We would like to introduce our first version of the talker app for Android tablets. The talker apps helps people with speech disorder to communicate in basic sentences. It allows users to tap on a pictogram on their tablet and let the tablet speak out the associated word.
There are plenty of different free and commercial version for the desktop but I could not find anything for Android tablets.
The app is based on the Plaphoons application for PCs that was developed by the Fressa project. The Android application is based on the Java version of Plaphoons and optimized for tablets.
For the first version, we would like to add automatic import of the Plaphoons tableaus. While the text-to-speech information are easily imported the image formats of the pictograms have to be compatible with the used tablet.
As the current version contains personal pictures the source code is not yet published. Please stay tuned and contact us if you would like to hear more.
We are aiming for the Smart Accessibility Awards by Vodafone and appreciate any feedback that helps to improve the usability and accessibility. For details please see http://developer.vodafone.com/smartaccess2011