I am Owen McGirr, the creator of SayIt! – an innovative Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) tool that helps individuals with speech impairments communicate more effectively.
As someone who lives with cerebral palsy, I understand the challenges that come with communication. That’s why I created SayIt! – to help others with similar struggles.
SayIt! is a user-friendly app that allows users to create and organize custom phrases, and quickly find the words and phrases they need. It also includes a fast word prediction system, symbols from Global Symbols, and a variety of natural-sounding voices from Acapela Group. The ability to sync settings, Phrase Boards, and Phrases across iOS devices makes SayIt! a versatile and practical solution for communication on the go.
One of the most important features of SayIt! is the ability to add symbols from Global Symbols to Phrase Boards and Phrases. This feature helps users create more meaningful and accurate sentences, and convey their thoughts and needs more effectively. It’s especially helpful for individuals who have difficulty understanding or using written language, such as those with autism or cognitive impairments.
Additionally, SayIt! includes a variety of voices from Acapela Group, allowing users to choose from different languages, genders, and ages. This feature can enhance the communication experience for individuals with speech impairments and can also be beneficial for individuals with hearing impairments.
I am extremely proud of SayIt! and the impact it has had on the lives of individuals with speech impairments. My personal experience with cerebral palsy gives me a unique perspective on the AAC needs and I have put all my passion and dedication into creating this app.
I was also honored to receive the MIT Innovators Under 35 Europe award for SayIt!. This award acknowledges the potential of SayIt! to change the world for the better and highlights the hard work and dedication that went into creating it.
If you or someone you know is living with a speech impairment, I encourage you to give SayIt! a try. It has the potential to greatly improve the quality of life for individuals with communication challenges.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Creator of SayIt!