MetaTalkUS is the US-English language version of MetaTalk - the vocabulary and voices are in US-English only.
MetaTalk is a symbol-based application for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). It allows users without or with limited voice capabilities to communicate. MetaTalk is preconfigured with three rich vocabularies - you can start immediately. Individual customizations are easy and always possible.
MetaTalk is based on METACOM symbols which are known for their clarity and professional design. A simple structure allows beginners - and relatives without special AAC training - to learn and grow over time.
• Three vocabularies preconfigured with different sizes and content
• About 2000/1500/1000 words and phrases in MetaTalkUS.5x9/ MetaTalkUS.4x7/ MetaTalkUS.3x5
• American English vocabulary for daily use including popular phrases
• structure easy to understand
• most-used items always visible: "I would like", "not", "to", "There is" (configurable)
• pronouns ("I","you","he",…) and people ("Mother", "Father",…) are automatically linked with the correct verb forms ("go", "goes", etc.). Long-Press function (optional) skips the pronouns and links directly to the corresponding verb form
• verb forms including present, past, gerund, and past participle
• theme-based categories with core vocabulary, phrases, and related questions for fast interactions
• phrases and questions to initiate a conversation: "My name is"/"what is your name", "I like"/"what do you like"
• page with talk-buttons for recorded messages
• project page(s) at school
• day planner for mornings and afternoons
• METACOM6 symbol library with more than 5000 items
• synthesized speech (Acapela) with male and female voices in US-English
• talk-buttons for recorded messages
• customize each key with text and photos from the photo album or the iPad camera (>iPad2)
• add symbols and texts from our library simply by dragging
• rearrange keys on each page or create new pages
• select a color for keys
• keys and pages can be hidden
• pages and vocabularies can be created, duplicated, renamed, deleted, exported and imported
• create different vocabularies for different users
• import, export, and backup of pages and complete vocabularies
• optional touch delay to prevent multiple touches on same key
• all editing functions are passcode protected