Xalts is a free and open source picture exchange communication tool that adds speech to visual language samples.
Xalts is a free, open source,
picture exchange mode of communication that adds speech to visual language
samples. Picture exchange (PECS) uses images to facilitate communication for
individuals with expressive language deficits. Xalts is appropriate for those
on the autistic spectrum and useful for learning a foreign language or dubbing
film. Visual language samples can be comprised of any icons, symbols, photos,
text or video. Xalts will associate the sample with whatever spoken definition
you assign and then add it to our library. Users can store their vocabularies
on a free web based account or download it to a personal device. Best of all you
can share your vocabulary with others no matter what device they are using. Xalts’ open structure invites everyone to create,
contribute and share. In short, we want to eliminate costs and wildly expand
the PECS dictionary. We come at this project as parents, family members and
friends of children with disabilities and our objective is to assure that these
children have access to free and powerful tools for communication. There are
more than 500,000 children in the United States who could benefit from this
application, and globally there may be as many 25 million.
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