Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Product Spotlight: iPod Touch with Proloquo2Go

By Apple and AssistiveWare

Proloquo2Go is a new product from AssistiveWare that provides a full-featured communication solution for people who have difficulty speaking. It brings natural sounding text-to-speech voices, up-to-date symbols, powerful automatic conjugations, a default vocabulary of over 7000 items, full expandability and extreme ease of use to Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch.

While Proloquo2Go has a lot of advanced features, the basics are extremely simple and easy. Use the Grid or List view to quickly tap items that optionally speak as they get inserted into the message window. Tap the message window to speak your sentence. Hit the plus button to permanently add the sentence to your vocabulary in a category of choice. Select the Recents view and have Proloquo2Go speak one of the things you said an hour ago. Select a symbol for your new item in the Symbol Chooser or pick a photo from your library. Go to the Typing view and use the iPhone keyboard to type a paragraph. Hit save and your text is auto-magically symbolized. If you know how to use an iPhone or iPod Touch, you know how to use Proloquo2Go!

The iPod Touch with Proloquo2Go is now available for demonstration at the Simon Technology Center Library. Please stop in during STC Library hours: Tuesdays noon to 6 p.m. or Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on the iTouch and Proloquo2Go, visit www.apple.com/ipodtouch or www.proloquo2go.com.

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