"Now young German and Aussie Pictello users can tell their stories in a voice that is both age appropriate and natural sounding," said David Niemeijer, AssistiveWare founder and CEO. “The addition of Lisa, Australian adult female voice, completes the Australian voice family.”

Version 1.7 includes the new German children voices (Jonas and Lea), Australian children voices (Liam and Olivia) and the new Australian adult female (Lisa). All voices can be downloaded free of charge from within the Pictello app.

Listen to the voices:

Jonas Lea Liam Olivia Lisa

Pictello offers a fun way to create and share talking photo albums and stories and is used by many teachers, students, families and children. Stories can be shared with friends, family, teachers, etc. via free Pictello Sharing Server and as PDF files via email or iTunes File Sharing. Localized in English, Spanish, French, German, Turkish and Dutch, Pictello users can choose from over 90 voices in 27 languages.

Pictello is available exclusively on the App Store for $18.99 or at: http://appstore.com/pictello.

The German children voices are made available through the collaborative development effort of AssistiveWare, Acapela Group and Tobii Technology. The Australian voices were co-developed by AssistiveWare and Acapela Group.

View a behind the scenes video to learn more about how the children’s voices are created, at: http://www.assistiveware.com/american-childrens-voices.

AssistiveWare is also the creator of, Proloquo2Go®, an award-winning Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) application for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. To learn more about AssistiveWare visit: http://www.assistiveware.com.

Media resources are available at: http://www.assistiveware.com/media-resources and user videos can be viewed at: http://www.assistiveware.tv.


About AssistiveWare

AssistiveWare®, a leading innovator of assistive technology software for iOS and Mac OS X with over 125,000 customers worldwide, is committed to collaborating with the global community to make a difference in peoples lives. The company’s flagship product, Proloquo2Go®, is an award-winning Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) application for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch that provides a “voice” for people who have difficulty speaking or cannot speak at all. Founded in 2000, AssistiveWare was the first company to deliver universal access to Mac OS X with its award-winning KeyStrokes™ on-screen keyboard and the first to create genuine children’s Text to Speech voices. Focused on its vision to empower people through innovative technology, AssistiveWare offers a wide-range of assistive technology products and services.

About Acapela

Group Acapela Group invents speech solutions that bring content to life through giving it a voice in up to 30 languages. More information is available at: http://www.acapela-group.com.

About Tobii Technology

Tobii Technology is the world’s leading vendor of eye tracking and eye control, a technology that makes it possible for computers to know exactly where users are looking. More information is available at: http://www.tobii.com.

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