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Scene & Heard

Scene & Heard is a scene based AAC app

Create visual scenes at home or school to support users with their communication in many different environments. Add hotspots, videos, symbols and much more in order to create and customise your communication tools.

SNH Hotspot

Visual Scene Display & Hotspots

Take a photo and place hotspots over parts of the image. Each hotspot can be programmed to play audio and video media when it’s tapped on. A library of widgit symbols lets you build additional vocabulary into the page, and hotspots can link to new pages to save time and effort. Therapists have used the app for simple, intuitive message communication; communication passports; creation of therapy tools and games; social storytelling and more.

Communication book

Turn your pages into a communication book! It’s easy to flip quickly between pages, and the hotspots and symbols on the page will play their pre-programmed audio. The communication book can be printed for use in places where an app may not be appropriate, or shared as a PDF via mail or social media.

Automatic Sync to the Cloud

Task prompter

A task prompter page lets you break a task down into a series of smaller actions. Create a series of steps, adding audio or video instructions for each. Inside the app, steps can be played one by one, with each next step playing only after the user confirms that they have completed the previous step.

Visual timetable

Set up a schedule using the colour coded timetable. Set actions throughout the week using your scene images or widgit symbols as a visual prompt. When you use a scene image, the app will set up a notification on your device so you’ll get a reminder of an event, even if you don’t have the app open at the time

Automatic and step scanning


The app has been translated into German, Danish and Swedish. Change the language in settings and all default page content will be translated, as will all in-app messaging. Simple to switch back to another language. A separate Icelandic version is also available on the appstore.

3 additional Access Methods

ChatAble Use in-app switch access; select touch anywhere to use the entire screen as a switch; or set up iOS switch control, for which Scene & Heard has been optimised.

Draw Your Own Scene

ChatAble Create your own images by sketching on a blank canvas or on top of one of your photos.

Easy Scene Duplication

ChatAble Duplicating and editing a scene often saves time if you want to base a new page on one you’ve already created.

Move Quickly Between Pages

ChatAble Use the hotspot link to navigate between pages without needing to go through the app library.

Share Your Scenes

ChatAble Create backup files and export them via email or iTunes.

Synthetic Voice Support

ChatAble Male and female voices and a range of accents are available.

Video Player

ChatAble Hotspots and task prompter buttons have a video playing option built in; great for social stories and demonstrations.

Scene & Heard Video

Want to see the app in action? Watch this video for a better idea of how our software can be used.

User stories

We're proud of the work we do, and we love finding out from our customers the ways in which our apps have helped them. These are the stories of some people who use our software on a daily basis. Find out in their own words, why they like Therapy Box. Learn more

User Experience

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Document to download

User guides and other useful information for using this app. If you need any other information, check out our support page.