The Pic-A-Talk Story

by Uma Louise Roa, CEO/Co-founder of Pic-A-Talk

Pic-A-Talk started out as a school project where we were asked to come up with a solution to any pain or struggle we experience on a daily basis using technology. As someone who was content with her life, I was stumped. So I asked my mother for advice and she put me in the shoes of my little sister, Lea.

KR-Asia Feature

byBrandon Lee

Pic-A-Talk is described as a mobile app for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), which refers to communication methods that assist people with speech impairments. AAC devices help improve the quality of life for people with special needs that experience difficulties with their day-to-day communication.

Closing the Gap Feature

byMarc Hagen

Connect with your non-verbal loved ones with modern means!

Autism Awareness Day: Celebrating Lea

byMia Isobelle Roa

Lea was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and speech apraxia at the age of 3, which explained her developmental delay in verbal communication. But she is more than her disabilities.

Young STAR Feature

byKaren Racelis

Two award-winning apps that empower people—one for PWDs, and another for children with special needs

Featured at Innovuze Solutions

by J. Ginete

Innovuze Solutions’ J. Ginete picks his favorite Starups at the CDO B.I.T.E.S. Beacon Demo Day. Pic-A-Talk made it to his list! Find out why.

Top 8 Winners of the 2022 R.I.S.E. Challenge!

Pic-A-Talk rose to the top!

The R.I.S.E. (Resiliency Innovation Sustainability and Entrepreneurship) Challenge aims to create a sustainable and scalable pipeline that democratizes innovation by accelerating startups from all levels of society and placing them in front of qualified startup investors.

Pic-A-Talk Launches Virtually!

byMia Isobelle Roa

The Official Launch of Pic-A-Talk was a milestone we had worked tirelessly for.

It was an event that would mark our success, the product of our sleepless nights and tired days and an accomplishment that we were proud to have reached. The progress leading up to the launch was difficult, especially since we encountered a few hiccups every now and then.

Pic-A-Talk at Iligan City's First Ever Campus Devcon

byMia Isobelle Roa

Pic-A-Talk was invited both as a participant and a speaker in MSU-IIT's first Campus DEVCON, an event made possible with the collaboration between Iligan City ICT Council, Devcon CD and MSU-IIT’s own CCS Executive Council. Unable to attend the said event, our CEO Uma Roa entrusted the presentation to Shealtiel Cañon, fellow Co-Founder of Pic-A-Talk. It was, in our opinion, no better choice than him to share the experiences and struggles of start-up life. After all, it’s not an easy journey. And many start-ups fail before they even start.

Embrace Uniqueness: Pic-A-Talk Celebrates Christmas with Kids at Aragon SKILLS Therapy Center

by Uma Louise C. Roa

On December 23, 2022, Pic-A-Talk brought joy and gifts to children with disabilities at Aragon SKILLS Therapy Center in Marikina City along with their co-hosts, WENURTURIO and Project Sustainable Smile PH. The Christmas Party was attended by the center’s teachers and the children were accompanied by their parents and caretakers.

Pic-A-Talk Ends 2022 With Laughter: SPED Center Gift Giving at Iligan City

byMia Isobelle Roa

Christmas is the time for giving. A wonderful occasion, usually spent with family and friends. Nothing beats the joy of seeing somebody’s face light up when given a present. But it’s more enjoyable when that person is someone who we’ve wanted to give back to for being an inspiration.

All Aboard the Pic-A-Talk Train

byUma Roa

On January 27, 2023, we invited the parents of Alps Tutorial House to talk about the importance of assistive technology and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). As the CEO and co-founder of Pic-A-Talk, I shared to them my personal experience growing up with my sister Lea and how she came up with different ways to communicate with us.

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