Giving people the ability to be heard when they cannot speak

“Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable.” - David W. Augsburger

Vocable AAC allows those with conditions such as MS, stroke, ALS, or spinal cord injuries to communicate using an app that tracks head movements, without the need to spend tens of thousands of dollars on technology to do so.

Head-Tracking Controls
Text-to-Speech Technology
Touch Capability
Select preset phrases from multiple categories to have conversations with loved ones.
Select preset phrases from multiple categories to have conversations with loved ones.
Type custom phrases to have more personalized communication.
Type custom phrases to have more personalized communication.
Save custom phrases for quick access.
Save custom phrases for quick access.
Also available on your phone!
Also available on your phone!
WillowTree designer at hospital bedside of loved one who was temporarily non-verbal and lacking motor function Vocable project team with team mascot

The Vocable Story

Vocable AAC was born of the personal experience of a WillowTree team member and then prototyped during an internal company innovation hour. In mid-2018, a loved one of a WillowTree designer suffered from Guillain-Barré Syndrome which left her temporarily non-verbal and lacking motor function. They quickly found that there was no hardware or software available to effectively and affordably communicate without speech.

Soon after, WillowTree team members began taking steps to address this problem with Vocable, a free head-tracking app that individuals with conditions that inhibit speech and motor function can use to communicate with caregivers and loved ones. The team of developers, designers, project managers, and researchers created a product roadmap with support and expertise from Duke University speech-language pathologists. With a “mob programming” approach to the project, the team is able to quickly iterate and update the product based on feedback from the impacted community and healthcare professionals. As an open source project, anyone in the world can contribute to Vocable via GitHub.

As a company dedicated to helping digital experts thrive and to building applications that matter, WillowTree is proud to support the work of the Vocable team.

SUPPORTED DEVICES

Support for iOS devices

Handsets

  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X

Tablets

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch

Support for Android devices

Handsets

  • Google Nexus 5X and higher
  • All Google Pixel Devices
  • Moto G6
  • Moto One
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 and higher
  • Xperia XZ3 Tablets

Tablets

  • Acer Chromebook Tab 10
  • LG G Pad 5 10.1 FHD
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 and higher
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S6
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro
See all supported devices

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