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Assistive Technology: Communication

Guide for assistive technology in the libraries, software available to students, and free or low cost tools

Communication Support

Assistive Technology can be used in or out of school to help you complete tasks more quickly, easily, or independently. The tools recommended on this page are available for free or at a low cost and support communication.


Keeble is an assistive technology app designed to help individuals with dyslexia, motor disabilities, and other learning or cognitive impairments to type more easily and accurately on their mobile devices.

The app offers a range of features that can be customized to meet the needs of each user, including word prediction, text-to-speech feedback, customizable keyboard layouts, and the ability to adjust the size and spacing of the keys.

Cost: $24.99

Compatibility: iOS

More information: Keeble

Speech Assistant AAC

Speech Assistant AAC is an app that serves as an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) tool for individuals who have difficulty speaking or communicating effectively due to a range of conditions.

The app allows users to communicate using a variety of tools and features, including pre-programmed phrases, pictures, symbols, and text-to-speech technology. It also includes customizable communication boards that can be tailored to the user's specific needs and preferences.

Cost: $19.99

Compatibility: iOS; Android

More information: Speech Assistant AAC

TD Talk

TD Talk is designed to help individuals who have difficulty with speech or communication to express themselves using a range of tools and features, including customizable symbols, pictures, and text-to-speech technology.

The app includes a library of pre-made communication boards, as well as the ability to create custom boards, allowing users to tailor their communication tools to their unique needs and preferences.

Cost: Free

Compatibility: iOS

More information: TD Talk

Have a recommendation?

If you would like to recommend assistive technology for the libraries, please contact Jessica Chrisman-DeNegri at