Customise your screen with Jellow’s New Version!

Lets celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd.

Did you Know? Jellow lets you customize the number of icons per screen in its new version 2.0. You can choose from 1, 2, 3, 4 or 9 icons per screen.

Needless to say, Jellow is available in both it’s Android and iOS versions. Learn more about Jellow at www.jellow.org And, do send us feedback on Jellow to help us improve Jellow’s interface.

Keywords: Icons, Easy viewing,Communication Problems, Communication System, Emotional Language, Language ability, Icons, Child Friendly, Graphics, Multple languages, AAC Communicator, iOS, Andriod, Voice to Speech/Speak, Autism, Cerebral palsy (CP), Speech difficulty/Impairment

 

Jellow AAC Communicator – Giving A Voice To Speak – Interview with the developer of a fantastic app

Jellow AAC Communicator – Giving A Voice To Speak

About App: Jellow Communicator is a friendly Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) system that uses icons/images to enable speech. This freely downloadable Android app can be used for communication by those learning to speak or those having difficulty with speech. Jellow can also be used by toddlers and early learners to learn words and categories frequently used in their daily lives. Jellow’s colorful and friendly icons can help children develop an association between pictures and their corresponding word labels.
Jellow has a simple, visually appealing and easy-to-learn interface consisting of central ‘category’ buttons and ‘expressive’ side buttons. The content of the app is organized into basic category buttons that make it easy for the user to access and find desired icons. The user can make the app speak out sentences by simply clicking on any of the category buttons followed by any of the expressive buttons.
Jellow has around 1000 icons and over 10,000 lines of pre-programmed text. In addition, using the ‘keyboard’ feature, the user can also generate new sentences and use the app to speak them out aloud. The current version of the app allows the user to choose languages such as English, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Spanish, German, French, and multiple English accents (Indian, American, British, Australia).
Jellow is developed at the IDC School of Design at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) located in Mumbai. The application is still under development. If you have any suggestions for improvement, please submit your feedback/comments via email at jellowcommunicator@gmail.com or dsource.in@gmail.com.

Categories: Education

Date: November 28, 2019

Developer: Team Jellow IIT Mumbai

About developer: Rahul, the interviewee is a team member of Team Jellow. The project Jellow i … Read more

Did you have any prior development or coding experience?

Yes. Being a part of IDC School of Design-IIT Bombay, we have got people helping us out from the E-kalpa team who have developed websites such as www.dsource.in and www.gandhistory.in. Currently, they are also associated with Jellow.

What was the most challenging aspect of developing mobile app?

Jellow is a multidisciplinary project. The most challenging part was to convert scientific and design requirements into a robust software system while keeping the design as simple as possible. At times the programming language or technology of the time has limitations. That has made the problem more complex.

Rahul, the interviewee is a team member of Team Jellow. The project Jellow is a project of the IDC School of Design at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay located in Mumbai.

Name a few of your favorite apps and reason you love them.

I personally like the apps developed by the Google team. Many a time, I find myself playing with Google Assistant. Google apps are one of the favorites as they are lightweight, simple in design, use cutting edge technologies and yet are useful in our day to day life.

How long have you been working on this app?

I’m associated with Jellow for the last 3 years.

What need of the user did you have in mind when developing this app?

There are children in our society who have communication (mainly speech) difficulties due to several reasons. Such a child is not able to communicate with others and hence becomes isolated, left out from the rest of the world. This impairs his/her social, intellectual and emotional development. Jellow’s basic idea is to aid such a child with speech and language learning difficulties, to give an opportunity to communicate, help them to learn to speak or become their voice in the day to day life. Jellow, thus, becomes the child’s partner in his/her small world until their communication needs are satisfied.

In what way do you think your app is better than similar apps on the market? Please describe in detail what innovation you think you bring and what you are proud of in your app.

– Jellow has simple, visually appealing icons. Easy-to-learn interface consisting of ‘central category’ buttons and ‘expressive’ side buttons. This makes the app child-friendly.
– A novel Emotional Language Protocol helps the child to form a full sentence. Using which he/she can communicate the likes, dislikes, wants to others. The premade sentences improve his/her language ability.
– The contents in Jellow are region-specific. For example, when a user sets an English (India) language app shows eating icons such as Sabji, Roti, Dal, etc. When user sets English (US) language then the app shows eating icons such as Sandwiches, Pasta and Hamburger, etc.
– Currently, Jellow supports 4 Indian languages (Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil), 4 English Accents (United States, United Kingdom, Australia, India) and other foreign languages such as Spanish, French, German.
– The existing version supports Google’s Talkback feature. Hence, it can also be used by people with Visual impairment or low vision. The new version now supports external hardware switches to access the contents within Jellow.
– Jellow is not just an aac mobile application but a complete AAC (Alternative and Augmentative) ecosystem. It provides AAC solutions such as a desktop version, flashcards, and a printable booklet.

What are your future plans and expected features of the coming new versions of this app?

We are ready to launch a new version of Jellow 2.0. The version has the following new features:
a) Addition of new languages such as Tamil, German, Spanish, and French.
b) Now you can have 1, 2, 3, 4 and 9 icons per screen in-app. Just tap right top icon which has four rounded squares. Then choose the number of icons you want.
c) New icons such as Play-doh, Bubbles (In Fun -> Indoor games category).
d) Supports external USB, Bluetooth switches which make the app more accessible.
e) The new screen Accessibility Setting screen has a brief introduction about how the Visual and Switch access works in Jellow.
Also, there is a huge demand for in-app customization of icons. The team has finalized the app customization feature and is relentlessly working to complete the work.

