AssistiveWare releases Proloquo2Go 1.2: an iPhone app that gives a voice

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[] Amsterdam, Netherlands - AssistiveWare(R) today announced the release of Proloquo2Go(TM) 1.2 for iPhone and iPod touch. Version 1.2 is a major update to the first consumer device-based communication solution for people who cannot speak. Costing a fraction of the dedicated devices it rivals in power, flexibility, portability and easy of use, Proloquo2Go 1.2 adds dozens of enhancements and fixes. This update is available through iTunes free of charge for current users.

New Features and Enhancements:

* Added support for wide items to fit more text. This doubles the number of available layouts, ranging from 1 item per screen to 36 items per screen

* Optimized and increased font-size and legibility on many item sizes in grid view

* Added a pronunciation editor allowing users to easily customize the pronunciation of any word

* Added auto-recovery in case the vocabulary database becomes damaged

* Items without an image now show more lines of text nicely centered

* Over a dozen other interface and usability enhancements

* Fixed several problems with manually re-ordering items

* A dozen other bug fixes

Proloquo2Go has taken the world by storm and is regularly featured in newspapers such as USA Today and The New York Times, as well as by major TV networks. This is an application that changes people's lives. At US$189.99 Proloquo2Go costs a fraction of the dedicated devices it rivals, which typically cost anywhere between US$2500 and US$8000. Users and speech-language pathologists love Proloquo2Go and even though it has been on the market for less than a year over 100 assistive technology centers already include it in client evaluations.

While some people need dedicated devices, an iPod or iPhone with Proloquo2Go brings communication within reach of many people with autism, Down syndrome, apraxia, ALS, cerebral palsy and victims of stroke and others who could never before afford a communication device.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 2.1 or later
* 217 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Proloquo2Go 1.2 is available exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

AssistiveWare is the worldwide leader in innovative assistive technology software for Mac OS X and the iPhone. This includes award-winning KeyStrokes(R) and TouchStrokes(R) virtual keyboards, SwitchXS(R) scanning on-screen keyboard, LayoutKitchen(R) panel editor, Proloquo(R) multi-purpose speech solution, VisioVoice(R), the award-winning solution for vision impaired Mac users, and Proloquo(R) multi-purpose speech solution as well as the ground breaking Proloquo2Go communication solution for the iPhone and iPod touch. The ConvenienceWare product line makes the advanced technologies developed by AssistiveWare available in cool and convenient applications that can make the life of Mac users easier. AssistiveWare and ConvenienceWare are trade names of AssistiveWare B.V. and trademarks or registered trademarks of Niemeijer Consult. GhostReader, VisioVoice, SwitchXS, KeyStrokes, TouchStrokes, LayoutKitchen, VisioVoice, Proloquo2Go and Proloquo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Niemeijer Consult. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.


Samuel Sennott

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