Your voice helps to convey your meaning and personality. Changes in speech or loss of speech are common symptoms for people diagnosed with ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s disease), MS, Parkinson’s, or cancers of the tongue and larynx.
The Message Banking App enables you to record and save messages in your own voice. These recordings can later be imported into a Speech Generating Device (SGD) or several tablet communication apps, providing a more personal communication experience for you and those you love.
The Message Banking App guides you through every step of the message banking process and provides useful and meaningful message suggestions collected from people with ALS, caregivers and speech therapists.
The Message Banking App is free, fast and simple so everyone diagnosed with a condition that might affect their future ability to speak should use it!
The Message Banking App provides you with prompts for common phrases (e.g. “How are you doing?”) as well as messages that people using alternative communication have found useful (e.g. “I have something to add to what we are talking about.”). We also encourage you to bank your special laughter, words of affection, gratitude and praise, pet commands, sports cheers and other phrases that are unique to you.
Only a short time commitment of a less than an hour is required to record your voice using the Message Banking App but the benefits can be truly invaluable.
Of course you will not be able to record everything you will ever want say, but you can use the Message Banking App to record many meaningful phrases with your unique delivery. Phrases that you didn’t record can still be expressed using one of many synthesized voices provided by speech generating devices or “text-to-speech” tablet apps such as AlphaCore Communicator for Windows.