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What's so special about this application that a concerted week of coding could not duplicate? It seems like a list of icons, and when you touch an icon a word is spoken. There is a facility to add new icons. The application also seems to permanently fix the location of each "learned" icon, so that as the child grows their vocabulary consists of an expanding set of "muscle memory" movements. There is also a facility to flag attempts to add duplicate icons. [1]

Have I missed something here?

[1] http://www.speakforyourself.org/About_The_App.html

Edit: Some interesting links:

Open Source Assistive Technology Software: http://www.oatsoft.org/

A collection of 5000 pictograms, necessary for an AAC application, licensed under CC-BY-NC-SA: http://www.oatsoft.org/Software/arasaac-pictograms/

Edit:

pVoice, open source Augmentative and Alternative Communication: http://www.oatsoft.org/Software/pvoice




Is there an android app for this? Software that allows people to speak shouldn't be patented. Or if it is, it should be licensed for $1.


"What's so special about this application that a concerted week of coding could not duplicate?"

I wondered about that, although I am not a programmer. Thanks for the pictogram reference!

Please base the project outside the US, and build it for Android/Linux!




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