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Small Screen, Huge Impact: Avaz AAC now Available on iPhones

Avaz AAC, which is available for iPad, and supports more than 15 languages, has taken another significant step towards ensuring accessibility. The robust AAC app that empowers people with complex communication needs is now available on iPhones. To date, Avaz AAC has made communication possible for more than 60,000 users across the globe. With this major move, Avaz Inc. looks forward to opening the doors of communication for many more users worldwide. 

Avaz AAC now available for iPhonesOur young users who have grown up using Avaz AAC on tablets, are now transitioning into adolescence & adulthood. As they build vibrant social lives with peers, they wish to use communication tools that are less conspicuous, sleeker and available at all times. Big tablets are hence no longer an option. Hence, today marks a big milestone in our company’s pursuit towards customer delight. Over the years, our focus has been to ensure that our users’ needs are front and centre of all product design. This has resulted in several night outs by the engineering team to bring to life our users’ single biggest request – Avaz AAC on iPhones. Now our young users can hang out with friends, access public spaces, travel and so much more. With Avaz AAC now available across platforms and mobile devices, the possibilities are endless. They no longer have to feel conscious about their preferred mode of communication. Nor do they have to lug an inconveniently sized tablet around for their basic needs.

And this is exactly what social inclusion is all about!

What to Expect from Avaz AAC on iPhones

The iPhone app is packed with all the same phenomenal features that users and experts love in Avaz AAC. Every feature included in the app is the result of meticulous research and invaluable inputs from renowned experts and experienced professionals in the field of AAC and assistive technology. Avaz Inc. is committed to providing you with a world class communication app you are worthy of. We are constantly listening to your feedback and feature requests to understand how the app can be improved to suit your needs. In the recent months, we’ve updated Avaz AAC app with several features to meet your requirements and expectations. The iPhone app comes with all of these awesome updates and we are excited about making communication more accessible to a wider range of users.

Features of Avaz AAC In a Nutshell

The most common and heartwarming feedback we receive about Avaz AAC is how user friendly it is. Effortless communication is definitely one of the app’s end goals. The app’s design and layout are also focussed on providing communication autonomy. Here is a brief look at some of the exceptional features of Avaz AAC and how they arm AAC users with the power to communicate:

  • Easy Customization

Customizing Avaz is simple and uncomplicated. You can add multiple words and images at one go (in picture mode). Once you type in all the words to add, the app adds relevant icons with respective images, color code automatically in no time!  

Adding images to an AAC app has never been easier. You can search the web for copyright-free images from within the app. 

  1. Powerful Keyboard Mode

Picture support for Text Mode: This helps users make a smooth transition from pictures to text.

Phonetic Match: This feature helps early language learners and those with language deficits by performing a spell check on misspelt words.

  1. Low Tech Version of App Vocabulary (as a PDF)

You can take a printout of the entire Avaz vocabulary that can serve as a low-tech option for the user. This ensures that the user is not left without a voice in environments where high tech AAC use is not feasible.

  1. Comprehensive Communication Partner Training

Avaz Dashboard has a training module designed to help caregivers become fluent with the app. It  teaches them therapist-recommended strategies for communication, and suggests simple practical ideas that they could use to model words across different activities throughout the day.

5.Extensive Vocabulary for Boundless Expression

Avaz offers three levels of inbuilt vocabulary sets (levels 1,2 and 3) that can be completely customized, depending on the user’s needs. The vocabulary sets are pragmatically organized – to facilitate a wide range of pragmatic communication and expression such as greetings, expressing an opinion, asking a question, giving a response, commenting, protesting, etc.

6. Recent Updates

Avaz AAC app now displays saved sentences that are assigned to keys so that the user can easily load these saved sentences.This ensures quick access to frequently used sentences and encourages users to employ them in common scenarios. The app has also included an auto clear option so that messages get cleared from the message box after they are spoken out. This speeds up communication without the user having to manually delete previous messages before constructing a new one. Avaz AAC app is now compatible with several more messaging and social media platforms including Text, Email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp  etc. 

There has been much anticipation among the AAC community for the availability of Avaz AAC app on iPhones. Several SLPs and users had expressed how they would love to have such a full-featured app on a smaller device. The Avaz Inc. team is thrilled to have fulfilled your requests and is grateful for your overwhelming enthusiasm for the iPhone app. As always, your unwavering support motivates us to do more to make communication a reality for all.

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