MessageBanking.com guides you through every step of the message banking process and provides useful and meaningful message suggestions collected from people with ALS, caregivers and speech therapists.
MessageBanking.Com is free, fast and simple so everyone diagnosed with a condition that might affect their future ability to speak should use it! All you will need is a USB hands-free mic, available at electronic stores or online, and an internet connection.
MessageBanking.com provides you with prompts for common phrases (e.g. “How are you doing?”) as well as messages that people using alternative communication have found useful (e.g. “I have something to add to what we are talking about.”). We also encourage you to bank your special laughter, words of affection, gratitude and praise, pet commands, sports cheers and other phrases that are unique to you.
Only a short time commitment of a less than an hour is required to record your voice using MessageBanking.com but the benefits can be truly invaluable.
Of course you will not be able to record everything you will ever want say, but you can use MessageBanking.com to record many meaningful phrases with your unique delivery. Phrases that you didn’t record can still be expressed using one of many synthesized voices provided by speech generating devices or “text-to-speech” tablet apps such as AlphaCore Communicator for Windows.