People with speech disabilities in Ontario can now receive a 75 percent discount on the purchase of an iPad or iPod Touch preloaded with MyVoice’s TalkRocket Go – English or French version – communication aid app.
Toronto, ON (PRWEB) July 11, 2013
MyVoice Inc. is pleased to announce that people in Ontario with speech disabilities can now receive the company’s TalkRocket Go communication aid app, in English or French, along with an iPad or iPod Touch at just one-quarter of the cost, thanks to the Ontario Ministry of Health’s Assistive Devices Program.
“As a parent of a teen with disabilities, I know how quickly the costs add up,” said Tony Gross, MyVoice’s Community Director. “This new funding means that Ontarians with a speech disability now have access to a more affordable and accessible communication aid: TalkRocket Go.”
Already, TalkRocket Go has helped thousands of Canadians with speech disabilities communicate out loud. The app uses voice synthesis technology to provide lifelike verbal communication for people with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Aphasia, Parkinson’s disease, and many others. The results are profound: TalkRocket Go helps users participate in social life, access education, gain employment, and share the simple joy of speaking. Now, the same transformative experience will be financially accessible to even more people in Ontario.
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The new collection of expert-designed phrases and pictures will help students with speech disabilities achieve their full potential in college, university, and vocational training programs.
Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) August 27, 2013
MyVoice and University of Toronto Scarborough AccessAbility Services today released the “College Life Pack”, a free-to-download vocabulary collection designed to help students with speech disabilities communicate on campus using MyVoice’s text-to-speech app, TalkRocket Go.
The College Life Pack includes hundreds of phrases and pictures that make it easier to ask questions in a lecture, independently access campus facilities, and participate in social experiences. It also offers comprehensive vocabulary related to services on campus such as the registrar’s office, disability services, and academic departments, making the learning environment easier to navigate.
“Technology is ‘the great equalizer’ for students with disabilities,” said Tina Doyle, Director of AccessAbility Services at University of Toronto Scarborough. “With the College Life Pack for TalkRocket GO, we hope to empower students with communication difficulties, inside and outside of the classroom.”
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A new article by Baseer Syed in the Toronto Star highlights some of our amazing young adult users with Autism and Cerebral Palsy. Its part of the Star’s new focus on Autism and special needs, and features some great quotes from user families and the TalkRocket Team:
“Michael, who has autism, uses the app on his iPad. His mother, Brenda Kosky Deskin, has been using the apps ‘locabularies’ to help the 17-year-old give orders at Starbucks. The GPS-powered feature gives the user a selection of phrases relevant to where he or she is located. So when Michael enters the coffee shop he’s served up a selection of orders to say to the barista.”
Read on for the full article about how TalkRocket is helping young adults users to live more independent lives…
French-speakers that historically had limited assistive technology choices finally have a complete AAC communication aid app for kids and adults: TalkRocket Go Français for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) August 16, 2012
MyVoice Inc. today announced TalkRocket Go Français, a new app that will help millions of Francophones with communication disabilities to speak out loud.
The development marks a new chapter for the disability communities in France, Quebec, Switzerland, Belgium, and several African Francophone countries.
Previously, French speakers with disabilities were excluded from the benefits of new assistive apps for devices like the iPad because these products were rarely developed for French.
Now, with the launch of TalkRocket Go Français, an estimated 1.5 million Francophones with speech disabilities have an effective and affordable option for verbal communication.
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We are very excited to announce that the MyVoice communication aid will now become “Talk Rocket Go”. Embraced by over 10,000 people worldwide as their alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) of choice, we have changed the name to better suit the speed, excitement and global impact of an app that will have anyone talking within minutes. For people who are already using MyVoice, we want you to know that we are still the same great product from the same great people, only better. Adults and children living with any speech or communication challenge will continue to use Talk Rocket Go in the same easy way they did MyVoice, only now it will have even more features and be even easier to use.
The most physically accessible AAC app ever made
Never before, have people all over the world been able to interact with speech technology more easily than with Talk Rocket go. We started with built in scanning and a touch screen switch and are now introducing external switch support and step scanning in Talk Rocket Go. Anyone using wheelchairs and buttons or switch controls can talk out loud with less effort.
Financial accessibility – TalkRocket Go is priced for everyone
Sometimes assistive technology actually does get cheaper. You can’t normally put a price on the ability to talk, to engage and participate in all aspects of society, but we did. The MyVoice you have loved using is now Talk Rocket Go and only $99.00 in the Apple app store. That’s almost half the price! Accessibility includes being able to afford it!
Inspired by real people, living real lives, we have created exactly what you asked for,but never existed until now. Join the world, be heard, work, play, live and love in a way that expresses and empowers you. You told us what you want and we listened. MyVoice has introduced amazing feature after feature to give you a level of access and freedom to live the best life you can right now.
Speak up and be heard with TalkRocket Go!
(TalkRocket Go is a free upgrade to all current MyVoice Communication Aid users).