Fat Cat Snappy Chat is fun, yet real, AAC software
App name: Fat Cat Snappy Chat
App website: snappychat dot net -- includes descriptions, screenshots, and videos.
Compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
Released on Oct. 5, 2011
Developer: Point-and-Read, Inc.
App Store: /fat-cat-snappy-chat/id468966092
App videos on YouTube: "Fat Cat Snappy Chat in Action" and "Fat Cat Snappy Chat Screen Demonstration"
Description of the app:
Fat Cat Snappy Chat is designed to be fun entertainment Ė but it is also real augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) software. It includes 160 colloquial phrases of kidís slang, a real voice that speaks them, and the ability to send those messages as texts, tweets, IMs or emails. The voice is sometimes angry and sometimes whiney, so itís perfect for a nine-year-old (or someone who wants to talk like a nine-year-old). Learn AAC skills or just chat with your friends. This app is specifically designed for that kind of phatic conversation - and makes back talk and comebacks a snap. Fat Cat Snappy Chat is rated 9+ because of some mild bathroom humor, though it also has parental controls to hide those phrases.
What makes it special is the real voice combined with e-text capabilities; the unique rapid-fire interface for kid-friendly chat; and the universal design that makes it accessible to people with disabilities.