Want to know what our customers think about Voice4u? How they use Voice4u? How much Voice4u changed their lives? Here are a selection of our customers introducing their success using Voice4u. Do you have a success story to share, too? Please get in touch with us! Below are just a handful of the great things our customers have said about us and using the Voice4u app.
Voice4u for iPhone http://shar.es/WPApR ……. FANTASTIC APP FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS WITH COMMUNICATION DIFFICULTIES
“This application has huge potential! In our case, our daughter has Down syndrome. Her speech is often unclear to others, she forgets words, and she gets mixed up between similar words. However, she’s fantastic at identifying pictures & loves looking at them just for fun. This tool is a great way to help her both develop language and be understood by others. The main limitation for us, as someone previously mentioned, is that you can’t create new categories – you’re stuck with the 9 categories chosen by the developers. Once this feature is added, it will be much more customizable to meet the needs of individual users, many of whom may not be able to make use of the spelling of a word to find the word they need. If you could modify the categories, you could start out by making a really simple, limited category/vocabulary system for users who need that, and modify it to be more and more complex as the user improves in their language ability and skill using the ap. This tool represents an exciting new era, in which technology is “changing the picture” for people with disabilities & other challenges. Thank you!”
“My son using the Voice4U application for the iPhone. A type of augmentative communication. He is only two and still learning, so I am still doing a lot of the navigating–the tapping of the screen is him, though– I just have to help him maintain the pointer.” (quoted from the video description)
“It is simple enough that 3 year olds can (and are!) using it. (We) have replaced his PECS with Voice4u. I wasn’t really thrilled with the whole PECS program, because, really having to add yet another big and bulky binder whenever we went anywhere….sucked. We uploaded OUR VERY OWN PICTURES of our VERY OWN ITEMS onto our iTouch. Hello amazing. When Parker touches the picture he wants he hears my voice saying the name of what the picture represented. Totally kicking the trash of digging through pages of downloaded pictures of items not easily recognizable by a kid with Down syndrome.”
“I’ve used several communication applications for special needs, but this is OUTSTANDING! The app is very simple, smooth and not too complicated like other apps; colorful graphics + good voice outputs. In fact, my friend’s son, who is moderately autistic, liked the app and was able to add an icon with minimum guidance. Because he really liked it, he even refused to return my iPhone and then showed me the icon, “No”. This app may not be suitable for those who can already type and build a sentence, but I highly recommend this app who are looking for affordable and powerful AAC. Maybe also useful for English learners, or infants. Anyways, well worth the $29.99. Look forward to updates!”
“My little brother’s been using Voice4u and he hasn’t let go of it ever since he started using it. It’s pretty awesome and all the pictures are cool and easy to look at. The system is easy to use and to learn (I learned the basics it in a few seconds! There’s nothing complicated with it,) so I can help my brother with making icons instead of going over manuals and trying to learn how to type something into an oversized device that can’t even pronounce anything the way we want.
It also makes carrying things around a lot easier. My brother’s old speaking device was the size of a small laptop, and was immensely heavy and annoying to carry around everywhere. But now, since the device is compacted into the small iPod Touch, it’s a hundred times lighter and also looks much cooler to carry around everywhere. (When my brother carried around his old device, everyone tried to take his device and tried to use it because it looked so “special”.)”
“the system to be expandable, with the capability of adding up to 1,000 of the user’s own words and pictures. Additionally, you can change the icons and voices with your own photos and sounds as well, in both Japanese and English. Voice4U is mainly intended for school-age users, though it can serve consumers of all ages.”
“My brother’s old speaking device was the size of a small laptop, and was immensely heavy and annoying to carry around everywhere. But now, since the device is compacted into the small iPod Touch, it’s a hundred times lighter and also looks much cooler to carry around everywhere. When my brother carried around his old device, everyone tried to take his device and tried to use it because it looked so “special”.”
“The idea is simple – replacing picture cards with icons (and voice), and the application is certainly simple and intuitive. My son could easily figure out how to use it, and even how to take picture and record voice to add a new card. He loves it. He loves iPhones anyway, so the app is so much fun for him. Price is reasonable compared to other alternatives. Great app for kids with autism.”
“I have enjoyed using this app as a way to begin to introduce the concept of using the IPad as a way to communicate. For younger children help is needed to initially navigate the choices of pictures; however for older children who love video games they often learn to navigate the pictures easily. One of the nicest features is the ability to add own pics to personalize.”
