright take home the prestigious NatWest everywoman Iris Award for tech entrepreneurs. Copyright (C) 2014 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.