June 10, 2010 in Lifestyle (E)
[prMac.com] Rochester, New York - No Tie Software today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of AutoVerbal Talking Soundboard 1.0 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. AutoVerbal allows kids with Autism and people who are non-verbal to communicate using hundreds of picture buttons including buttons to speak your preprogrammed messages, plus type anything and it will be spoken using Text-To-Speech.
AutoVerbal allows people who are non-verbal, whether that means kids with Autism or adults without the ability to speak, to communicate in three ways:
1) Touch hundreds of picture buttons in over a dozen categories, scrolling down and across using an elegant, responsive soundboard.
2) Customize several buttons to speak your preprogrammed messages (i.e. "My name is Steve" or "I live at 123 Main Street"). A caregiver could do the programming, making it easy for the user to "speak" frequently used phrases.
3) Users who are able to do so can type Anything and it will be spoken using Text-To-Speech
Without such an app, patients use devices costing $3,000 to $8,000. Now, for a fraction of that, everyone can afford to communicate. Early users suggest that AutoVerbal should be priced anywhere from $30 to $100, but to reach a large audience, introductory pricing is just $0.99 for a limited time.
AutoVerbal leverages the Internet for custom TEXT-TO-SPEECH phrases, when it is available, but automatically uses a standard built-in voice when Internet is unavailable. More voices and phrases to come! AutoVerbal looks and works great on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch! For less than $200, everyone can afford their own mobile AutoVerbal device without worrying about Medicare coverage.
AutoVerbal builds upon the success No Tie Software has had with the AutoRingtone family of TEXT-TO-SPEECH Talking Ringtone apps. AutoRingtone users have created over 1,000,000 custom ringtones using the same TTS technology behind AutoVerbal. Many of the voices in AutoRingtone will be integrated into AutoVerbal once the introductory pricing period has ended. No Tie is offering AutoVerbal at this low price to solicit feedback on usability and phrases from as large an audience as possible.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 34.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
AutoVerbal Talking Soundboard 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category.
Since 2008, No Tie Software has been delivering fun and clever iPhone apps, including bestselling Ringtone and Sound FX apps such as AutoRingtone and 100sounds. Copyright (C) 2008-2010 No Tie Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.