Acapela Lends Children's Voices to Crick Software

Acapela Group has provided the children's voices used by Crick Software in the Clicker 7, Clicker Communicator, and Clicker Apps to support children with special needs, such as those with dyslexia, learning difficulties, autism, physical disabilities, and other special educational needs.

Clicker 7 is a talking word processor that enables children to develop their literacy skills. Clicker Communicator is a child-friendly assistive app that gives a voice to learners with speech and language difficulties in the classroom. Clicker Apps give learners access to proven literacy support tools developed specifically for the iPad.

Each of these solutions now uses Acapela children's voices. Acapela's genuine, lifelike, children's voices, made by and for young people, provide children with a voice interface that reflects their age and makes them feel at ease while using the clicker interface.

"The new children's voices give pupils the opportunity to hear their work read back to them in a friendly, age-appropriate voice that they can identify with. This realistic speech feedback encourages them to actively review and self-correct their work," said John Crick, CEO of Crick Software, in a statement.

"At Acapela, we are very proud to help children speak and acquire writing or reading skills using our genuine voices. With over 2,500 hours of research, recording, processing, and development, this ground-breaking project has been immensely rewarding and reflects our longtime leadership in this field. Crick Software develops exciting and innovative educational software and we are pleased that they called on our children’s voices to support pupils in the classroom," said Lars-Erik Larsson, CEO of Acapela Group, in a statement.

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