What's New

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New in this release:

Minor Bug Fixes

App Description

TC is a full-featured communication solution for individuals who have difficulty using their natural voice. TC is designed for individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, ALS, apraxia, stroke, or other conditions that affect a person's ability to use natural speech.

This version of TC is bundled with the WordPower series of AAC vocabularies designed by Nancy Inman. WordPower is a word-based vocabulary that allows for easy and intuitive communication. WordPower with Phrases incorporates phrases for easier language generation.

TC 2.0 provides both English and Spanish options in one app and provides a universal app supporting iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad®. 2.0 includes a new English WordPower 108 file and the first Spanish WordPower option with 48 locations.

TC fits into the category of assistive technology known as Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and includes features that were previously only available in much more expensive dedicated devices. Words, phrases and messages are spoken with a built-in voice synthesizer or by playing recorded message. Various English and Spanish synthesized voices are available, allowing the user to choose a voice that fits their own personality. TC also has a unique feature whereby one can simply tilt the device to make the message expand to fill the screen in large letters. This feature allows a person to communicate silently or in a noisy environment. TC gives an individual the ability to navigate through page sets and speak messages. Page sets are linked pages, each of which is divided into a number of buttons. The buttons are programmed to have specific actions. For example, buttons may be programmed to speak a message, navigate to a different page, change the volume or clear the display. Various page sets are included with the TC: VocabPC, MultiChat-15, and Spelling and available in both English and Spanish options, myQuickChat’s are available in English while Sintaxis and Sin Sintaxis files are available in Spanish. Each page set targets individuals with different communication needs. Additional English page sets including Essence, Gateway and Pixon are available as in-app purchases.

Text generated with TC pages can be shared on Facebook, Twitter, Google + or via iMessage and email. Generate a message, push on the text window and choose a service.

Text from other applications can be copied to TC so that it can be spoken out loud. Also, text generated in TC can be copied to other applications.

The pages, grid layout, buttons, messages, and symbols are fully customizable. Buttons can be easily rearranged by simply dragging them to the desired new location. Buttons can be copied and pasted into a different location. The styling of a button (colors, borders, fonts) can be copied and pasted into another button.

Provided page sets can be modified to create new custom page sets. Select from over 30 button actions when creating new buttons. Over 10,000 Symbolstix symbols are included for customizing buttons. Use any image or take a photo with the built-in camera. Gestures can also be used to navigate to new pages, speak messages, etc.

Button activation timing can be adjusted to meet the needs and capabilities of the user. Adjustments include button dwell time and button release time. Also buttons can be configured to activate on release.

Users can program buttons to play audio files such as music from the media library or video files from the Photo Roll.

Great measures have been taken to protect custom files. Vocabulary files can be imported and exported to a computer using the iTunes file sharing feature. TC also enables users to subscribe to iShare and store custom files for safe keeping, or choose to share customized pages with an online community.

iPhone, iPod touch and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 08, 2014 Initial release
  • April 14, 2015 New version 2.0.0
  • May 14, 2015 New version 2.0.1
  • August 19, 2015 New version 2.1.1
  • September 12, 2015 New version 2.1.2
  • October 31, 2015 New version 2.1.3
  • January 09, 2016 New version 2.2.0
  • January 17, 2016 New version 2.2.1
  • June 22, 2016 New version 2.3.1
  • August 06, 2016 New version 2.4.0
  • November 06, 2016 New version 2.5.0
  • December 09, 2016 New version 2.5.1
  • June 13, 2019 New version 2.19.1
  • August 16, 2019 New version 2.20.0
  • September 23, 2019 New version 2.21.0
  • October 02, 2019 New version 2.21.1
  • November 26, 2019 New version 2.22.0
  • January 28, 2020 New version 2.23.0
  • July 14, 2020 New version 2.25.0
  • October 22, 2020 New version 2.27.1
  • December 09, 2020 New version 2.28.0
  • January 26, 2021 New version 2.28.1
  • May 06, 2021 New version 2.30.1

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