Tobii Dynavox launches Snap Scene, A Learning App for Young Children with Communication Challenges

STOCKHOLM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tobii Dynavox (STO:TOBII) introduces Snap Scene (http://www.tobiidynavox.com/snap-scene)™,
an instant, photo-based communication and language-learning app for
children. Research shows that children with communication difficulties,
as young as 6 months, can receive significant benefit from in-the-moment
communication, allowing immediate participation in interactions. It is
also clear that at-risk children who do not receive intervention early
enough are more likely to struggle with communication in the future.

Snap Scene is designed for children at the beginning stages of learning
who do not speak or who are at risk of developing communication
difficulties. Based on the research by Dr. Janice Light, Ph.D., of Penn
State University, Snap Scene addresses early communication needs at a
critical stage in a child’s life – when language is first emerging.
Children at risk for communication challenges can easily fall behind but
Snap Scene can help make the difference between language learning
success and lifelong language difficulties.

“Our vision is to give everyone a voice and the means for everyday
communication, from the youngest of ages all the way through adulthood”,
says Fredrik Ruben, President of Tobii Dynavox. “Snap Scene becomes an
important first stepping stone at a pivotal point in a child’s life. It
is specially developed to help children progress towards more advanced
communication abilities and to start them on a path towards literacy.”

The power of Snap Scene is largely in the simplicity of the app – Simply
take a photo, draw a hotspot and record a message. It allows parents to
focus on topics that interest their child in-the-moment. Everyday
moments become fun and motivating learning opportunities by encouraging
back and forth communication and introducing new words and concepts.

As part of the launch, Tobii Dynavox is also releasing a free companion
app to Snap Scene, called Tobii Dynavox Pathways. It is a one-of-a-kind
tool packed with expert advice on how to meaningfully impact a child’s
communication success. Based on best practices from experts in the
field, Pathways provides suggestions and real-world videos to show
parents, teachers and even therapists how to get the most out of Snap
Scene.

Snap Scene is now available in eight different languages: English,
French, German, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, and Spanish. It is
available for the iPad (iOS) and Windows for $49.99. The iPad app is
available from iTunes. The Windows version can be found on www.mytobiidynavox.com
or www.mayer-johnson.com.
Snap Scene Lite, a free trial version, is available through the same
channels. Pathways (available in English) can be downloaded from the
iTunes store.

To learn more about Snap Scene and Tobii Dynavox Pathways, visit www.tobiidynavox.com/snap-scene.

About Tobii

Tobii is the global leader in eye tracking. Our vision is a world where
all technology works in harmony with natural human behavior. Tobii
operates through three business units: Tobii Dynavox makes specially
designed computers that are controlled by eye movement or touch screens
for use by people with special needs due to spinal cord injuries, CP,
ALS or other medical conditions. Tobii Pro develops and sells
eye-tracking equipment and services used today by more than 3,000
companies and 2,000 research institutions, including all of the world’s
50 highest ranked universities. Tobii Tech further develops Tobii’s
technology for new volume markets, such as computer games, personal
computers, virtual reality and vehicles. Tobii is headquartered in
Sweden and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (TOBII). The group has over 600
employees. For more information, please visit www.tobii.com.

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Contacts

Tobii Dynavox
Grace Nah, Marketing Director
phone:
+1-412-209-6633
email: grace.nah@tobiidynavox.com
or
Sara
Hyléen
Corporate Communications Director
phone: +46 70 9161641
email:
sara.hyleen@tobii.com