Speak mode features
CoughDrop offers many features within the program to make maneuvering speak mode easier. Of course, CoughDrop will voice selected buttons when they are pressed, but there are other adjustments that can be made to personaize the speak mode function.
Some of these settings can be set in your preferences menu. For example, you can choose to return to your home board following speech button presses while in speak mode or you can choose to stay on the selected board until you press the home button or navigate to another page. You can also set a PIN which must be entered in order to leave speak mode and choose whether to vocalize each word when a button is chosen individually or only vocalize when the vocalization window is pressed.
Users can clear one message word at a time with the back arrow or the entire composed phrase with the clear button.
However, CoughDrop offers more dynamic features as well. Use the drop down menu from the vocalization window to see options to "say this louder," "share this" on social media or by email, or "remember this" to paste the composed phrase in the drop down for quick future access. The phrase will be deleted from the menu if the user logs out of CoughDrop.
From the drop down menu under the user icon you can search for a desired speech button, pause logging, lock navigation, or set a temporary home board.
Triple pressing the clear button will engage the modeling feature so all words selected will be logged as modeled words rather than communicator speech.
If you long press a button on the speech board, you will be taken directly to edit mode for that board so you can make quick changes. When you save the changes you will be returned to that board in speak mode.
Several of these features have their own support article and video tutorial if you would like to learn more.