PITTSBURGH, PA, Aug. 19, 2014 – DynaVox, a Tobii Technology Company and the industry-leading provider of speech-generating solutions and symbol-adapted special education software, announced today that its acclaimed DynaVox Compass software is now available for an affordable, one-time app purchase. The comprehensive AAC software can now be purchased directly on a user’s, caregiver’s or teacher’s iPad through the Apple App Store, making the DynaVox Compass App the most portable, comprehensive and accessible communication app for those with disabilities.

“The introduction of the DynaVox Compass App means that users can now have a complete version of the world’s leading AAC software on the iPad as a one-time purchase, giving them an affordable way to implement the best communication therapy strategy possible on their platform of choice,” said Bob Cunningham, chief strategy and clinical officer at DynaVox. “The App can serve as a full communication solution for anyone who wants to use their iPad, but can also complement the use of other, touch-based dedicated AAC devices, such as the DynaVox T10 or T15.”

As the world’s leading speech-generating software, DynaVox Compass provides research-based solutions for individuals of all ages and abilities who struggle to communicate due to conditions such as autism, ALS, stroke, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, general speech loss or traumatic brain injury. Unlike similar communication app solutions, the Compass App is built by a team of leading clinicians, gives users a reliable pathway to communication success and further builds their confidence. The Compass App allows you to download all the same tools, pre-loaded messages, symbols, core word strategies, and supports found on a dedicated device directly to a personal tablet.

In addition, DynaVox Compass seamlessly connects with a personal “myDynaVox” account, free to those who purchase the DynaVox Compass App. The account gives users access to teaching and therapy supports and the ability to share content among family members, therapists, fellow users and other members of the support team, as well as communication file backup and restore features.

Along with its one-time purchase option, users will soon be able to purchase the DynaVox Compass App with two of the industry’s most well-known communication pagesets, PODD™ and Gateway to Language and Learning .

The DynaVox Compass App is available for a one-time purchase of $179.99, but can also be purchased as a subscription for $19.99 a month for those who may require a short-term communication solution. For more information or to arrange a trial of the new DynaVox Compass App, http://www.mydynavox.com/DynaVoxCompassapp.

Click here to purchase the DynaVox Compass App from the iTunes Store.

About DynaVox Systems, LLC
DynaVox Systems, LLC, is the leading provider of speech-generating devices and symbol-adapted special education software used to assist individuals in overcoming their speech, language and learning challenges. These solutions are designed to help individuals who have complex communication and learning needs participate in the home, classroom and community. Our mission is to enable our customers to realize their full communication and education potential by developing industry-leading devices, software and content, and by providing the services to support them. We assist individuals, families and professionals with an extensive field support organization, as well as centralized technical and reimbursement support. For more information, visit www.dynavoxtech.com.

About Tobii Technology
Tobii Technology is the global leader in eye tracking and is pioneering eye tracking in personal computing, has transformed research in many fields and has enabled communication for thousands of people with special needs. The company develops and delivers core eye-tracking technology as well as a comprehensive solutions for interaction and analytical applications. Tobii is headquartered in Sweden and operates through three divisions: Tobii OEM Solutions, Tobii Assistive Technology and Tobii Analysis Solutions, with offices in the United States, China, Germany, Japan and Norway and a global network of resellers. Founded in 2001, Tobii continues to achieve rapid annual growth and receive awards and recognition for its accomplishments. www.tobii.com.

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