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Even newer: See the Touch and go Speak FAQ


NEW: Touch and Go - Speak for Android.

I am proud to announce that a version of touch-and-go with the picture exchange and voice synthesis is available on the android market. Please see https://market.android.com/details?id=org.touchandgo.speak&feature=search_result to download and install.

Please follow this link to find out more.

What is Touch and Go?

Touch And Go is a Windows and Android program designed for children with special needs. 

Touch and Go.

It is based on the following principles:

Simple. Replace the default Windows desktop with a full screen - one touch activated - friendly application. The buttons are big with clear text and images. There are no popups, options or other clutter to interrupt the user experience.

Tablet: Specifically Touch-And-Go it's designed to run on touchscreen tablet PCs.

Assisted: By design the user interface is clear and uncluttered. There are no fancy options and no dialogues to navigate.

Reinforcing: By behaving as it should and responding to your child's touches the software will reinforce the use of technology as an everyday tool.

Software: The Touch-And-Go program has 4 key features.
  1. Media Player (Windows Only): This is an icon based list of the movies available to play on the computer. Touching an icon starts the movie playing.

  2. Program Runner (Windows Only): This is an icon based list of the movies available to play on the computer. Touching an icon starts the movie playing.

  3. Speech (Windows and Android): This is a version of Picture Exchange that allows children who are non verbal or have difficulty expressing themselves to construct sentences from pictures. Integration with eSpeak allows Touch-And-Go to actually "say" the sentence out loud.

  4. Visual Schedules (Windows Only): Visual schedules and social stories can be configured here. The child can then view the schedule or story as a list of icons and can navigate from step to step easily.

Touch and Go for Parents.

This windows release has a separate application for parents for configuring the kids. All aspects of the kids apps can be configured, icons, text and certain applications options.

See more about the parents app here.

For those of you who care about such things, the windows app was developed using the excellent Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Android using the equally excellent Eclipse 


Recent Files

  • TouchAndGoSpeak_Debug_Signed.apk   188k - 21 Jul 2011, 14:07 by Stephen Lacey (v2)
    ‎A special touch and go app version with debugging turned on, only use if requested‎
  • TouchAndGoSpeak_Signed.apk   185k - 4 Jul 2011, 12:03 by Stephen Lacey (v1)
    ‎Touch and go Android Installer‎
  • Images.zip   2963k - 3 Oct 2011, 14:52 by Stephen Lacey (v7)
    ‎Touch and Go are proud to introduce - Picture Exchange Images. A royalty free image set for use with touch and go for windows and android.Please feel free to use as you wish, but you may not reuse or repackage or redistribute for profit.Please contact me before redistributing this file.   ‎
  • TouchAndGo.zip   956k - 1 Apr 2011, 15:32 by Stephen Lacey (v1)
    ‎Latest release with Touch And Go with remote control support :)‎
  • Windows Media Player 11   0k - 19 May 2010, 01:41 by Stephen Lacey (v2)
    ‎The application was tested with Windows Media Player 11 so that is recommended as the version to use. Remember to run the installed player and accept the EULA before running Touch-And-Go‎
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Recent Announcements

  • Touch and Go - Speak - FAQ Please read the FAQ if you have any questions. If you cannot find the answer there then please use the "Contact me" form and I'll reply asap.
    Posted 16 Jul 2011, 13:55 by Stephen Lacey
  • Touch and Go - Speak for Android I am proud to announce that a version of touch-and-go with the picture exchange and voice synthesis is available on the android market. Please see https://market.android ...
    Posted 4 Jul 2011, 12:31 by Stephen Lacey
  • Free PECS Image Set I have put together a set of free images that I have gathered from all over the internet.Most of these images came from the wonderful resources over at trainland ...
    Posted 4 Jul 2011, 12:26 by Stephen Lacey
  • Android Apps - Visual Timer I've just started playing with Android a bit. I probably will try and hack together a touch-and-go for android app soon, but in the meanwhile just a ...
    Posted 4 Jul 2011, 12:29 by Stephen Lacey
  • www.touch-and-go.org The website is here at last. Now I just need to finish the software!
    Posted 19 May 2010, 15:08 by Stephen Lacey
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