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Award winning iOS communication app adds fourth language – Dutch

Award winning iOS communication app adds fourth language – Dutch
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Amsterdam, Netherlands – AssistiveWare adds full Dutch and Flemish support to their symbol-supported communication app, Proloquo2Go. Proloquo2Go is an app that gives a voice to those who cannot speak. It is used by people with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other diagnoses for everyday communication and language development. The award-winning app has already provided a voice to over 175,000 people worldwide who use it in English, Spanish or French. Proloquo2Go is used for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Apple Watch.

In the Netherlands over 600,000 people are estimated to be unable to make themselves understood with their own voice*. Today’s update to include Dutch comes after a year of research on Dutch and Flemish core words, grammar and language development.

“The app offers our clients the opportunity to communicate what they want, in the way they want to who they want. In addition, it is user-friendly so that it is easy to use for all communication partners.” says Barbara van ‘t Westende, speech language pathologist at Emilius school and SWZ Zonheuve.

People who aren’t able to speak are often underestimated. By offering a means to communicate, Proloquo2Go not only offers the opportunity to be heard but also to be understood. This gives them the opportunity to show the world who they really are.

“As an Amsterdam based company, this release is special to us. We know that there are many Dutch and Flemish speakers who do not currently have access to an adequate means to communicate. We are committed to changing this.” says David Niemeijer, AssistiveWare founder and CEO.

Reference:
* Van Balkom, H. (2012): Uit Jezelf!:Orthopedagogiek: Onderzoek en Praktijk, 51(5), 203-219.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 10.3 or later
* Compatible with iOS 11
* 850 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Proloquo2Go 5.3 is $249.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. For more information, please contact Sophie Lap.

Proloquo2Go 5.3
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Since 2000, AssistiveWare has established itself as leading assistive technology pioneers. They are committed to empowering people with communication difficulties and make a difference to people’s lives. To achieve this goal, they work closely with therapists, parents and adults who use their apps. AssistiveWare works in close collaboration with end users and professionals to offer a portfolio of award-winning solutions for individuals with physical, vision, communication, and reading impairments. In 2009, AssistiveWare was the first company to release a full-featured Augmentative and Alternative Communication solution for iOS – the award-winning app, Proloquo2Go. Together with Acapela Group, AssistiveWare was also the first to create genuine children’s Text to Speech voices. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2017 AssistiveWare. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.