Quick Talk AAC by Digital Scribbler, Inc. is an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app that provides Cadillac functionality at Chevy prices. At $14.99 this communication App is very affordable for those families looking for a simple, customizable, easy to understand app. According to the Quick Talk App page, “Quick Talk was designed with a simple mission - to change the world by giving a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. Our goal is to make it as quick as possible for you to talk. We made this app as mobile, simple, and flexible as possible, so for one small fee you can have everything you need to communicate. Don't spend your time setting up; spend your time talking!”
Digital Scribbler fulfilled its mission with the development of Quick Talk AAC. In less than 5 minutes I had explored and figured out how to use the app. It’s built around a two button design broken up into eleven categories.
The Eleven Categories are:• Yes/No • Activities • Conversation • I Want • Emotions • Food • I Feel • Time • People • Places • Opinions
Within each category there are ten preset buttons ready to use. What I like is that it doesn’t stop there. Each button is customizable so that you can change the picture, the background, the audio or the text. It’s completely customizable to your life. It includes access to over 11,000 pictures to choose from. If you can’t find the perfect picture then it lets you take a picture from your device’s camera.
That was all great but what sold me was the audio. While it uses standard text-to-speech software which allows it to say anything you type it also allows you to record your own audio. This is a great feature for those wanting to hear a familiar voice rather than a computerized voice.
All in all I would recommend Quick Talk AAC and commend the developer on its ease of use, price tag and simplicity. While I have seen some more robust AAC apps the price tags on those start at around $100 and go up from there. This is a great entry into the AAC app marketplace.