Creating a Personal Voice on iOS 17: A Tutorial for AAC Users (with TD Pilot iPad, & Proloquo)

Imagine a world where your communication device is as unique as you are. As both a parent of a child with complex communication needs and an experienced Educational and AAC Consultant, I’m beyond excited to introduce you to the experience of creating your very own voice using iOS 17.

The moment I learned about this groundbreaking feature, my mind raced with the possibilities it held for my daughter and countless others who rely on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

Whether you’re navigating the tech landscape with a TD Pilot, an eye-controlled iPad, a dedicated communication device, or the ever-popular iPhone, this tutorial is here to support you. What’s truly remarkable about this technology is its remarkable ability to cater to a diverse range of devices and individual needs, making inclusivity its core principle.

Now, let’s dive into magic of Personal Voice and the incredible potential it brings.

Unlocking the Power of Personalization: Personal Voice is a game-changer. It’s not just about using your voice; it’s about the ability to represent your unique personality through your AAC. It empowers you to communicate authentically! This newfound power can seamlessly integrate into your daily life, enhancing everything from FaceTime conversations to Live Speech and essential communication applications like Proloquo. Think of it as adding a supercharged tool to your communication toolbox, opening up endless possibilities.

Key Highlights:

  • Creating Your Personal Voice: iOS 17 introduces a remarkable feature tailored to AAC users across different devices. It’s not just an update; it’s a leap towards a more inclusive and personalized world of communication.
  • Voice Donors and Voice Banking: Picture the ability to select the perfect voice for your communication needs. Whether you prefer using voice donors for AAC users or embarking on a journey of voice banking with Personal Voice, the choice is yours. This feature makes communication a deeply personal and customizable experience.
  • Assigning Your Personal Voice within Proloquo: Proloquo has been a lifeline for many, and now, it can become even more personalized with your unique voice. Learning how to assign your Personal Voice within Proloquo opens up new horizons of communication, enriching the experience for both AAC users and their communication partners.

My mission is clear: to empower individuals with complex communication needs. I am dedicated to finding new tools and providing support to ensure that authentic and effective communication is within reach for all individuals. The technology available on iOS 17 devices represents an incredible leap forward in achieving that mission.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to make your voice heard in a way that’s truly one of a kind. Let’s celebrate the wonder of technology and its role in making communication accessible to all!

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