Augmentative and Alternative Communication (Low Tech)

Device Name  Description

 

   BIGmack

BIGmack


Record any single message up to two minutes in length directly into the BIGmack communicator and press its activation surface for playback. Connect a toy or appliance for additional motivation. The Bigmack has a 5-inch activation surface.

Manufacturer: Ablenet
BIGMack

BIGmack Twist

BIGmack Twist

  
This version of the BIGmack includes interchangeable switch tops in red, yellow, green, and blue.

Manufacturer: Ablenet
BIGMack Twist

Big Step by Step with LevelsBig Step by Step with Levels


Record a series of messages in to this dedicated speech generating device. The Big Step by Step with Levels has a 5-inch activation surface. Messages may be recorded and played back in sequence. This device holds up to 4-minutes of record time and has three recording levels. This device also supports the use of an external switch for alternative methods of access.

Manufacturer: Ablenet
Big Step by Step

iTalk2 with Levels

iTalk2 with Levels


The iTalk2 provides the user with two messages recorded messages, which may be activated through to two 2.5-inch switch tops. This device includes 4-minutes of record time, three recording levels, and supports the use of two external switches for alternative methods of access.

Manufacturer: Ablenet
iTalk2 with Levels

Little Step by Step with Levels

Little Step by Step with Levels


A series of recorded messages may be stored in this communication device. The Little Step by Step with Levels has a 2.5-inch switch top. Each activation plays back the next message in the sequence. This device can store up to 4-minutes of recorded messages on three recording levels. This device also supports the use of an external switch for alternative methods of access.

Manufacturer: Ablenet
Little Step by Step with Levels

LITTLEmack

LITTLEmack


The LITTLEmack is a single message dedicated speech generating device that can store one message up to 2-minutes long. For message playback, the communicator can activate the 2.5-inch switch top or use an alternative switch for access.
Manufacturer: Ablenet
LITTLEmack

One Step Communicator

One Step Communicator

 


This single message communicator may be activated with a 2.5-inch switch top.
This has been discontinued by the manufacturer but may be borrowed from Mo-AT ETC for assessment.

Manufacturer: Ablenet

Symbol Communicator for BlindSymbol Communicator for Blind

 


The Symbol Communicator for the Blind is a portable communicator designed for individuals who are blind or have dual sensory impairments. The communicator can store six messages on six levels for a total of 36 messages. Each message may be up to six seconds in duration. Messages are activated by touching one of the six removable tactile symbols.
Manufacturer: Enabling Devices
Symbol Communicator for Blind

 

Talkable II

Talkable II


This device can store two messages and comes with built-in icon holders and clear covers.
Manufacturer: Enabling Devices
Talkable II

Talkable III

 

Talkable III


This three message communicator comes with built-in icon holders and clear covers.
Manufacturer: Enabling Devices
Talkable III

Talkable IV

Talkable IV


This four message communicator that come with built-in icon holders and clear covers.
Manufacturer: Enabling Devices
Talkable IV

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (Static Display)

Device Name  Description

 32 Message Communicator with 6 Levels

32 Message communicator


Ideal for more advanced communicators, this lightweight, durable, portable unit has six levels and room for 192 three-second messages.
Manufacturer: Enabling Devices
32 Message Communicator with 6 Levels

On-the-Go 7-Level Communication Builder

On-the-Go 7-Level Communication Builder

 


The 7-Level Communication Builder is a progressive communicator. Communication can start with one message and grow to sixteen. There are seven levels for recordings providing a total of 112 messages (in the 16 window setting). Total recording time is 300 seconds. The unit comes equipped with 5 sturdy frame/overlays in 1, 2, 4, 8, and 16 windows. Re-recording is required when you change window frames. This device also has a built-in handle.
Manufacturer: Enabling Devices
On-the-Go 7-Level Communication Builder

 

SuperTalker Progressive CommunicatorSuperTalker Progressive Communicator

 


This progressive communicator can be used as a one, two, four, or eight message communicator as the user's needs and abilities change. The SuperTalker features 16-minutes of recording time and a total of eight levels of messaging and can store as many as 64-messages!
Manufacturer: Ablenet
SuperTalker Progressive Communicator

 

Tech/Talk 8

Tech/Talk 8


The Tech/Talk is an 8 message communicator. The Tech/Talk provides speech playback of recorded messages. These devices are light-weight, portable and all units can be easily wheelchair or table mounted.

Manufacturer: AMDI
Tech/Talk 8


GoTalk 4+

GoTalk 4+


This communication device offers four messages keys plus two core vocabulary keys (The same on each level) and five levels for up to 22 messages. This device has large buttons and a built-in key guard to help users with direct selection. The device is light weight at 23 ounces.

Manufacturer: Enablemart
GoTalk 4+

GoTalk 9+

GoTalk 9+


The GoTalk 9+ offers nine message keys plus three core vocabulary keys and five levels. Core vocabulary messages stay the same on each level, making it unnecessary to re-record those essential messages on each level. This device is designed for those users using direct selection and has a built-in key guard.

Manufacturer: Enablemart
 GoTalk 9+

GoTalk 20+

GoTalk 20+


The GoTalk20+ offers 20 messages plus five core vocabulary messages and five levels for a total 100 message capacity. This device is easy to use and easy to setup for the user.

