The Aphasia Software Finder's main aim is to help people with aphasia, as well as aphasia professionals, find apps and software in the English language that can help with aphasia therapy.
It is 7 years since the Aphasia Software Finder was launched and there have been many developments in the world of IT and Aphasia. As a team, we have listened carefully to the valuable feedback we have received from those who use the site.
Taking on board the feedback, and to make the most of the new technologies, we have implemented a major redesign of the website. The goal is to make the website even more 'user friendly' and useful to those who visit.
The main changes are:
- You can now search all aphasia apps and software at the same time. We no longer have separate tabs for apps and for software as the distinction has become increasingly irrelevant.
- You can search for the appropriate app or software using the same Finder or List or Comparison Table.
- The analysis will show which devices and platforms they run on and this will make it clear whether they will work on computers and /or tablets and smartphones.
- General apps and software section now has a Finder search option.
- 'General' apps and software are not designed specifically for people with aphasia but they can make life easier for some people who have communication difficulties.
- To make your search easier and quicker the General Finder has categories for you to choose from, including: writing, spelling, screen readers, AAC, among others.
- The website has been redesigned to be responsive. This means that you will have a much better experience when exploring the website on mobile devices such as iPads, other tablets and smartphones, as well as PCs and laptops.
- A 'makeover' of page designs, including drop down menus, brings the website more in line with Internet norms, and makes the site much easier to use on all devices.
- The 'What's New' page will show all the new and updated apps and software that have been added to the website within the last 60 days. This is to make it easier for frequent visitors.
- A list of Research Evidence articles about aphasia therapy and computers is easier to access.
- Finally, we have streamlined the information and support pages to make them simpler, easier to navigate, and more relevant.
The Aphasia Software Finder will continue to be regularly updated with new resources and will continue to meet the needs of its many users.
This resource is free to use, funded by The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia. we want as many people to benefit from it as possible.
The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia would like to thank the Eranda Foundation for their generous support of this project.
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