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AAC systems for Arabic Speakers

AAC systems for Arabic Speakers

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These slides used in a short webinar highlight a range of the solutions that are available for Arabic speakers with severe communication needs

These slides used in a short webinar highlight a range of the solutions that are available for Arabic speakers with severe communication needs

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AAC systems for Arabic Speakers

  1. 1. AAC - Arabic David Banes – Access and Inclusion May 2016
  2. 2. Text Based Communication ClaroSpeak iOS Arabic Keyboard Arabic Speech Arabic Prediction
  3. 3. Start with Symbols - Tawasol
  4. 4. Simple AAC • Single Switch • Recordable Arabic Speech • Symbols can be attached to surface
  5. 5. Simple AAC • Similar to Big Mack • Different Setup • Use of Colour • Easy to use
  6. 6. Combinations of Words • Allows choice of words • Each Cell can be given a symbol • Each Cell can be recorded in Arabic • Available in 9 and 20 word versions
  7. 7. iPad and Arabic AAC • Turns iPad into Dynamic Screen • Uses iPad keyboards and speech • Can record words and phases
  8. 8. Windows - Grid 2 Arabic Communication and Control • Import Arabic Symbols • Uses PC Arabic Voices • Optimised for Arabic • Allows use with multiple applications • Allows multiple Access methods
  9. 9. CoughDrop • Cross Platform • Supports TTS and Arabic on iOS and Android for free • TTS on Windows (premium) • Can import Tawasol Symbols • Simple Design and interface
  10. 10. AzuleJoe (Beta) • Fully Open Source • Uses PowerPoint to Create Boards • Can use Tawasol Symbols • Cross Platform • Powerful and easy to use • Needs Arabic adaptation
  11. 11. AAC to Literacy • From Communication to Literacy • PC Based • Communicate and write • Can use Multimedia
  12. 12. Arabic AAC Text Based Simple One Message Simple Message choice Combining words and Creating Sentences AAC to Literacy Commercial Open Source
  13. 13. Further Help and Resources Email david@davebanesaccess.org Web www.davebanesaccess.org http://accessandinclusionarabia.strikingly.com/ Twitter @davebanesaccess YouTube www.youtube.com/davebanesaccess Pinterest https://uk.pinterest.com/Davebanesaccess/ https://uk.pinterest.com/Davebanesaccess/aac/ FaceBook www.facebook.com/accessandinclusion Newsletter http://paper.li/e-1452749534#

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