Intellipad 2.0 Released With Major Customer-Driven Updates

in Education

[prMac.com] Rockville, Maryland - Intellipad's creators listened to their users and have translated consumer feedback into updates that will significantly enhance its functionality.

These updates include: English, Spanish, French and German Text-to-Speech Acapella voices, word prediction and spell check. Text can be spoken as you type and the whole sentence can be spoken after each sentence is completed. Intellipad 2.0 offers bigger speaker and clear buttons for easier access. Additional pages can be added to the notepad to easily create and edit books, picture stories or sequential lessons. The keys on the keyboard can be merged horizontally and vertically and any images saved on the iOS device can be added to the keys, allowing for unlimited configurations. Keyboards in the same folder can be linked to one another with the next keyboard appearing when a finger is swiped from right to left on the pad.

At a fraction of the cost of other existing systems, Intellipad makes advanced assistive technology solutions and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) more widely available. The fully customizable keyboard and notepad enhances accessibility to all individuals with a focus on helping people with learning difficulties to achieve increased independence in communication and written expression. As an Augmentative Communication tool, it provides a voice to those who are unable to speak. For students who struggle with writing, it offers auditory, visual and text-based supports.

The benefits of text-to-speech software, along with word prediction make typing on the iPad faster, easier, and more accurate. The text-to-speech technology provides immediate auditory feedback as each word or sentence is typed. Hearing the words read back, exactly as written, helps the student identify and correct their errors. These features strengthen grammar, punctuation, spelling, and vocabulary skills, which in turn help students, become more self-directed and independent writers.

Unlimited customization increases the flexibility of Intellipad as a learning tool, making it applicable to both mainstream and special needs settings. Educators are able to create and edit customizable activities and keyboards that fit their students' specific needs and educational goals. The applications for use are extensive: customized content, word banks, social stories, journal entries, sentence building, communication boards and personalized books which incorporate pictures of the persons own life experiences, to mention just a few.

The options are nearly endless when you consider that each key can be assigned a letter, word, sentence or picture. You can select colors for the text, background and grid of the keyboard and apply unique colors to select keys in order to highlight specifics such as vowels, consonants, or whatever the need. The user can also merge cells to form larger keys and delete unnecessary ones, change the font size, create audio recording, select a standard keyboard layout or configure a completely distinct and original layout.

Intellipad enables text from emails, stories, or articles to be pasted into the notepad and read aloud. It includes integrated email connectivity, print, and copy to clipboard functions. A dual format option offers notepad or photo image. The integrated file management system keeps everything organized and accessible.

Supported Languages:
* US English, Dutch, French, German and Spanish

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* iOS 4.3 or later
* 369 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Intellipad 2.0 is $19.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Review copies are available upon request.

Intellipad is a small, spirited company with a can-do attitude. We produce smart, flexible apps that facilitate language and literacy development and empower all learners to read, write and communicate. Copyright (C) 2011 Intellipad. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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