Visual Prompts Board by Garage Angels (iPad)
Released: Jun 16, 2011
Version: 1.0
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Visual Prompts Board

Garage Angels
Visual Prompts Board offers to enhance communication abilities for individuals with limited speech communication skills. The application empowers the individuals with Autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, Apraxia of speech, communication delays or learning differences with opportunity to become independent and able to express their own specific needs and wants.

The Visual Prompts Board can be used as Choice Board, Social Story Aid,Picture Schedules or as an Augmentative and Alternative Communication means.

How it works:

For Special Education student/learners:

Using Visual Prompts Board is simple and easy to use. Touch the comic book on the shelf to open an array of choices.

Touch on any choice to bring the image up on top.The sentence displayed at top left displays a necessary message which has been previously set by an educator. Touching on image choices below makes selected image shown at top. Touching the image again makes it speak the caption. Alternatively, if an educator has attached an earlier recorded message in any image, then the recording will be played.

Thus the application presents visual prompting in form of choices for given activity.

For educators, parents and special caregivers:

The advantage behind this application is the ability to easily create content within seconds. Its revolutionary interface and work flow is powerful enough to mesmerize the content creator with its simplicity.

Steps to create Visual Prompts Board:

1.Go to iPad settings area and set ‘Edit View’ mode to ‘ON’. Default is set to OFF to prevent access kids from edit view, avoiding confusion of application in editing mode.

2.Touch on the ADD button at top to add a new title. Touch on Add title and type your board name. You can also choose from 5 beautiful covers displayed as buttons at bottom of screen.

3.In the ‘Edit Screen’ touch on ‘red area at top left’ to edit sentence.

4.Touch on ‘Pick Image’ placeholder and a pop up will reveal options. Add image from one of options .Then add a name for your choice image below it.

5.Also one can add his/her own personal voice recording. Just touch on image again and from pop up select ‘attach recording’. Select recording from list to attach if you have added one earlier in the database.


Features

Application Image Library:In the pop-up you can select an image from the application image library.We offer 2500+ images (not included but they can be downloaded from our website for FREE. Please visit our website.The pictograms used in the webpage have been created by Sergio Palao ( http://www.palao.es/ ) and the property of ARASAAC ( http://arasaac.org ) published under Creative Common’s License (BY-NC-SA)).

iPad Photo Library: You can set images from the iPad Photos library.

Say Cheese Library: From pop-up menu touch option ‘Pick images form web’. This will launch browser like window and Web images will be loaded. Enter search term and images will be populated. Touch on preferred image and image will appear in full size on screen. Gently ‘tap on it 3 times’ and pop up will appear to name and save image in application image library. Now you can add this image by selecting it from Application Image Library.

Voice Assist Options:

Human Voice: You can even add your own voice.Simply touch on record option on black tab at the bottom and record your voice with label name. It will appear when you will touch on ‘Attach Recording’ option.

Text to speech: Set "Text to Speech" option to ‘ON’ from the settings and the choice image will automatically speak the title of the choice image.


And one more thing….

Visual Prompts Board features a reward shelf.

Users will be delighted to see little rewards they might earn after successful completion of activities and goals.Caregivers can touch and set down any reward like Plush toy, Robo Toy, Trophy etc. when they feel user/learner is really progressing well, earning the reward.
Our verdict: Ok
  • Visual Prompts Board is a poorly rated app (2.5-star).
  • + The app is free.
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