• The Story

    The app Visual Speaking began with a simple problem: create a less expensive and easy to use alternative to eye tracking. The initial design was very close to what the final product is, as my client had some very specific requests for how the design worked. The app has 4 boxes that have both a picture and some text. When the image is pressed, the text is spoken. All of the boxes are editable to increase the flexibility of the app.
    The largest changes to the app were behind the scenes, and the only major change to the design was how to access the edit screen for each box. These changes make it easier for the app to grow in the future, and there are a couple of major upgrades that I have planned for the future.


    I am Jacob Chappell, an engineering student at Coppell High School. I started developing apps in late 2019 and will probably continue to make them. Besides Visual Speaking, I have another app that I am planning on finishing in a month or two that is focused on school safety.

    Visual Speaking Screen Shot

  • Privacy Policy

    Coppell ISD built the Visual Speaking app as a free app. This app is provided by Coppell ISD at no cost and is intended for use as is.
    This page is used to inform visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information for those who use our app.
    We do not collect any information using this app. It does not attempt to make any connection to the internet or any other type of remote server.
    The terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, which is accessible at Visual Speaking unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy.

    Information Collection and Use

    Since we do not request any information, the information that the app uses will be retained on your device and is not collected by us in any way.
    The app does not use third party services whatsoever.

    Log Data

    The only data that may be saved is the images or phrases that are entered into the app itself. This information will only be stored on your device and will not be transmitted or collected in any way.


    Cookies are files with a small amount of data that are commonly used as anonymous unique identifiers. These are sent to your browser from the websites that you visit and are stored on your device's internal memory.
    This Service does not use these “cookies” in any way.

    Service Providers

    There are no third party services that are used in the app.


    We do not collect any information through the app.

    Links to Other Sites

    This app does not contain links to other sites.

    Children’s Privacy

    There is no data collection, so this Privacy Policy is the same for anyone who would use the app.


    The data subjects are identifiable if they can be directly or indirectly identified, especially by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one of several special characteristics, which expresses the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, commercial, cultural or social identity of these natural persons. In practice, these also include all data which are or can be assigned to a person in any kind of way. For example, the telephone, credit card or personnel number of a person, account data, number plate, appearance, customer number or address are all personal data.
    Since no personal data is collected or processed by the app, the GDPR does not apply.

    Changes to This Privacy Policy

    We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately after they are posted on this page.

    If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us at myakubovsky@coppellisd.com..

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  • Terms and Conditions

    By downloading or using the app, these terms will automatically apply to you – you should make sure therefore that you read them carefully before using the app. You’re not allowed to copy, or modify the app, any part of the app, or our trademarks in any way. You’re not allowed to attempt to extract the source code of the app, and you also shouldn’t try to translate the app into other languages, or make derivative versions. The app itself, and all the trade marks, copyright, database rights and other intellectual property rights related to it, still belong to Coppell ISD.
    Coppell ISD is committed to ensuring that the app is as useful and efficient as possible. For that reason, we reserve the right to make changes to the app or to charge for its services, at any time and for any reason. We will never charge you for the app or its services.
    The Visual Speaking app does not store or process personal data. It’s your responsibility to keep your phone and access to the app secure. We therefore recommend that you do not jailbreak or root your phone, which is the process of removing software restrictions and limitations imposed by the official operating system of your device. It could make your phone vulnerable to malware/viruses/malicious programs, compromise your phone’s security features and it could mean that the Visual Speaking app won’t work properly or at all.
    Coppell ISD cannot always take responsibility for the way you use the app i.e. You need to make sure that your device stays charged – if it runs out of battery and you can’t turn it on to avail the Service, Coppell ISD cannot accept responsibility.
    Coppell ISD accepts no liability for any loss, direct or indirect, you experience as a result of relying wholly on this functionality of the app.
    At some point, we may wish to update the app. The app is currently available on the App Store. The requirements for system (and for any additional systems we decide to extend the availability of the app to) may change, and you’ll need to download the updates if you want to keep using the app. Coppell ISD does not promise that it will always update the app so that it is relevant to you and/or works with the version that you have installed on your device.By installing this app,, you promise to always accept updates to the application when offered to you. We may also wish to stop maintaining the app, and may terminate use of it at any time without giving notice of termination to you. Unless we tell you otherwise, upon any termination, (a) the rights and licenses granted to you in these terms will end; (b) you must stop using the app, and (if needed) delete it from your device.

    Changes to This Terms and Conditions

    We may update our Terms and Conditions from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Terms and Conditions on this page. These changes are effective immediately after they are posted on this page.

    Contact Us

    If you have any questions or suggestions about our Terms and Conditions, do not hesitate to contact us at myakubovsky@coppellisd.com.

    Thanks for your support of the Visual Speaking app.