Speech Assistant AAC (Android)

Figure 1

With the app you can create categories and phrases, which are placed on buttons. With these buttons you can create messages that can be shown or spoken (text-to-speech). It is also possible to type any text using the keyboard.

You can long press the buttons to easily edit the phrases and categories. In the settings you can edit or add multiple phrases at once.

Source: ASoft

Product identification
Author
Maker
Version/Model
5.5.4
Published
Application type
Mobile app
Discontinued
No
Information source
Website of the entity

Product versions
The table shows the software updates The first column shows the name of the version and the second column shows the date the version was published.
Name Published
Speech Assistant AAC
Features
Figure 2
  • The app is available for smartphones and tablets
  • Portrait and landscape layout for all devices
  • Categories and phrases
    • Add, change or delete your own phrases.
    • You can create categories to organize your phrases for quick access.
    • Long press (optional setting) to easily edit the phrase and category buttons.
    • Option to Backup and Restore your categories and phrases.
  • Fully Customizable
    • The size of the buttons, the textbox and the text can be adjusted.
    • The app has various color schemes and you can also create a personal color scheme.
  • Full screen
    • Show your message full screen with a very large font.
    • Useful for communicating in a noisy environment.
  • Other features
    • Connect a bluetooth keyboard and create shortcuts for the functions Speak, Clear and Show.
    • Button to share your message to mail, text and social media.
    • Option for preventing double tapping by disabling the button (for a short time) after touching.
    • Undo option in case of unintentionally tapping the clear button.
    • Button to make an attention sound.

Communicator features
General
Text communication
Yes
Symbols communication
No
Access
Access method
Touch screen
Scanning
No
Interface
Feedback
Text-to-speech
Sound
Speech synthesis
Yes
Audio files
No
Users
Management by end-user
Yes
Boards
Writing Area
Text
Fullscreen view
Cells
Cells type
Communication
Navigation
Cells shape
Rectangular
Cell size
Automatic, according to the number of cells
Supportive Writing and Printing
Virtual keyboard
Operating system
Sentence storage
Yes
Remote communication & Internet
Share
Yes
SMS
Yes
Instant messaging
Yes
Email
Yes
Social networks
Yes
Help resources
Built-in help
Yes
User's manual
Yes (maker website)
Further properties / Remarks
  • Help is available by accessing the application settings
  • The manual is for the iOS version, which is quite different from the Android version.
  • Properties of the full version (€ 5.75)
    • Categories and phrases
      • Create more categories: 100 instead of 8.
      • Create more phrases: 250 in each category instead of 50.
      • Backup and restore option.
    • Customizable action buttons (like talk, delete, etc.)
      • Change the icon, color, size and text of the action buttons.
      • Show or hide the buttons and change the order.
      • Place the buttons on the left or right side of the screen.
      • Optional extra button space to display more buttons.
      • Optional extra buttons for the main screen (Attention sound and Close).
    • Colors
      • Change the color of the buttons with categories and phrases.
      • Change text colors and background color.
    • Other additional features
      • Label the buttons with phrases.
      • Ability to define pronunciation corrections.
      • Create profiles for different situations, settings or people.

 

Specifications / Requirements
System
Operating system
Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
Language
German
Spanish
French
Hollandic
English
Internal storage
2.3 MB

Product suitability
Table 1 - User functional requirements
Disability Functional description CIF Qualifier Product use
Physical Control of complex voluntary movements b7601.1 MILD problem It is possible to use the product with a MILD level of difficulty in this functional description
Visual Visual acuity functions b2100.2 MODERATE problem It is possible to use the product with a MODERATE level of difficulty in this functional description
Auditory Speech discrimination b2304.2 MODERATE problem It is possible to use the product with a MODERATE level of difficulty in this functional description
Table 2 - Application scope, product features
Functional description ICF code Qualifier Product function that solves the difficulty
Conversation d350 COMPLETE problem User can establish conversation even if unable to speak
Suitability according to the manufacturer
  • Speech Assistant AAC is a text-to-speech app designed for people who are speech impaired, for example due to Aphasia, MND/ALS, Autism, Stroke, Cerebral Palsy or other speech problems.
Additional adecuacy details
  • You can improve the conditions of use by configuring the accessibility options of the Android device.

More information
Links

Commercial information
License type
Proprietary software
Distribution method
Free
Price inquiry date and/or ratings

License/Service terms - Additional information

The full version is priced at € 5.75


Sellers / Distributors of Asistente de voz AAC (Android)

Entities that distribute the product
Table of entities that sell or distribute the product In the first column the name of the suppliers is shown, in the second "Territory" the countries where they are commercialized, in the third if it is sold by electronic commerce, in the fourth face-to-face sale and the fifth sale on request (telephone, form, mail etc.)
Entity Country E-commerce Physical Store Tele-commerce
Google Play International Yes No No

Analysis and evaluation
Platform user rating (0-5)
4.4
Rating functional information (0-5)
4.0
Rating technical information (0-5)
1.0
Overall rating (0-5)
4.0

Positive
  • Easy and intuitive.
  • Free.
  • The price of the free version is quite reasonable and greatly enriches the application.
  • The functions of the free version are sufficient to communicate for people with speech problems, for example laryngectomized, since it has a reasonable repertoire of phrases and words. In addition, many of its potential users can use the keyboard as an alternative or complement to these resources.
Conclusions

Despite the lack of documentation, the product is given an overall rating of 4, because it is an intuitive application, it is free, cheap if you opt for the full version, and it has all the necessary functions to establish a conversation without have speech.

It is a good product, a text communicator that allows users who cannot use their voice to do so with a tablet or phone. It is an essential tool for these people at a price, in its complete version, adjusted. The free version is fully functional.