HandySpeech for iPad

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HandySpeech is an iPad app (29.99) created by a 12 year old for his sister, an individual with Autism. Check out Eric’s video  describing the HandySpeech and the story behind the app:

HandySpeech ‘s™major features: as described from Press Release Distribution include:
·     Handwriting Recognition Technology© by PhatWare Corp
·     Text-to-Speech powered by iSpeech, Inc
·     Adaptive Technology application
·     Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) application
·     Context analyzer: automatic correction based on context
·     Multilingual support with 13 major languages in a male or female voice
·     Adaptive learning of the user writing patterns
·     Cursive, PRINT, and mixEd handwriting style recognition
·     Use of simple finger gestures to insert special characters such as space or return.
·     Alternative keyboard input

Here is one of the tutorials provided on the app:

Created by iSpeak4U, you will find more information on their website including multiple video tutorials that are helpful to see the features of the app used: http://www.ispeak4u.com/tutorial.html  .

This sounds like an interesting tool, now available for mobile devices for individuals as ALS, individuals who have had a stroke or other speech impairments but with the ability to write.

Have you used the app? What clients might be aided in their occupation by the use of a mobile device with this app?


About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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