One Voice is a solid app that turns the iPad into an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device. It gives a voice to those without the ability to speak. I found it to be a remarkable tool that could benefit and change the lives of many. One Voice comes with preset words and phrases, each has an image attached to it. Right off the bat users can form sentences by browsing through images and tapping on the ones that express their thoughts. By doing this they’ll form sentences. A simple tap of the button and the sentence is spoken, communicating what is needed. Words and phrases are sorted into categories that can be easily managed. If a user is unable to find what they’re looking for they can always type in the word that they need. Phrases and personalized photographs can also be added to the available categories so they’re readily available.
One Voice comes with four different voices, two male and two female. The voice speed can be adjusted until it has just the right sound. For children there is a “Speak each word” setting. When this is turned on they can simply tap a button and hear the word right then. It’s a quick and easy way for them to communicate.
One Voice has me impressed. It describes itself as “simple and focused” and I would agree. That focus is what keeps things streamlined and easy to use. This is an app that can be installed, opened and used from the beginning. I believe it can be a true blessing to many individuals and families.
This is an iPad only app.
Price when Reviewed: $199.99
Disclosure: I received a copy of this app for review purposes.