Designed in co-operation with a Speech Pathologist, parents and carers describing what they need, Make a Choice is a simple to use, and yet flexible tool for people who need to communicate a choice.
Make a Choice can be used on its own, however it is also great as an adjunct to your other favorite AAC tools. People with motor problems will find that the button sizes make it easier, providing direct access via fingers or fist, etc.
Make a Choice is great for people working with various forms of Dyspraxia, (also known as Motor Learning Difficulties, Perceptuo-Motor Dysfunction, and Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)). By providing a small number of choices, the communicator is better able to focus, and express themselves clearly.
Make a Choice can also be used for “First and Then” two and four step schedules, or in situations where a client needs to express an opinion (“I Like” / “I don’t like”). In fact, the versatility of Make a Choice allows you to use it in all sorts of situations.
Make a Choice provides the ability to configure Choice Boards of two, or four buttons on the screen with text, an image, or both.
When a button is pressed on the main screen, the text of the button is spoken by your device, or, if your prefer, you can record your own voice and that will be played instead.
Buttons may be further configured to have their own background color, ensuring your ability to create buttons that are easy to see, and respond to.
Images can be easily be imported direct from your devices camera, the Photos app, or from the internet via copy-paste.
There are no limits to how many Choice Boards you can create, and there are no limits to the number of buttons.
Make a Choice has been built with speed and ease of use in mind. If you are in an emergency situation and you need to help someone communicate their choice about something, just create a couple of new buttons, and in less than a minute you can have them on screen.
Do you want to create a new Choice Board with a different combination of buttons that you’ve already created? That’s easy! Every button you create is there for you to pick and re-use, any number of times.
For communication ovation partners, this is a great tool to help your cared one express her or his self through choosing one action, over another.
Make a Choice allows you to share your Choice Board configurations with others via iCloud Drive, DropBox, and any other iOS compatible file sharing service. This allows you to backup your data, share it amongst your devices, and with clients and friends.
Make a Choice allows you to lock down the Choice Board configuration, preventing unwanted changes to the Choice Boards you’ve created.
Make a Choice uses nice large buttons to better facilitate use by people with motor difficulties. Button sizes have been crafted to make them large and well spaced, improving usability further.
Make a Choice works on all iPad and iPhone devices running iOS 9 or later. There are NO in-app purchases, and there are no limits on how many buttons or Choice Boards you can create.
* Unlimited number of buttons.
* Unlimited number of choice boards.
* Configuration can be backed up or shared via iCloud Drive, Dropbox or similar.
* Configuration can be locked.
* Easy to use.
* Fully accessible via Voice Over and Accessibility Switches
* Supports recording your own voice for buttons.
* Uses in-device text to speech when no voice recording is provided.
* Buttons support text, images, or both.
* Button background color is configurable.
* 2 or 4 button Choice Boards supported.
* Great for “First and Then” use.
* Print your choice boards to your AirPrint printer!
* Localized in English, French and Spanish.
This update adds the ability to reorder choice boards within a folder. This can be helpful when you want to have some control over the position of choice boards on the screen within a folder.
Ratings and Reviews
Great simple choice app!
I love this app! This is perfect for my son with cerebral palsy! I have been looking for an app that would allow me to program only 2 choices on the screen. The higher priced apps do not allow less than 3 or 4, and with my son's fine motor skill level he needs only 2 choices. I like that the app allows you to use your own pictures, record your own voice, and I really like the feature to organize boards into folders! Throughout the day my son likes to get to choose what he wants to do (which can be one folder), and he also likes to choose which toy to play with (another folder), and we regularly ask him yes/no questions and stop/more questions which I can mark as favorites. This a great simple communication app! Thank you for developing this app! I have been searching for months - this app never came up until now (October 2018) - wish I would've found it sooner!
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your kind feedback! It's very satisfying to know that Make a Choice is helping people. I'm sorry you've not been able to find it until now. Remember also that Make a Choice supports the iOS accessibility features so your son may be able to navigate the app and communicate his choices via a switch interface too. You can also backup your settings and share them to other devices.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.