TalkingTiles featured on CTV News!

August 29
TalkingTiles has been profiled on CTV News to announce the recent launch of our app in the Google and Apple App Stores! The TalkingTiles team has been working closely with KidsAbility in Waterloo, an organization that serves children with a wide range of special needs, including communication difficulties in language, articulation, fluency and voice.
We introduced TalkingTiles to some of their clients whose families who were in need of an AAC solution for communication for their children. One of the families was featured and spoke of how the app has helped their child which is so rewarding to the entire Mozzaz team!! To learn more about KidsAbility, please visit them at www.kidsability.ca
Check out the news feature HERE!

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  • Give your AAC Device a Distinct Voice

    Communication is a very personal interaction – being able to express your thoughts and feelings in the words you want can be both empowering and liberating.  Therefore, programming an AAC for communication on a device with the words that the user would want to say is important to help them feel heard.

    When programming an AAC device, consider the following:

    • Choose a voice that fits with the user – gender, age, accent and language
    • What are topics that the user would want to talk about?
      1. Consider their daily activities, interests, and the people in their lives
      2. What are messages that they need to say
  • Personalize TalkingTiles – make it just the way you like it!

    When you download TalkingTiles you are automatically provided with free sample pages from various categories in our Library.  You can edit these pages and add more speech pages simply by clicking on the edit icon three times until you are in “Run Mode.”

    By using the Edit, Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete, and Help buttons in the Edit Mode you can move around the tiles, change their pictures and words, and add new tiles.  While the symbol library is quite extensive, it doesn’t always have exactly what you want – like a picture of your Aunt Milly or a picture of your dog Gus.  TalkingTiles allows you to download photos from your computer so that you can use the images that are personal to you.  


     

     

    Other custom features that you can use inTalkingTiles is the ability to connect a tile to a website and record your own voice.  With the touch of a tile, you can link right from your app to educational games.  

     

    The voice of a familiar person can also be recorded, making it personal.  When editing a tile, simply hitting the “Record” option will allow you to do this.

    Now that you have all these ways to customize tiles, you can implement them into personalized speech pages. Create pages specific to your needs.  For example, you could create a page called “About Me” that provides such information as the user’s name, address, phone number, family members, and doctor’s name as shown in the image below. 



     

    Other ideas of pages you could create are Food, Things at Home, Things at School, Things you want to do or Places you want to go. Speech pages can also be made in routines for a child such as brushing teeth or bedtime.  The options really are endless!!

    We always enjoy learning about the ways our customers are using TalkingTiles.  Share your story on how you’ve been able to personalize TalkingTiles by sending us an email at info@mozzaz.com

     

     

  • TalkingTiles @ HiMMS 2013

     

    If you’re at the HiMSS13 conference in New Orleans this week, make sure you drop by the Microsoft booth (booth #1127) as the Microsoft team are armed with the latest TalkingTiles version for Windows 8.

    Even though the Mozzaz team is not there in person, TalkingTiles is well represented - especially when shown on the massive 82” beautiful Perceptive Pixel multi-touch screen!

    Below Gareth Hall, Healthcare Industry Solutions Manager for Microsoft, talking with a giant TalkingTiles!

    Cheers – Team Mozzaz!