It would be difficult to underestimate the role of the revolution that modern technologies are introducing into the world of people with disabilities: with speech and hearing disorders, limb paresis or other birth defects. TIM was created for such people - a great tool for communication, education, developing interests or spending time more interesting, which gives a sense of independence and self-empowerment.
The application contains a clear and understandable symbol system that we can process using the built-in sound synthesizer. The user has the option of adding his own symbols, pictures, and selecting a range of vocabulary that corresponds to the topic of the conversation at a given moment.
The main functionalities are:
1. Communication book - allowing communication by means of sentences arranged with symbols in previously prepared books.
Expressions are read with a speech synthesizer. We can save the prepared sentences, share them (e.g. by e-mail).
We can export books in the form of images, pdf for printing.
Writers can enter text which will be translated into symbols.
2. Messenger - contains boards with symbols representing entire sentences expressing activities, situations, needs, places, etc.
In addition to the use of a speech synthesizer, we can record your voice.
3. Symbol database - the Tim application has a database of over a thousand of its own symbols, which is constantly growing.
Tim symbol database can be modified by adding your own photos, drawings, symbols composed of any materials.
Symbols are characterized by parts of speech, thanks to which the sentences arranged adapt the form of the symbols so that the sentence is linguistically correct.
The choice of symbols is facilitated by the use of the Fitzgerald key colors.
3. Passport - contains information about the user.
4. Resources - enable the exchange of prepared materials (books, boards, symbols) between Tim community users.
Also download additional content from Tim's Global Resource.
5. Entertainment - games that help shape visual perceptiveness and eye-hand coordination.
In addition, each screen of the application has a lot of options for adjusting the view to the user's needs.
The application can be operated by touch, joystick, sight, and also with a switch (the frame jumps over the next elements in the application, the user decides on the choice with a physical button).
Tim works on both Windows computers and Android mobile devices.