How do I get started talking with CoughDrop?

When you first register you'll see a checklist of steps that are a good idea to follow when setting up. If you dismissed those accidentally or just want more details, they are reproduced here.


First, find a board you'd like to use as your home board. You can hit "Set as Home" to remember it as your home board for future sessions. Then hit "Speak Mode" to activate speak mode and begin talking!

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Watch our instructional video, then read below for additional tips on using CoughDrop to start communicating.

Getting started checklist

Getting started checklist

When you first register you'll see the following checklist. Each item on this checklist is a good idea when first getting comfortable using CoughDrop.

Updating your profile

There is a detailed guide provided for setting up your profile.

Configuring board preferences

There is a detailed guide containing directions on accessing your user preferences.

Choosing a home board

Choosing a home board

On the home screen you will see suggestions for popular boards. You can browse these to find a good home board. You can also hit the "Help Me Choose" link or button and find suggestions on good starting home board.

Once you find a good home board hit "Set as Home" to make it your home board.

Installing the app on your device

There is a detailed guide provided for installing CoughDrop on your mobile device.

Activating Speak Mode

Activating Speak Mode

Once you have selected a home board, you can activate it for talking by hitting the "Speak Mode" button.

Alternatively you can return to the home screen...

...And launch the home board in speak mode from the home screen.

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