AssistiveWare introduces Pictello for iPad: Visual Stories for Everyone

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[] Amsterdam, Netherlands - AssistiveWare(R) today is pleased to announced the release of Pictello(R) 1.1, which adds full iPad support. Pictello is a simple way to create talking photo albums and talking books. Each page in a Pictello Story can contain a picture, up to five lines of text, and a recorded sound or text-to-speech using high-quality voices. Stories can be shared using iTunes File Sharing or via WiFi with other Pictello users through a free account on the Pictello Sharing Server.

Pictello was developed by AssistiveWare, the same company that developed the revolutionary Proloquo2Go app that changed the world for people who have difficulty speaking.

Version 1.1 brings the following new features and enhancements:
* Full iPad compatibility
* Full VoiceOver support for vision impaired users
* Availability of children's voices
* Support for higher resolution images
* Larger buttons in the story reader and other interface enhancements
* Numerous small fixes and improvements

Pictello is developed for all ages and skill levels, so it is easy to use and requires no reading skills to locate and read stories. Pictello offers an easy visual story creation wizard so everyone can use pictures and sound to share important moments in their lives. An advanced editor gives full control of the editing capabilities.

Uses for Pictello stories include:
* Stories to teach social skills or to recall events
* Photo albums to allow non-speaking people to share their news and interests
* Sharing important events and memories with family who live far away
* Talking books
* Teaching narrative skills as part of a literacy or language skills curriculum
* Schedules, Task instructions, etc.

The current version includes North American English male and female voices, with children's voice available for free download. The American voices can be swapped at no costs for British voices that can be downloaded through WiFi by Pictello. Pictello does not require an active Internet connection for story creation or playback. Localized versions in other languages are in development as part of free upgrades.

Device Requirements:
* iPad, iPhone or iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 4.0 or later
* 152 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Pictello 1.1 is $14.99 USD/Euro 11.99 (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

AssistiveWare is the worldwide leader in innovative assistive technology software for Mac OS X and iOS. 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, Pictello visual story-telling app for iOS as well as the ground breaking Proloquo2Go communication solution for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. 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 and Proloquo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Niemeijer Consult. Proloquo2Go and Pictello are registered trademarks of AssistiveWare B.V. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.


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