ElineSpeaks is a full-fledged Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app, simple & intuitive to use and suitable for everyone. ElineSpeaks helps to communicate easily through symbol, image, video & text communication. With ElineSpeaks we want to contribute to the joy of life of people who cannot speak as a result of, for example.
• Brain injury. (congenital / not congenital)
• ALS / MS
• Cross lesion
• Down syndrome
• Learning disabilities
• Stroke / Aphasia
ElineSpeaks is suitable for all disorders, ages, levels of literacy, levels of muscular movement.
It started with Tim. Tim is mentally limited and can’t talk. He is appointed on an expensive speech generating device to communicate with his environment. When Tim got a new mentor Eline, it took four weeks before her name was entered into the speech computer.
In 2017, ElineSpeaks received an award from the Digital Communications Awards in Berlin and in 2018 the app was nominated for The Hague Innovators Challenge 2019.
I am a speech therapist and I often have to deal with speech computers. Normally it takes me too much time and effort to get everything working. Fortunately, I can easily and quickly set up a new set-up per user with new symbols and texts with ElineSpeaks. Emma
Your ElineSpeaks app is completely what I have been looking for for years for my autistic son. He can handle an iPad well and this is really just a super-invention. THANK YOU! Also on behalf of my son Nick. Marjan
ElineSpeaks is so intuitive that our son Michael could communicate with it immediately. He loves his new voice computer! Jorit
As a supervisor, it is very frustrating for us if we do not understand our clients. ElineSpeaks is a relief. Very easy to use. It really makes our work more fun and a lot easier. 'ElineSpeaks' really turns your iPad into a speech generating device! Marjan
The wonder of ElineSpeaks. Suddenly our son Yanik can communicate with us much better. And because he can, he is less frustrated because we understand him. Hendrik
Parents, caretakers & therapists can work together in the same profile at the same time.
ElineSpreekt is fully cloud based, enabling us to take advantage of all the benefits of the cloud. Think of remote smart editing, real time synchronisation, artificial intelligence and exchanging knowledge through shared libraries.
Symbol to speech communication (symbols, emojis, images, photos & videos).
Stories (photo, videos & sound recordings). Easy sentence building. Natural voices
Text to speech with word prediction, onscreen keyboard to synthetic speech. Choose from multiple natural voices.
30 Day Free Trial & Free license for professionals.
• Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
• Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
• Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
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Improved User Experience
Better Image Editing
- Copy or Cut Buttons
- Create Category Links
Ratings and Reviews
Promising, needs update with features
There are a lot of things I like about this app, but some glaring omissions too. First, what is missing: There is no search feature- important if anyone else will be modeling use of the AAC app at home or at school, and that person needs to know where a particular word is located, or if the word exists at all. The second feature missing is the ability to assign a specific page for a button to jump to. You can create new pages very easily (and change between a handful of page button sizes interchangeably), but it appears you can’t make a button to jump to the home page, for example. You also cannot easily hide a bunch of buttons on a page at once, which is useful when first starting out exploring a device. I also was surprised to see a very basic error included- when you tap the “I” button, it announces “capital I” instead of “I”- this was easily fixed, however, by going in to edit mode and teaching it to speak another message, “eye”, so that it sounds correct when selecting “I”. Considering these issues, the lifetime one-time purchase needs to be more competitive. I do like that you get a full 30 days to trial the app as well. (I did have to use my email to create a free account to do this.) Now the pluses: there are several premade vocabulary size options to choose from- I like the 5 x9 grid the best- this has plenty of preloaded vocabulary, and adding more is a quick process-editing is very easy and intuitive - you can even embed you tube videos, your own videos from your camera roll- OR you can take a video on the fly right then and there and add it to a button, very cool. Same with pictures, audio, text, AND drawing- very few AAC apps have this capability. I LOVE the ability to search for a picture online through the internet as well. Sometimes you just want to add a nice picture of a food choice or something, and looking for a clear image of that with no background clutter is easy using this search feature. I also like how you can add a button on any page, as needed, that brings up a pop up text window- where you can write in a word via the keyboard as an additional way to communicate. It is also easy to set the background color of a button- I find it very useful, for quicker word-finding, to use color coding to distinguish between verbs, nouns, and other parts of speech. I think this app has a lot of promise, but needs to add more features to justify such a high price tag if purchasing outright.
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- Dutch Giraffe B.V.
- 1 GB
- Requires iPadOS 10.3 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, Dutch, German
- Age Rating
- © 2018 DutchGiraffe | Mobile Solutions
- In-App Purchases
- Monthly Subscription $9.49
- Lifetime Purchase $349.99
- Yearly Subscription $94.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.