Using Phrase bar does not require optional Acapela text to speech. If you do not have Acapela TTS, the digital recorded sound is placed in the phrase bar. If you have Acapela TTS the recorded sound is placed in the phrase bar by default, but you can also use Acapela TTS or a specific TTS phrase that is different than the text in the cell.
Turn on the phrase bar in settings
There are two other Settings that relate directly to Phrase Mode. The are 'Voice adding to Phrase' and 'Pics in Phrase'
Voice Adding to Phrase:
This request came from a teacher who was testing our beta version and asked for an option to have the phrase voiced when the student was selecting it to add it to the phrase bar. He believed it would help reinforce a correct selection. That it would aid in learning by reinforcing a correct selection.
Pics in Phrase Mode:
Turn on to aid in language development.
The example below shows a board for a high functioning end-user without pic's in the phrase bar.
The Play Button appears to be small in the phrase bar, but you can touch anywhere in the phrase bar to initiate speech. To make the touch point larger, turn on Pic's in Phrase bar in settings. If there are no images in the cell, doing do will just widen the bar and the touch point. See below.
Add a TTS capability to User Mode. Go to Settings and Turn on 'Display' User Bar. If the End User is high functioning, building their own boards, they would likely turn on User Bar Settings and User Bar Sync. This access should be restricted in most cases, preventing end-users from damaging boards.
The phrase below captures one of the legacy messages that was prerecorded. But by selecting the 'Type Words' button at the bottom of the page....
A keyboard appears. Where you can add more to your phrase. Type in anything you want to add to the phrase and select 'Done'
Your typed text is added to the phrase bar.
Text to speech output: If you have not purchased an Acapela voice, the TTS output will be an adult female U.S. English voice. If you have purchased an Acapela voice (In App Purchase) the TTS output will be the voice that you have activated. The free TTS works only with the adult female U.S. English voice and probably should not be used after the purchase of an Acapela voice.
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