AssistiveWare introduces Pictello: Visual stories for iPhone, iPod touch

Amsterdam, Netherlands – AssistiveWare(R) today announced the release of Pictello(R) 1.0 for iPhone and iPod touch. Pictello is a simple way to create talking photo albums and talking books. Each page in a Pictello Story can contain a picture, up to five lines of text, and a recorded sound or text-to-speech using high-quality voices. Stories can be shared using iTunes File Sharing or via WiFi with other Pictello users through a free account on the Pictello Sharing Server.

Pictello was developed by AssistiveWare, the same company that developed the revolutionary Proloquo2Go app that changed the world for people who have difficulty speaking.

Pictello can be used by anyone, including non-speaking people, so it is easy to use and requires no literacy skills to locate and read stories. Pictello offers an easy visual story creation wizard so everyone can use pictures and sound to share important moments in their lives. An advanced editor gives full control of the editing capabilities.

Uses for Pictello stories include:
* Social stories to teach skills or to recall events
* Photo albums to allow non-speaking people to share their news and interests
* Sharing important events and memories with family who live far away
* Talking books
* Teaching narrative skills as part of a literacy or language skills curriculum
* Schedules, Task instructions, etc.

The current version includes North American English male and female voices. These can be swapped at no costs for British voices that can be downloaded through WiFi by Pictello. Pictello does not require an active Internet connection for story creation or playback. A universal version that will also support the iPad is in development as are localized versions in other languages. These will be free upgrades.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone or iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 4.0 or later
* 135 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Pictello 1.0 is $14.99 USD/Euro 11.99 (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

Pictello 1.0
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AssistiveWare is the worldwide leader in innovative assistive technology software for Mac OS X and iOS. This includes award-winning KeyStrokes(R) and TouchStrokes(R) virtual keyboards, SwitchXS(R) scanning on-screen keyboard, LayoutKitchen(R) panel editor, Proloquo(R) multi-purpose speech solution, VisioVoice(R), the award-winning solution for vision impaired Mac users, and Proloquo(R) multi-purpose speech solution as well as the ground breaking Proloquo2Go communication solution for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The ConvenienceWare product line makes the advanced technologies developed by AssistiveWare available in cool and convenient applications that can make the life of Mac users easier. AssistiveWare and ConvenienceWare are trade names of AssistiveWare B.V. and trademarks or registered trademarks of Niemeijer Consult. GhostReader, VisioVoice, SwitchXS, KeyStrokes, TouchStrokes, LayoutKitchen, VisioVoice and Proloquo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Niemeijer Consult. Proloquo2Go and Pictello are registered trademarks of AssistiveWare B.V. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

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