Scene & Heard Pro is a visual scene display AAC app. At its core it allows you to create visual scenes and video visual scenes quicker than ever before with either voice recordings or synthesised speech. You can add hotspots that play audio and videos, link to other scenes or activate Transition To Literacy features.
Visual scene displays are when you use a photo, picture or video to communicate a message. This often depicts a familiar image or scene, and the user can touch hotspots or specific parts of the scene to communicate pre- programmed messages.
Visual Scene Display
Transition to literacy
Create visual scenes
Using just-in-time programming, take a photo and add hotspots to make a visual scene. This approach to AAC uses personal images to support communication and independence by providing opportunities to access vocabulary for activities and conversation. Visual scene displays offer a valuable way for communication to be supported across the lifespan. The scenes can be created in ANY language!
Do more with hotspots
Draw hotspots on the photo and then add any or all available options. You can record a message, type out a text to be read aloud, pop in a video or link to another scene. It is flexible and easy to make scenes in seconds!
Make video visual scenes
Splice videos with visual scenes to help support access to vocabulary within a dynamic context. Simply take a video of the activity and then tap to add scenes where you want to add a still scene with language to use. Perfect for working on promoting independence in activities!
Transition to Literacy
Providing access to literacy for decodable and sight words within the context of AAC for early literacy. Based on research by the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centre on AAC, this feature lets you add written words within your visual scene displays.
Set up a personalised visual timetable for when each scene is needed. Easily add your scenes to the day and time they relate to, or use symbols for other activities.
Grid based AAC
Combine visual scene display AAC with grids to support transition or add more communication options in the one app! Pick from the symbols available in the app, or convert your visual scenes automatically into grids!
Print, email, save in your communication book, or export the whole scene to another device!
Our Collaboration with the AAC RERC
The RERC on AAC is a collaborative centre committed to advancing knowledge and producing innovative engineering solutions in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). We welcomed the expertise and feedback of the team during our development of this app.
Scene & Heard Pro is an exciting addition to the AAC field! It is a powerful, easy to learn tool to support language and literacy development and enhance communication and community participation. The app incorporates cutting edge research by the RERC on AAC team to improve outcomes for people with complex communication needs.
Professors Janice Light and David McNaughton - RERC on AAC
For current Scene & Heard users
Scene & Heard will be retiring at the end of this year, and from that point will no longer be available to purchase from the App Store. If you already have Scene + Heard installed, you will not lose access and will still be able to use it on your device. However, it will not be updated and Apple may choose to remove it at some point.
Contact us at email@example.com for support moving to Scene + Heard Pro.
Scene + Heard Pro will be available to purchase as a subscription in-app purchase.
3 Year Purchase
£99.99/$99.99, non auto-renewing
£49.99/$49.99, 1 month free, auto-renewing
£4.99/$4.99, 1 month free, auto-renewing
Scene & Heard Pro Lifetime is an upfront purchase version which is compatible with volume purchase.
How to get Scene & Heard Pro
Scene & Heard Pro
Options available for Scene & heard on an iPad set up to meet your requirements with ruggedised cases and speakers.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements