AssistiveWare adds advanced word prediction to Proloquo2Go

in Education (E)

[] Amsterdam, Netherlands - AssistiveWare(R) today is pleased to announce the release of Proloquo2Go(R) 1.5 for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Version 1.5 is a major update to the award-winning augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) solution for iOS, serving people who have difficulty speaking. Costing a fraction of the dedicated devices it rivals in power, portability and easy of use, Proloquo2Go 1.5 adds advanced, self-learning word prediction as well as support for presenting on an external screen. This is a free update for current users.

Proloquo2Go is changing the world for people who have difficulty speaking. People with autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, ALS, developmental disabilities and beyond benefit from the Proloquo2Go speech technology.

New Features and Enhancements:

* Advanced, self-learning multi-word prediction in the Typing View using AssistiveWare's PolyPredix(TM) engine. Supports British and American English.

* Support for VGA adapter to present on external screens for training purposes.

* Improved toolbar layout for Typing View.

* Several fixes, including a potential crash when using accented characters.

Proloquo is Latin for speak out loud and that's exactly what it helps people do! It 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 $2500 and $8000 (USD). Users and speech-language pathologists love Proloquo2Go and over 200 assistive technology centers already include it in client evaluations.

Proloquo2Go, which recently won a prestigious BETT Award 2011, is showcased on the iPads on display at all Apple Stores world wide. Proloquo2Go was also featured in the iPad video shown during Apple's March 2 media event that introduced the iPad 2.

While some people need dedicated devices, an iPod, iPhone or an iPad 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, iPod touch or iPad
* iOS 4.2 or later
* 273 MB of free space

Pricing and Availability:
Proloquo2Go 1.5 is $189.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Educational institutions in the US can get a 50% discount on purchases of 20 or more licenses.

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 as well as the ground breaking and award-winning Proloquo2Go(R) 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, Proloquo2Go and Proloquo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Niemeijer Consult. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.


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