Version 2.0 offers two completely new research-based vocabularies: Basic Communication for beginning communicators and Core Word for more advanced communicators using or developing their language skills. An analysis of commonly used sentences has shown that the new Core Word vocabulary reduces the number of steps to build a sentence by more than 30%, when compared to the previous version of Proloquo2Go.
The update also introduces VocaPriority™, a revolutionary new vocabulary customization concept that makes it extremely easy to customize and continually adapt the vocabulary as the user’s needs evolve. Version 2.0 brings much greater customization power yet makes Proloquo2Go much simpler and faster to customize. Additionally, the update supports individuals with fine motor issues by offering paging buttons for those who cannot swipe.
To better serve its users, the new version also includes seven new Acapela Group voices, including an Australian English male voice and new American and British voices, some with emotive variants, which allow the user to speak with a neutral, happy or sad voice.
“When we set out to design version 2.0 of Proloquo2Go, we wanted to rethink the app interface in order to give users more powerful customization options, yet making it significantly easier to use,” said David Niemeijer, founder and CEO of AssistiveWare. “We’re eager to have people try it out and more easily communicate their wants, needs and thoughts.”
Proloquo2Go is the premier Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app, which provides a voice to tens of thousands of people who cannot speak. For non-readers this is achieved through symbol-based communication, while literate users benefit from typing with word-prediction.
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Founded in 2000, AssistiveWare has established itself as the worldwide leader in innovative assistive technology software for Mac OS X and iOS. AssistiveWare works in close collaboration with end users and professionals to offer a portfolio of award-winning solutions for individuals with physical, vision, communication, and reading impairments. In 2002, AssistiveWare was the first company to deliver universal access to Mac OS X with the KeyStrokes on-screen keyboard. Always innovating, AssistiveWare was also the first company to release a full-featured Augmentative and Alternative Communication solution for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch – the award-winning app, Proloquo2Go. Recently AssistiveWare released Pictello, an exciting multilingual visual story telling app for iOS.
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