Scene Speak is a direct selection communications and voice output program designed for use by individuals with communication, learning, or speech disabilities or autism. It enables an Apple iPad to function as an alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) system for people who cannot speak or have difficulty speaking.
- Provides a framework on the iPad to create visual scene displays and "interactive" social stories.
- It allows a custom image to be edited with multiple different sized sound areas, pop-up text, and "animated" text to an image.
- A scene can be linked from one scene to another via a "hotspot."
- Images can be added into “books” by theme or area of interest.
- Scenes can be used individually and programmed to have multiple hotspots.
- Use as a scene-based communication or to promote receptive language.
- Multiple visual scene displays can be grouped to create customized interactive social stories.
- Three different ways to access images to use in the app:
- Import images from home computer via iTunes.
- Use the built-in Internet search feature.
- Use the iPad camera.
- Once images are added into the app, the user has the ability to resize or crop the imported image as needed.
- If the user has software that makes communication boards, they can save those images as .jpeg or .png files and import images into the app. through iTunes.
- The app comes preloaded with eleven generic scenes that can then be edited and sound areas added as needed.
- Requires iOS 8.2 or later.
- Compatible with iPad.