“I’m autistic and from the Netherlands. This app has been a great help since I installed it. I translated all icons into Dutch and made a few personal ones myself. It’s so easy! Very beautiful icons with just enough details, but plain and simple and universal usage. Because you can record your own voice, this Aac app is easy to translate in every possible language. I like the way the V4U staff communicates with their clients and users. Quick, autismfriendly and loving. Thank you!”
“Ik heb autisme en woon in Nederland, alle items van de app heb ik zelf in het Nederlands vertaald om de app te kunnen gebruiken in het dagelijks leven. Dat gaat heel goed! Nu kan ik ook in stress tijden praten en contact maken. Het is handig dat je zelf alles in kunt (laten) spreken. Zo is de app dus voor elke taal mogelijk te gebruiken! De medewerkers van V4U zijn duidelijk, snel en autismevriendelijk in hun antwoorden op mijn vragen. Dank daarvoor!”
“Voice4U was easy to navigate and edit. The app includes some ok pictures — although I bought it for the framework and deleted most. I have another (high end) communication device and wanted something for backup. I easily imported the picture icons we currently use and photos and added recorded voice. I also easily deleted unwanted icons. …”
“I found this app to be very useful for my non-verbal students or students with a limited speech repetoire. I especially like the fact that I was able to personalize the photos(i.e., add familiar objects, classroom staff, students, and rewards) into this app. I even allowed someof the students to record their own names with their pictures. I can also modify this app to add information about books we’ve read in speech and ask “wh” questions about it. This app serves as a great visual support to my lessons… Bye Bye velcro, laminating paper and scissors:)”
“I downloaded this app after receiving a code to access for free.I am a special education teacher and have a number of students who are non-verbal in my class. I find this app easy to use and also easy to add to. Whether the students find it easy to use is yet to be discovered.”
“Awesome application; exceeds my expectations and works beautifully for my 7 year old daughter with CP. We have tried two different aug comm devices, $3,000 and $8000 respectively. Voice4u on iPad blows them both out of the water for $29.99. The other two devices were bulky, worked sporadically, poor visibility, low battery life, difficult to personalize. Voice4u is exactly the opposite on all accounts. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
“This app saved our family. We used to use a specialized device, but our son stopped using it when he became a teenager saying, “It looks stupid. I hate it”. It seemed like he didn’t like being different from his other friends. However, Voice4u can be used on the iPod touch, so when he went to school with it the other kids kept talking about how “cool” or “awesome” it was. My son seemed very happy. Now he uses his iPod touch to communicate with his friends. He has a lot of fun conversing with others, showing his friends his app and talking about other cool iTouch applications. Thanks to Voice4u, my son has made a lot more friends, and really looks forward to going to school everyday, and feels bored when there school is off for the weekend. I never thought this day would come! Millions of thanks!!!.”
“We have voice4u on our Ipad. My daughter’s fingers are not that dextrous, so I thought she would have trouble using an iPod Touch. However, she was able to use it with ease on the Ipad. She especially likes the cute pictures!! She likes to show off the pictures, so she’s always happy to talk with others using the application. I never thought a day would come when she would be so talkative!! I’m thrilled!!”
“I never want to make a Pecs card again. Not ever. No more messy rooms with paper and lamination scraps all over the place. I have been able to escape such dreadful days thanks to Voice4u. When the images are on paper, I have to ask my kids to pay attention to me, which in itself takes forever. With Voice4u though, the moment I take the iPod touch out of my pocket, my kids are all over me. I can easily get their attention, and i don’t have to worry about them running away. Thank you so much for creating such an unbelievable icon.”
“I am a speech therapist, and the majority of my clients are autistic. I’ve been using Voice4u for speech therapy for about two months now, and it’s clear that my clients are increasing their vocabulary. I have gotten positive feedback from the parents as well, and most of them have told me that their children now speak to them more at home. It would be so great if there were more products like this. If there was a type-speech function, it would be even greater than it already is.”
“I have a 3 year old with cerebral palsy. He is not the most verbal creature either…he is beginning to be able to show me pictures of what he needs or wants (which is so much better than me guessing what he needs!)
We had a dynavox for awhile and it was way to difficult to both program and carry about… this provides instant access at all times! Plus, you can add your own photos, which makes it very personal!
I think for the price, this is a major value. Compared to other products, this is well worth the cost. It may take a bit to learn to navigate, but all communication devices need to be learned. ”
“How can one communicate with a child who doesn’t want to speak?” was one of our biggest themes and problems. To help other families and their children, could you post a video on a video site such as YouTube where the user is using Voice4u with his or her family? Pictures speak louder than words, and this is one of biggest ways to help others. Please take a shot at this. We’re grateful for even a short video.
If you post a video, let us know it at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send a small thanks for your help.