PODD with Compass | Best Apps and Games 8 December,2018

PODD with Compass

The Compass app is created by Tobii Dynavox, the industry leader in helping connect lives through communication.

This version of Compass includes the premium PODD pageset. PODD, created by speech pathologist Gayle Porter, is a way of organizing whole word and symbol vocabulary to provide immersion and modeling as well as a means to express a range of messages in a variety of environments. There are PODD Pagesets to provide multiple options to suit the communication and language requirements of different individuals.

Compass provides a voice for individuals who cannot use their natural voice to participate in their everyday lives. Compass is the sixth generation of software from the company that you can rely on to provide a pathway to communication success.

With the ability to quickly customize your communication pages, Compass provides all individuals, no matter their age or communication level, the power to communicate with everyone who is important in their life. PODD with Compass also includes all the content found on Tobii Dynavox devices and the Compass app, Providing the largest variety of communication content available in any AAC solution.

In addition to the exciting and dynamic communication options available at your fingertips, the Compass app uses the power of cloud technology to manage and update your communication pages anytime and anywhere. Compass seamlessly connects with your personal “myDynaVox” account which gives you access to teaching and therapy supports, the ability to share content between family, therapist, other users, and other members of the support team, as well as backup and restore your communication files. The cloud-based myDynaVox portal is a feature that is free with your purchase of Compass.

Features of Compass include:

Clinician-Developed Communication Pagesets

Multiple communication pageset options are designed to provide a starting place based on age, interest, ability level, and prior experience with communication apps.
For literate users, a large collection of rate enhancement methods are provided, including SwiftKey word prediction, phrase prediction, character prediction, slots and fillers, and rapid retrieval of previously spoken messages.
Multiple access methods are supported, including: direct touch, switch scanning, and keyboard.
myDynaVox connects you directly with a community of clinicians, technical experts, and peers for help and support.

Symbols, Multi-media, and Voices:

Symbol-based communication support utilizes PCS™ symbols, the most widely-used symbol set for communication and learning in the world.


Digital photos and images can be added to personalize communication through the use of the built-in camera on your iPad.
Compass supports male and female TTS voices from IVONA.

Connectivity and Content Storage:

Free cloud based technology support, unique to Compass, comes with our app.
Compass provides quick access to your “myDynaVox” account; allowing you anywhere, anytime access to back-up, restore, and share customized pages between the entire support team, through an internet connection.
Quickly and easily receive content updates as they become available.
Once Compass is installed on your iPad, no active internet connection is required for day-to-day communication use.

Learn more about PODD with Compass and other Tobii Dynavox solutions at www.myDynaVox.com

*Does not include WordPower*

Release Notes – Tobii Dynavox Compass, Version 2.2.0

New Features and Enhancements for Compass Software
– Native and Acapela voices are now available to the Compass software.
– Images are scaled to the size of the button (or other object) when added. This improves page load speed and reduces
the file size of the content.

NavBar Pageset and Stroke & Brain Injury Persona Pageset

Changes to Existing Content
– Topic pages can now toggle between Visual Scene and Grid layouts, preserving content changes.
New Topics settings


– Enable/disable Topics in the toolbar

iPhone 6 Plus

– Change Page Layout (Visual Scene or Grid)
– Enable/disable Topic Word button (applies to all pages that have the Topic Words button)
– Scripts now swipe if there are multiple pages. Paging buttons appear as needed.


– Bug fixes.
New Core Settings
– Color Code Words
– Layout improvements
– Added phrase prediction button to all of the prediction keyboards
– Enable/disable Next Letter Prediction
Language Content
– New topics for NavBar Pageset: Advocating, Arguing, Asking for Help, Crimes, Dating, Directing My Care, Job Coach, My Feelings, Planning, Presentation and Sexuality
– New topics for Stroke & Brain Injury Persona Pageset: Advocating, Arguing, Asking for Help, Choices, Crimes, Dating, Planning, Presentation, and Football.
– Numerous grammar and spelling fixes

New Additions
Dashboard (replaces Whiteboard on the toolbar)
– Photo Stories layout has been replaced by Photo Albums
– New Games: Target Practice, Wack-a-Mole, Concentration, Matching, Word Scramble
– Improved calculator math functions
Added Support for Send To functionality.
– Accessible from Word Lists, Topics Words, Core, Keyboard, and Message History.
– Potential Send To locations: Keyboard, QuickPhrases, Last Topic, Apps, Trash.
Important Scripting/Design Changes
– All appearance and layout changes are now handled via reconfiguration scripts instead of using PageOpen event.

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