Speak for Yourself

by Tom Kloiber on July 27, 2012

Speak for Yourself vs Giant Corporation: Round 2

Speak for Yourself is an app that’s become very popular with SLPs working with non-verbal clients. Created by two SLPs, the app sells for $299 and verbalizes words chosen from images on the screen, allowing non-verbal users to communicate in a meaningful way by touch.

In March, the app and its creators came under fire for alleged patent violation. Prentke Romich Company (PRC) and Semantic Compaction Systems (SCS) filed suit, claiming that the software poaches the patent on their assistive communications devices – that run in the thousands of dollars range. [continue reading…]