Skoog Access 4+

Switch & Communication aid


Designed for iPad

    • 3.5 • 15 Ratings
    • Free




Communication made easy with Skoog Access. Turn your Skoog into a customizable five-button communication aid using your iPhone or iPad's built-in speech synthesizer.

Enter text, a phrase or emoji and play it back as speech on each side of the Skoog. Simply press and hold each colored circle to pop open the menu to add your custom text. Select your preferred voice and speech rate. You can also assign a custom image to each word or phrase using the camera (or your Photo Library) to help with word association.

Once you have created a set of phrases and images you can easily store them as a preset and share them between iOS devices.

Ideal as an aid to communication for people with speech or language barriers. Great as an introduction to AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication).

There are so many ways to use this app. Why not try creating a set of simple multiple-choice quizzes? It's quick and easy to set up - simply enter the answers and add images with the camera then share these straight to your students' iPad using Airdrop.

Switch Control:

Skoog Access makes it easy to control your iPhone or iPad using your Skoog and iOS Switch Control*. Fully customizable, you can turn the five colored sides on or off to use as a single switch or as multiple switches. Each side can be made more or less sensitive to suit your touch, to enable you to easily navigate your iPad. Select any screen item by simply tapping or pressing your Skoog.

You can easily assign a custom picture to each colored side to help associate an image with each Switch Control action.

*This app will need to be installed on two iOS devices to use Skoog with Switch Control. To set this up, you will need to use the app to connect the first iOS device to the second iOS Device using the connection interface in the app. (The first iOS device simply acts as a relay, filtering the data from the Skoog and handing it on to the second iOS Device over Bluetooth.) Once connected, you can easily set up Switch Control on the second iOS device (Go to: Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Switch Control -> Add New Switch -> External). You can now use Skoog as a customizable switch input.

Additional features:
The app also features Guided Access allowing you to stay focused on a task with the menu lock feature. When active, the menu lock features a timed press and hold activation. You can also set up Guided Access on your iOS device with a passcode to the lock button enabling uninterrupted ease of use.


Explore the endless possibilities Skoog Access provides when connected to your Skoog. Use separately as either a Switch Control interface or as a Communication aid. Or why not combine both to have an image associated with Switch Control that announces its actions?

What’s New

Version 0.9.3

A new update is available, which resolves the issue that caused Skoog Access to incorrectly register button presses with iOS 14. Please update to version 0.9.3.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

RobotSlavesNow ,

Question for Skoog

Hi Skoog, I bought a unit and am exploring the apps. I have two questions regarding potential uses for the device:

1) Do you know if it’s possible to set up Switch Control to perform actions in Safari? It could be neat to use the Skoog for, say, navigating forward and back, similar to swiping right or left with Magic Trackpad.

2) have you created any mappings for (external )music programs, like Ableton ot Logic? Or any iOS apps like Beatmaker or any AUv3 plugins? This would be super cool, I know I can do it but I seem to flub something when trying.

I said two questions but zi realize now my kids would appreciate me asking if Skoog can be mapped to any games. Something like Super Mario or Tetris with relatively few buttons could potentially be played using just the device.

Thanks for keeping the apps/firmware updated! You’ve built a cool thing here, much appreciated.

clif277 ,

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