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Partners & Products

‘my-own-voice’ is the first step towards preserving your voice and maintaining the ability to communicate with this essential part of your identity.

At Acapela Group, we have been deeply committed to Accessibility issues for decades and we work and partner closely with specialists and dedicated players. We know that what you need to most fully benefit from ‘my-own-voice’ is a supportive environment provided by committed professionals and adapted, responsive technology. That’s what we are working on with our partners.

We aim to cover the full chain, we are in contact with speech therapists, clinics, hospital departments, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) specialists and application developers to provide you with the best possible support. Here is a list of some of the partners, organizations and resources you can rely on to make the best use of ‘my-own-voice’.

 

AAC vendors

AssistiveWare

AssistiveWare, the leading innovator of assistive technology software for iOS and Mac OS X with over 125,000 customers worldwide, is supporting my-own-voice through Proloquo4Text, a text-based communication application that gives a voice to people who cannot speak and Proloquo2Go.

Prentke Romich

For 50 years, Prentke Romich Company has been leading the way in giving a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. PRC is supporting my-own-voice with the Accent line of products.

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Saltillo

Saltillo, is dedicated to making personal communication possible to individuals who are unable to use their natural voice. Saltillo is supporting my-own-voice through its its NovaChat and ChatFusion devices.

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Smartbox

Smartbox creates assistive technology to help children and adults with disabilities communicate, access computers and control the environment around them. Smartbox is supporting my-own-voice through the Grid3 assistive communication software and the Grid Pad communication and environment control devices.

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Therapy Box

Therapy Box’s Predictable app is used in 10 languages around the world by people with significant communication disabilities arising from conditions such as motor neuron disease/ALS, stroke, cerebral palsy and autism. Since being launched in 2011 the app has received numerous accolades recognizing its innovative inclusive design.

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Tobii Dynavox

Tobii Dynavox makes touch based and eye controlled computers and solutions for special education that help individuals with motor and speech impairments lead richer and more independent lives

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OS supported

SAPI

‘my-own-voice’ can be used right away in any Windows application supporting SAPI* and in any Android application supporting the Google TTS API.

 

*SAPI stands for Speech Application Programming Interface and can be viewed as an interface which sits between applications and speech engines.

SAPI (Speech Application Programming Interface (Microsoft & Unisys)).

 

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Apple iOS

Due to Apple licensing restriction, the my-own-voice can be only used bundled with a specific application.
The integration has to be done with the developer (partner) of the application.

For further investigation, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Additional partners and Clinics

Boston Children Hospital

The Boston Children Hospital offers a ALS Augmentative Communication Program which includes comprehensive augmentative communication and assistive technology assessments, trials and training to people with ALS from the time of diagnosis through the lifespan. Message banking is also an assessment provided to ALS patients through the program which can be used via my-own-voice to create a synthetic voice as well.

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Motor Neurone Disease Association

The Motor Neurone Disease Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on improving access to care, research and campaigning for people living with MND. 

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Team Gleason

Team Gleason Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit based in New Orleans, LA. Team Gleason was founded by former New Orleans Saints player, Steve Gleason, after his diagnosis with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in 2011. Team Gleason aims to provide individuals with ALS with leading edge technology and to raise public awareness towards ALS.

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VA Medical Center

Several VA medical centers provide high quality, coordinated interdisciplinary care for patients and families affected by the disease. The centers offer many services including Speech Pathology & Assistive Technology recommendations where ‘my-own-voice’ fits in.

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Resellers

Accessibility Service Inc

Providing Independence in the Hospital and at Home. The ability to control everyday items boosts morale and builds confidence. Promoting independence is ASI’s top priority.

Cadan

Active reseller and advocate of my-own-voice in USA.

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Grasp

Active reseller and advocate of my-own-voice in USA.

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Picomed

Active reseller and advocate of ‘my-own-voice’ in Sweden.

 

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Rehavista

Active reseller and advocate of ‘my-own-voice’ in Germany.