Assuming new users of your app are reading this page. What do you want to ask them to do (contact you about X, Share the app, etc.)?

If you come across any such needful child, kindly help us to spread the word to his/her parents about Jellow.
– Our website has more aac resources http://jellow.org/
– If you find any difficulties in the app or have any suggestions, kindly send the feedback to us at jellowcommunicator@gmail.com
– If you want to contribute to Jellow for language translations or development, kindly write to us at jellowcommunicator@gmail.com
– If you want to be a part of our community on whatsapp, kindly write to us at jellowcommunicator@gmail.com
– Also, follow us on facebook, instagram, twitter, linkedin for updates.
https://www.instagram.com/jellow_communicator/
https://www.facebook.com/jellow.communicator.2016 https://twitter.com/jellowapp
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jellow-communicator-52a163149/

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Jellow launches a new version 2.0!

Lets celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd Did you Know? Jellow has launched a new version 2.0, which includes Tamil, German, French and Spanish languages. You can download this version from the Play Store. We will keep you posted about more updates. Learn more about Jellow at www.jellow.org

“Keywords: New Launch, Communication System, Emotional Language, Language ability, Icons, Child Friendly, Graphics, Multple languages, AAC Communicator, iOS, Andriod, Voice to Speech/Speak, Autism, Cerebral palsy (CP), Speech difficulty/Impairment”

Jellow helps in solving communication problems

Lets celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd Did you Know? Worldwide, roughly 140 million children suffer from communication difficulties. Jellow in a simple manner tries to addtress few of these issues. Learn more about Jellow at www.jellow.org

Keywords: Communication Problems, Communication System, Emotional Language, Language ability, Icons, Child Friendly, Graphics, Multple languages, AAC Communicator, iOS, Andriod, Voice to Speech/Speak, Autism, Cerebral palsy (CP), Speech difficulty/Impairment

Jellow is an aid for children with speech impairments

Did you Know?

Over 30 million children in India suffer from some form of communication problems, much of it being due to Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disability, Autism and such disabilities. Learn more about Jellow at www.jellow.org

“Keywords: Communication Problems, Communication System, Emotional Language, Language ability, Icons, Child Friendly, Graphics, Multple languages, AAC Communicator, iOS, Andriod, Voice to Speech/Speak, Autism, Cerebral palsy (CP), Speech difficulty/Impairment

Jellow offers a serial ABC keyboard!

Did you know?
Jellow offers a serial ABC keyboard along with the default qwerty one. This keyboard lets children type alphabets (A-Z)
in the same order in which they have learnt it.
Needless to say, Jellow is available in both it’s Android and iOS versions.
 
Learn more about Jellow at www.jellow.org
And, do send us feedback on Jellow to help us improve Jellow’s interface.

Jellow visits Delhi!

Jellow recently visited AADI and Empower 2019 held at Delhi. There is a rising need for new AACs in the market. We were glad to showcase our product there, for those in need for it. Needless to say, Jellow is available in both it’s Android and iOS versions. Learn more about Jellow at www.jellow.org And, do send us feedback on Jellow to help us improve Jellow’s interface.

Keywords:

AADI, Empower 2019, workshops, AAC Communicator, Embrace Autism, Cerebral Palsy, E cell for autism, spectrum of disabilities.

The Life of Gandhi – Gandhi’s biography in the palm of one’s hands

Did you know? One of the oft-repeated biographies of the world, Gandhi’s life went beyond a series of very interesting events and episodes to becoming a series of complex principles that helped India win its Independence.

More at http://gandhistory.in/biography-through-stories.php

Keywords: Mahatma Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Porbandur, Satyagraha, Sabarmati Ashram, South Africa, Dandi March, Quit India Movement, Non-Voilence, Freedom

Jellow lets you make your own Icons and board

Did you know? Jellow’s customized version provides access to advanced features including the ability to add/edit existing content, making a customized board/schedule for the child and many more features. Needless to say, Jellow is available in both it’s Android and iOS versions. Learn more about Jellow at www.jellow.org And, do send us feedback on Jellow to help us improve Jellow’s interface.

Keywords: Make my Board, Icons, Communication System, Emotional Language, Language ability, Icons, Child Friendly, Graphics, Multple languages, AAC Communicator, iOS, Andriod, Voice to Speech/Speak, Autism, Cerebral palsy (CP), Speech difficulty/Impairment

Jellow’s usability is authenticated by a longitudinal study

Did you know? Jellow’s usability in terms of its icons and language learning was tested by longitudinal studies conducted with 19 Autistic children over a period of 6 months at Nair Hospital, Mumbai. Needless to say, Jellow is available in both it’s Android and iOS versions. Learn more about Jellow at www.jellow.org And, do send us feedback on Jellow to help us improve Jellow’s interface.

Keywords: Testing, Logitudinal Study, Feedback, Usability, Communication System, Emotional Language, Language ability, Icons, Child Friendly, Graphics, Multple languages, AAC Communicator, iOS, Andriod, Voice to Speech/Speak, Autism, Cerebral palsy (CP), Speech difficulty/Impairment