Reviewed by Brenda S.

What we love…

I love the ease of getting started and clean lay-out of the AAC and Tasks section.

What we’d love to see…

I would like to see easier access to self-help and voice samples within the app.

Summary

I find the AAC and Tasks sections of Able AAC to be solid, useful and easy to navigate. I would suggest in-app help or links to help on the Ablevox website.

Our Rating

Able AACAble AAC, by Ablevox is an easy to use and customize Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app that has additional helpful features built-in that can make it stand out in a crowded app store. The app comes preloaded with 3 voice engines and the option to purchase 79 others in 20 languages, as well as the ability to record your own. The AAC is split into sections depending on user preference; Simple Interface, which contains over 30 preformed sentences, Advanced Interface for creating more intricate sentences (150 core words and 620 fringe words) and it also contains a Type and Speak keyboard section that is fully functional after a voice engine purchase. In addition to the AAC, it has the unique features of My Tasks (with subcategories of School, Home, Notes, My Points, Reward Center), My Video and My Audio.

iPhone Screenshot 2The AAC is attractive and easy to get started as well as navigate. As far as this section is concerned, it is very well-made and perfectly able to stand-alone as a good find. The My Tasks section is a very nice addition that can remove the need to place schedules and goals in separate apps, which can become tedious for parents and educators. Each subcategory can be further reduced by day and checked off as accomplished. I also appreciate that this section has an option to generate and email reports. The app also has a nice feature where the users information can be readily accessed including name, address, phone and medical information.
There is a passcode section, but I was disappointed that I was unable to make it work until getting a handhold from the developer. It was very simple once it was shown to me and involved drawing a line – you can see more details about how to do this in the instructions on their website.  In addition, I also had problems with the My Video Section, but I also needed to be shown how to work this section correctly. Again, in hindsight, it’s very simple but not as intuitive as the developer might assume. I was excited to see this feature as it could be highly useful as a video-modeling area or even as a demonstration section for speech therapy. The Ablevox website is very helpful and contains video demonstrations as well as samples of the Acapela Voice engines that are available for purchase. The voice demos are flash-based, so visiting on a pc or within a flash-enabled app are necessary. I would like to have easier access to user manuals and voices from within the app without having to contact the developer. Perhaps a help section or link to the Ablevox web page could be added.
I find the AAC and Tasks sections of Able AAC to be solid, useful and easy to navigate. I would suggest in-app help or links to help on the Ablevox website.
Able AAC
Able AAC
by Ablevox

Category: Education, Productivity
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 75.27 MB

$29.99USD

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Able AAC Free
Able AAC Free
by Ablevox

Category: Education, Productivity
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 187.29 MB

$FREE

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Brenda Shetland is the mother of three kids and a lover of educational apps and not-so-educational apps (she can usually find a good use for all of them!) She likes reading, laughing and not cleaning her house. Brenda has high standards, but a good heart and loves seeing apps improve because of good critiques. Although she writes under a pseudonym, everything else about her is real and she is very happy to help the amazing iMums!

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