Scene & Heard 3 delivers enhanced communication support with new tools

in Education (E)

[] London, United Kingdom - Therapy Box today is pleased to announce the release of Scene & Heard 3.0, a major update to their award winning scene-based Alternative and Augmentative Communication aid. The latest release features a brand new look, as well as a range of new and rather innovative features.

Scene & Heard allows you to create visual scenes for context based communication or create new learning aids with interactive features. Whether you are a parent, therapist or carer, the easy-to-use interface will help you import photos and allocate actions to any scene. Personalise each scene with fun and interactive options including audio messages, video clips and Widgit symbols. Use scene links to transition to a new scene and tell a story within the app.

This latest release builds on the success of the app with the inclusion of new features. The app now lets you create custom communication books to share and print. With easy to use tabs and all the features of a real book, this feature makes Scene & Heard a truly universal communication aid. High tech and low tech AAC - all in one!

In the latest update to the app, Therapy Box have also introduced an all-new task prompting feature, so you can now create pages giving clear step by step instructions for any task. You can use video clips or audio to explain each step, and once complete, the app will move onto the next hotspot. A step-timer has also been built in for actions (such as brushing teeth) that need to be undertaken for a set length of time.
Finally, you now have the option of schedule a task using the new visual schedule display. Set a page to appear at a given time, and the app will not only provide a notification when the scene is due to appear: it will also put it into a smart, easy to read calendar, so that you know what's happening and when.

Rebecca Bright, co-founder of Therapy Box explains: "With Scene & Heard 3, we've tried to think about the 24/7 use of AAC. Designing the communication book feature not only means that people using the app have a low-tech back up, but it opened up a new way of presenting visual scenes on the iPad", explains Rebecca Bright, Therapy Box cofounder. "The new task prompting and visual timetable features really take Scene & Heard to the point of being a 360degree communication app".

An Assistive Technology Specialist who uses the app adds "It's versatility lends itself to satisfying many communication needs to users of a variety of levels."

Other new features include:
* Paint and draw your own scene
* Share your scenes via Facebook or Twitter
* Easier creation and editing tools
* iOS voice integration
* Export/import your scenes via Dropbox

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* 237 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Scene & Heard 3.0 is $49.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

Therapy Box is a communication technology business specialising in creative and affordable communication and therapy apps for people of all ages and abilities. Its flagship products are Predictable, an award-winning app designed to provide a voice to someone who is unable to use their own, and ChatAble, an app that allows users to create symbol based-grids to aid communication, primarily for those with difficulties including autism, aphasia, motor neurone disease and apraxia. Therapy Box was founded in 2010 by speech therapist Rebecca Bright and telecoms and communications expert Swapnil Gadgil Therapy Box has been the recipient of numerous awards including a 2014 Queen's Award for Enterprise (Innovation), a 2014 Appsters Most Innovative App Award and a winner of the WIRED2014 Start Up Pitch. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 Therapy Box. 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. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.


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