AssistiveWare Pictello 1.7 Adds German and Australian Children’s Voices

By on May 22, 2013 at 8:48 am

Amsterdam, Netherlands – AssistiveWare(R), a leading innovator in the assistive technology market, today announced the launch of Pictello(TM) 1.7, a visual storytelling app for iOS, premiering the industry’s first-ever genuine German and Australian Text to Speech children’s voices. Recordings of real children speaking in their natural language provide the foundation for the natural sounding voices. The company also announced a new Australian adult female voice in Pictello.

“Now young German and Aussie Pictello users can tell their stories in a voice that is both age appropriate and natural sounding,” said David Niemeijer, AssistiveWare founder and CEO. “The addition of Lisa, Australian adult female voice, completes the Australian voice family.”

Version 1.7 includes the new German children voices (Jonas and Lea), Australian children voices (Liam and Olivia) and the new Australian adult female (Lisa). All voices can be downloaded free of charge from within the Pictello app.

Pictello offers a fun way to create and share talking photo albums and stories and is used by many teachers, students, families and children. Stories can be shared with friends, family, teachers, etc. via free Pictello Sharing Server and as PDF files via email or iTunes File Sharing. Localized in English, Spanish, French, German, Turkish and Dutch, Pictello users can choose from over 90 voices in 27 languages.

The German children voices are made available through the collaborative development effort of AssistiveWare, Acapela Group and Tobii Technology. The Australian voices were co-developed by AssistiveWare and Acapela Group.

About AssistiveWare:
AssistiveWare is also the creator of, Proloquo2Go(R), an award-winning Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) application for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

About Acapela Group:
Acapela Group invents speech solutions that bring content to life through giving it a voice in up to 30 languages.

About Tobii Technology:
Tobii Technology is the world’s leading vendor of eye tracking and eye control, a technology that makes it possible for computers to know exactly where users are looking.

Language Support:
English, Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Turkish

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.1 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 1.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Pictello 1.7 is $18.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Version 1.7 is available as a free update to existing users and new voices can be downloaded from within Pictello app free of charge.

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AssistiveWare(R), a leading innovator of assistive technology software for iOS and Mac OS X with over 125,000 customers worldwide, is committed to collaborating with the global community to make a difference in peoples lives. The company’s flagship product, Proloquo2Go(R), is an award-winning Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) application for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch that provides a voice for people who have difficulty speaking or cannot speak at all. AssistiveWare offers a wide-range of assistive technology products and services. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2013 AssistiveWare B.V. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.