How do I get started talking with CoughDrop?

When you first register for CoughDrop we'll open the Getting Started Wizard for you to help you set up your account.  

The Wizard will walk you through some initial choices on the way you want CoughDrop to run from voice options and board choices to button selecting and system preferences.   

If you need to find the Getting Started Wizard again later you can navigate to your CoughDrop account page and hit the link.  You can also make many system adjustments by selecting preferneces from the drop down menu under your username.

Once you have adjusted your settings and chosen a speech board, you can enter speak mode using your home board or another board of your choice to start talking using CoughDrop.

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

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

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 your dashboard by hitting the CoughDrop icon...

...And launch the home board in speak mode from the home screen.  You can also choose to have CoughDrop open directly to speak mode when the program is engaged by checking the box on your dashboard that says "start app in Speak Mode."  

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