There are many settings to help the app better recognize handwriting, including the ability to exclude letter shapes that are rarely or never used. Users can type directly into the app if desired, as well as paste text from other apps. A great feature of this relatively low-cost AAC app is the ability to store phrases for quick communication. Unfortunately, the only way to save phrases is to type them in through the settings, excluding the handwriting user from the process of storing messages.
Handwriting-to-speech is one of many features included in the full-service AAC app Predictable (universal iOS app for $159.99). While Predictable lacks the variety of settings to improve handwriting recognition, it offers the ability to use the voice when the device is not connected to the Internet. You can also easily output your message to email, Facebook, Twitter and SMS, or add it to the stored phrases list. Unfortunately, this app's useful word prediction feature does not work when using handwriting input. It is also difficult to insert spaces between words when combining handwritten phrases.
For an app that turns handwriting to text without the voice output, please look back at my previous post on MyScript Memo.