New features have been added to the AVAZ app – technocrat

Their barrier-free communication is aided by the AVAZ application, the Hungarian version of which has now been supplemented with new functions. Thanks to the development supported by Telenor, the app’s customizable vocabulary has been expanded, and words can now be conjugated by selecting images. In addition, the user can also choose whether they want to voice their thoughts in a female or male voice. The basically paid app now also gets 50 affected free access.

The Hungarian version of AVAZ, launched at the end of last year, can fill a gap for many thousands of children and adults with complex communication needs. In their case, there is a severe disorder of spoken and / or written language (such as ALS, autism, CNS injury, aphasia, and other speech-induced difficulties) that results in limited or limited communication with their environment, but in modern mobile tools can help them to understand themselves effectively and successfully with others. One in every two hundred people has a complex communication need. For them, the quality of life is influenced by what kind of support they receive so that their environment can understand them.

The Hungarian development of AVAZ, originally from India, was initiated by the ten-year-old Vince’s parents, the Németh family, who work with ELTE Bárczi Gusztáv Special Education Faculty which Telenor joined as a supporter. Vince has a very rare disease affecting his joints and muscles, the so-called She lives with AMC and has been communicating through apps since she was a preschooler.

Increasing vocabulary and more features

The app contains more than 45 thousand images, from which the user can create his own active vocabulary, and from these he can compose sentences in Hungarian. The app provides users with a personalized basic vocabulary of up to 4,500 words, which anyone can add to the pictures and their own photos available in the app, as well as create completely new custom vocabularies. The Hungarian version also includes the vocabulary of lower primary school textbooks, which gives children who are unable to speak verbally the opportunity to participate in school education. AVAZ is the first AAK application in Hungarian, in which the user can conjugate words when selecting images, and thus can create better understandable messages without the use of letters.

The app can now be used on any iOS device, including a mobile phone; the Android version is expected to be launched this fall. A two-week free trial is also available, and AVAZ will be available in monthly and annual subscription designs. This is especially beneficial for those who only need the application for a certain period of time, such as during post-stroke rehabilitation.

50 free access for stakeholders

Thanks to Telenor, which supports development, 50 people now have free unlimited access to the app with the help of professionals working on the app, through relevant professional organizations such as schools, foundations, parent organizations, institutions. The aim is that the users with different involvement can contribute to the further development of the Hungarian version of AVAZ by providing feedback on their experiences and opinions.

Five free accesses are yet to be hosted: app developers are waiting for applications from people who would need an app to support visual communication on a daily basis, and are happy to share their experiences with the development team. Interested parties can apply by e-mail to [email protected] until 15 September 2021. In addition to the personal data – name, address, telephone number, e-mail address – in the e-mail, a short introduction of up to 15 sentences is expected, as well as the life situation – at home, work, school – the applicant would use the application.

AVAZ can be downloaded for iOS in the AppStore: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/avaz-aak-magyar / id1542020705


Source: technokrata by www.technokrata.hu.

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