Avaz’s user interface is designed to make speech therapy more effective, develop a child’s language, and improve his/her intent to communicate. Avaz uses picture symbols and high-quality voice synthesis to help users create messages. It comes with 3 research-based, graded picture vocabularies, and a Core Words set that will help a child begin to communicate. These vocabularies have been designed to facilitate spontaneous novel utterance generation, encouraging a child to not only use language, but also generalize from it. While Avaz helps a child get started quickly with pictures, it’s also great for facilitating easy transition into text. Avaz’s keyboard has support for saving and loading text, a Quick response bar for frequently-used messages, and a picture-assisted text prediction capability for sight readers. Avaz features animation for maximizing reinforcement, the ability to remove distracting content from the screen, fine-grained control over the speech output, and a high-contrast mode. Avaz is exceptionally easy to customize, and comes with 7 high-quality voices from Ivona. You can even record your own voice!