Apps to help you communicate

There are lots of apps to help you communicate with others no matter what your situation.

Dragon mobile apps 

A range of apps that control your mobile phone by voice. Predictive touch technology anticipates the words you're about to type. 

Available on iTunes App Store and Google Play Store




The TalkForMe app gives people with a range of speech impaired disabilities a tool to allow people to get their voices heard. Images with associated typed text can be spoken by the TalkForMe App. Once a translation has been done the TalkForMe app will "talk for you" even without a Wi-Fi connection!

Available on iTunes App Store



Tactus Language Therapy

The Language Therapy app can help people who are recovering from a stroke, aphasia, or brain injury. It targets all four language modalities - reading, writing, speaking, and listening and encourages a well-rounded speech-language therapy approach.

Available on iTunes App Store, Google Play Store and Amazon Apps



Talking Mats

Talking Mats enables users to have better conversations with people with communication difficulties. It provides a visual framework to help people express their views using a selection of communication symbols that cover a variety of topics. Talking Mats is used by clinical practitioners, social workers, education staff, advocates, carers and support workers in a wide range of health, social care, residential and education settings.

Available on iTunes App Store and Google Play Store




ChatAble lets users create, share and use pages using a combination of grids, visual scenes and hybrids; all linked together for easy use. Users can add an emoticon to add laughter, surprise or anger! 

Available on iTunes App Store 






Predictable allows users with speech disabilities to type a message using the intelligent word prediction. Users have the choice of using nuance voices, recording their own voice or using a model talker voice. 

Available on iTunes App Store and Google Play Store




Grid Player

Grid Player is the augmentative and alternative communication app from Sensory Software, for those who cannot speak or who have unclear speech to communicate. Sentences that you create are spoken out loud.

Available on iTunes App Store 



Seniors Phone

Seniors Phone is an all-in-one replacement for your smartphone's original interface. A superb visual replacement with large, clear buttons and a great help feature.

Available on Google Play Store




Skype is provides video chat and voice calls on from computers, tablets and mobile devices to other devices, telephones or smartphones. It allows you to make free calls anywhere in the world.

Available on iTunes App Store and Google Play Store



Disclaimer: The information contained on this page is intended as guidance only and the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames cannot accept any responsibility for any product pricing or whether it will suit your needs.