We are happy to present the new version 3.1 of PictoDroid Lite!
This new version introduces three new features:
1) Natural Language Generation in Spanish: thanks to this new feature (activated in Menu, Settings, last option of Audio and Language), sentences in accumulative mode will be generated using natural language, taking into account gender, number, person and verb tense. The application must be configured in accumulative mode and the language of the app and synthesizer in Spanish.
2) Side menu on the left: in many devices it was difficult to access the options menu. Now it is available by swiping from the left side of the screen.
3) Swedish language: thanks to the translations of Björn Carnstam, we have this new language in the application.
We’ve uploaded this new PictoDroid Lite version to Google Play and our web:
Our fantastic colleges from ARASAAC have developed brand new communication boards for PictoDroid Lite. As they are great experts in Augmentative and Alternative Communication the results are a must if you are working AAC from a speech and language perspective. Of course they are free and you can download them from ARASAAC repository.
Una de las pantallas de los tableros diseñados por ARASAAC para PictoDroid Lite a modo de ejemplo.
The “Settings” icon (three dots in a line) is always in foreground, that is, it is always visible no matter the interface. Nevertheless some devices (phones and tablets alike), mainly but not solely Samsung, for no known reason, don’t show this button or give access to “Settings” via other physical or virtual button on the device.
The first thing to try is to push the Multi-tasking button (the one generally on the left) a few seconds, and see if “Settings” options appear. If the app disappears either the buttons needs extra pressing time or it is not working. In case of the latter proceed to try the same with the rest of the buttons available, just in case.
Anyway there is an option most interfacer have called “Assistant Menu”. To access that option:
Go to Settings > Accessibility.
Tap on Dexterity and Interaction.
Tap on Assistant menu.
Toggle the Assistant menu switch to On and configure your settings.
That icon allows to see the basic Android options. One of them is “Settings”, so you can try to access, with the app opened, to access it. If it works (it normally does), you can proceed to customize the app to your taste or needs and then disable (if you prefer it) the “Assistant menu” mode.
MyGame Puzzle is the fourth application of “MyGame” family. In “MyGame” apps we intend to create cognitive stimulation game generators, so you can create and play these activities but always adapting them to the end user. This application allows you to create two types of puzzles and play to solve them.
This application makes possible to create two types of puzzles ranging from size 2×2 until size 6×5, with the images that the user desire. The app also offers the possibility to set hints in the game and to limit play time. Finally, it also allows some basic gamification by grouping puzzles in complex sets if desired. It is available in Spanish, English, German, French, Italian and Galician.
We’ve uploaded this new app MyGame Puzzle to Google Play and our web:
SetTime offers a set of highly configurable time counters for people with special needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorder.
This application is mainly intended for kids and adults with special needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, but can be used by anyone who wants to have a nice set of counters.
This application allows to create five different types of time counters for kids and adults with special needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorder in order to make them understand the concept of time, i.e. know how much time an activity takes or how much time is left for an activity.
The counters types are: analog, progress, hourglass, bars and tasks. All counters are highly configurable, as well as the aspect appearence of the whole app.
It includes an always-on-screen mode, so the application is always visible. To exit this mode, the user must press simultaneously the volume down button and the left up corner of the screen.
We’ve uploaded this new app SetTime to Google Play and our web:
From FADEMGA Plena Inclusión Galicia they are preparing a conference focused on health and intellectual disability, which will take place on Saturday 17 December at the Faculty of Psychology of Santiago de Compostela. The purpose of this meeting will be to raise awareness about the health situation of people with intellectual disabilities, promoting a forum for reflection and debate on the health of this group, while informing and training professionals to tackle the health of people with intellectual or development disabilities.
ACCEGAL will be in this conference doing the presentation: “Adapptate: PictoDroid Med“. We encourage you to attend, it can be very interesting. All the information of this conference is available in the following link, where you can also register (for FREE):
At last, after a summer break in which we have completed a harsh and complicated hosting moving, we are back. It wouldn’t have been possible without the precious help and support of Iñaki, the best web designer and administrator anyone could dream of.
Of course, there is still a lot of work to be done so we are very thankful for your patience. Thank you ever so much for being there.
MyGame Sequences is the third application of “MyGame” family. In “MyGame” apps we intend to create cognitive stimulation game generators, so you can create and play these activities but always adapting them to the end user. This application allows you to create sequences of actions, very much like the ones needed to teach children within the Austistic Spectrum. You can also play and to sort them out, thus, learning their order.
This application makes possible to create sequences ranging from 2 to 7 images and to enrich them with text and audio. The app also offers the possibility to set hints in the game and to limit play time. Finally, it also allows some basic gamification by grouping games in complex sets if dessired. It is available in Spanish, English, German, French, Italian and Galician.
To remove a sequence you have to do it from an Android file explorer, removing the adequate folder inside the game folder “MyGameSequences”.
We’ve uploaded this new app MyGame Sequences to Google Play and our web:
PictoTalk is an instant messaging application based on pictograms. It allows communication by using Picts (signs that schematically represent a symbol, real object or figure) as well as text. So far our communication boards needed the presence of the person you wanted to communicate with, so he/she could hear the message. Thanks to PictoTalk we take a step further! By sending the pictograms using Internet, this application allows a person to communicate, using an Android phone or tablet, with anyone in the world by means of pictograms. It is available in Spanish, English, German, French and Italian.
For communication, it is necessary to choose our own user name, and add the person we want to communicate with by using their username. From that moment them both can communicate using Picts or text. The application allows to listen to the Picts and texts, both sent as well as received.
PictoTalk is highly configurable. For the selection of the Picts used to communicate it uses PictoDroid Lite v3.0, so it is very easy to modify the board: adding, deleting, changing, renaming… Picts. It is also possible to configure it to use other Picts and even real images.
PictoTalk does not encrypt messages, so it is advisable not to send sensible data such as passwords and credit card numbers.
In PictoTalk there cannot be two users with the same name, if you try to pick a name that is already selected, it is not permitted. If you need to delete an account, please contact us via email.
You can try PictoTalk by adding the “accegalresponde” account. This account will not answer questions, just simply answer random pictograms and text as an example and it will disappear in a few days.
PictoTalk may not work in some corporate WiFi networks (companies, administrations, universities, etc.). For security reasons these networks do not allow access to certain Internet addresses, due to this PictoTalk will not work on these networks despite not being a harmful application. Try using the application with your mobile data connection or with another WiFi.
We’ve uploaded this new app PictoTalk to Google Play and our web:
ARASAAC (http://arasaac.org) for the use of their Picts, created by Sergio Palao and distributed with Creative Commons license (BY-NC-SA).
Joaquín Ignacio Pelaez Santana, graphic designer from the city of Santiago de Chile, in charge of Art Direction, who has done PictoTalk corporate image.
Igniterealtime (http://www.igniterealtime.org) for using the Smack library and the Openfire server, free software licensed under Apache 2.0 (http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0).
Android Universal Image Loader (https://github.com/nostra13/Android-Universal-Image-Loader) for the use of the library for image loading, free software licensed under Apache 2.0 (http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0).
Showcase View (https://github.com/amlcurran/ShowcaseView) for the use of the library for creating tutorials, free software licensed under Apache 2.0 (http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0).
Accegal es un proyecto de colaboración entre el Centro de Educación Especial Manuel López Navalón y el Grupo de Tecnologías de la Información de la Escuela de Ingeniería de Telecomunicación (Universidad de Vigo) para la elaboración de soluciones de accesibilidad basadas en dispositivos móviles.
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