Apple on Thursday launched a new educational section in the App Store which highlights apps that have been specifically designed for autistic individuals in celebration of the eighth annual World Autism Awareness Day.
More than two dozen paid and free apps for kids and adults are being featured, including two highly specialized apps that cost more than a hundred bucks.
Among them are Proloquo2Go and Proloquo4Text by AssistiveWare, both offered at a fifty percent discount as part of Apple’s promotion.
Proloquo2Go helps users create grammatically correct sentences using visual aid cards while Proloquo4Text promises to give a voice to literate users who cannot speak with free voices in over fifteen languages available to enable natural-sounding communication.
The full lineup of apps is as follows:
- AutisMate 365 [Freemium]
- Proloquo2Go [$109.99]
- Proloquo4Text [$119.99]
- FlummoxVision [Freemium]
- Kid in Story Book Maker [$0.99]
- PuddingStone [$19.99]
- ChatterPix Kids [Free]
- ToDo Number Matrix [$1.99]
- Choiceworks [$2.99]
- Toca Town [$2.99]
- Keel Accessible Keyboard [$14.99]
- iDress for Weather [$1.99]
- Toca Box for Autism Awareness App Bundle [$2.99]
The eighth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2015, with autism organizations around the world celebrating the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events each year.
Non-profit organization called Autism Empowerment provides a selection of podcasts on iTunes dedicated to autistic people.