Speechify: Give your child a voice -App for Kids with Autism
Over 40% of Autistic children are non-verbal. Is YOUR child one of them? Speechify - an app to help non-verbal children communicate.
1 out of 68 children have Autism. Over 40% of Autistic children are non-verbal.
70-80 % of children with Cerebral Palsy have impaired communication skills.
These are just a few heart-wrenching statistics related to non-verbal kids. We know what it's like to have a child that is struggling to communicate. Communication and basic expression is a right of all individuals, and our Mission is to help them.
Speechify is an App for mobile devices, designed to help non-verbal and minimally verbal children and adults communicate better. The intuitive, yet beautiful grid based design is easy to setup and use, and will support multiple languages.
Features and Benefits
- Simple, clear and easy to use. With its simple and engaging design, and scrollable cells and columns, Speechify’s interface provides a logical learning process.
- Supports any language that is supported by iOS/Android. The option to personally record audio and insert text for the app allows the app to function in any language that is supported by your device.
- Commonly used phrases. Create phrases that are commonly used by your child, so they can be used with a single click.
- Speechify comes with a wide set of pre-installed images and associated text and voice. These can be customized manually, to suit your child's needs.
- Speechify Pro has all the features of Speechify, PLUS : Thousands of third party images and symbols to enhance the app on your device, Multi-user support, Save data on a cloud file hosting service, Track and share your child's progress between home and school, Communication between devices via text / SMS between devices
How will the funds be used?
Why are we on Kickstarter?
We need your support in making Speechify a reality. The money is being raised to fund the final design and development costs.
Our request to you..
- We hope that you share this project and our mission with your friends, family , and others. Please spread the word so we can succeed in our mission of bringing Speechify to life.
- We hope that you can help with a contribution. Even the smallest level will get us closer to our goal.
- Please see the awards and the benefits of pre-ordering Speechify or Speechify Pro, at a discounted price. Give a voice to someone special... someone that is non-verbal and doesn't have what most of us have.
PLEASE SUPPORT US , so we can make this project a reality!
Risks and challenges
Kickstarter is an all or nothing model. Either we raise 100% of our $2,800 goal or all of it gets returned to the backers. Please note the following:
- If the initial goal is reached, we will use the funds to develop Speechify for iOS devices.
- If our stretch goal of $9,800 is reached, we will use the additional funds to develop Speechify Pro for iOS devices.
- If the $9,800 stretch goal is not achieved, we still intend to develop Speechify Pro, but this may delay the delivery for the Pro version by a few months, since we will fund development by re-investing all revenues from Speechify for development costs of Speechify Pro.
- We hope to achieve our ultimate stretch goal of $28,000 , so that we can provide Speechify and Speechify Pro to help the millions of non-verbal children that need help.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
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