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, AdEd, OTR/L, 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 and work environments. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education and home environments. Currently a graduate student in the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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