Speech-generating devices are devices that speak a message out loud when you choose it by using symbols, pictures or by writing it. There are various softwares (i.e. programs or apps) with different features available. It’s recommended you trial at least two different options with a Speech Pathologist before choosing the best device for your needs. ‘Mainstream’ devices are available for anyone to buy and are not made solely for AAC. This includes tablets with Windows, Android and iOS (iPad). Communication apps or software can be added to these devices to create a ‘mainstream speech generating device’. These can be tailored to your needs.