Manufacturer: Enablemart
  GoTalk 20+

Go Talk Express 32

Go Talk Express 32


This device offers multiple message sequencing on 32 buttons within 5 levels with or without 1-1/2 second auditory cues. Both direct selection and single switch input are available for this device.
Scanning adjustments, including scanning arrays, scanning speed, and auditory cues are offered. This device is a little over 2 lbs.
Manufacturer: Enablemart
Go Talk Express 32

GoTalk Express 32+

GoTalk Express 32+


All of the function of the GoTalk 32 is available on this device. However, this device also features an additional 3 core vocabulary keys that will be present on all 5 levels. The message keys record for 10 seconds and the core vocabulary keys record for 15 seconds. Over 27 minutes total recording time. The three 17-second “core messages” stay the same on each level. Features a quick record feature, digital volume control, a built-in handle and keyguard, and overlay storage compartment. Also provides sequential recording and an option for whole-level erasing.

Manufacturer: Enablemart
GoTalk Express 32+

Choice 4 Communicator

Choice 4 Communicator


This communicator has 12 levels, 300 seconds of recording time and enables users to illuminate objects, photographs, or icons sequentially. The user can work with one, two, three or four fields depending on their skill level. This communicator also allows for input through direct selection or single switch scanning with auditory cueing. The scanning rate is also adjustable to two, six or nine seconds. Auditory feedback can be received through the speaker, headphones or speaker and headphones.

Manufacturer: Enabling Devices
 Choice 4 Communicator

Hip Talk Four

Hip Talk Four


This device allows the user to play messages at the push of a button on a “wearable” device. The Hip Talk Four has a large recessed switch plate with key guard for easy activation. This device ships in a contoured for comfortable wearing with soft nylon zippered pack with adjustable strap that fits most individuals. 6-1/4" x 2-1/4" x 3-1/4"

Manufacturer: Enabling Devices
 Hip Talk Four

Hip Talk Plus

Hip Talk Plus


This device includes 3 interchangeable frames with 3, 6, or 12 messages that connect magnetically. These frames provide assistance with direct selection and allow for easy icon changing for each level.
Auditory cueing allows the user to hear a message at a lower volume when a cell is pressed. A second press on the cell plays the message at normal volume setting.
Manufacturer: Ablenet
 Hip Talk Plus

Partner/ Plus 4

Partner/ Plus 4


Partner/Plus 4 is a four message communication device with optional vibration for tactile feedback. The device has a carrying handle and is light weight. It also has 4 input and output jacks and 2 levels of communication.

Manufacturer: Enabling Devices
 Partner/ Plus 4

Partner Plus

Partner Plus


A single-message augmentative communication device that can supplement any other Partner/Plus device to create a multi-message communicator. Start with a single message communicator and add on as skills are acquired. The device provides an elevated platform and slot for objects or picture cards. The Partner/Plus system also contains mounting holes on bottom for mounting.

Manufacturer: AMDI
Partner Plus

Smart/Scan 32 Pro

Smart/Scan 32 Pro


The Smart/Scan series uses overlay recognition technology. It can identify which overlay is in the device by detecting the hole-pattern that is punched on the overlay. Each Smart series communicator has removable memory card that can be programmed directly through the device or through the computer using the programmer that is included with each device. Each memory card provides 6 levels of communication. The Smart/Scans allow you to customize the scanning patterns as well as what LED’s will light and which one will not.

Manufacturer: AMDI
Smart/Scan 32 Pro

Smart/Speak Version 2Smart/Speak Version 2
Smart/Speak has both a manual level selection as well as overlay recognition that reads the overlay and selects the proper level and messages assigned to that overlay. This device includes a water resistant membrane and operates with a light touch.

Manufacturer: Enablemart
 Smart/Speak Version 2

Step Pad

Step Pad


The StepPad functions well as both a short-term teaching tool and a long-term adaptive aid. Directions that are recorded are played back in sequence, one step at a time, to prompt the user on what to do next. The user may press any of the four activity buttons to activate a step-by-step sequence. You can label these buttons with a slide-in overlay plus an auditory cue. Users hear the steps one at a time by pressing the “Next” button. Press “Play” to repeat a step. Review previous steps with the “Back” button.

StepPad lets you record up to 29 steps per activity. Up to eight activities (four activities on two levels) may be stored, yielding up to 240 step recordings.

The StepPad is portable and may be worn on a lanyard. Dual speakers allow the StepPad to be heard in a crowd. The device also has a headphone jack for private listening.

Manufacturer: Enablemart
Step Pad  

Super Talker

Super Talker


The Super Talker allows the user to start with a single message communicator and progress to a two, four, or eight message communicator. The device includes simple to change key guards/symbol holder. The SuperTalker features 16-minutes of recording time and a total of eight levels of messaging capability. Up to 64-messages may be stored.

Manufacturer: Ablenet
Super Talker

Tech/128Tech/128
The Tech/128 augmentative communicator is a self-contained 6 level communication device, which permits the user to record and playback 768 distinct messages, each of 2.25 seconds in length.
This has been discontinued by the manufacturer but may be borrowed from Mo-AT ETC for assessment.
Manufacturer: AMDI
 Tech/128

Tech/Scan 8 Plus

Tech/Scan 8 Plus


Tech/Scan 8 Plus is like having two communicators in one. Use either as a scanning or standard direct selection communicator. This device supports single or double switch scanning, variable scanning methods and variable scanning speeds. Auditory feedback indicates to the user that the scanning LED is advancing. LED prompt lights are embedded in the grid allowing the use of overlays without punching holes to see the lights.
Manufacturer: Enablemart
Tech/Scan 8 Plus

Tech/Chat

TEchChat


The Tech/Chat is a 16 message communicator. Using Real-Voice technology, the Tech/Chat provides speech playback at a high audio quality. This device is rugged and has been designed to be accidental drop resistant. These devices are light-weight, portable and all units can be easily wheelchair or table mounted.
Manufacturer: AMDI

Tech/Chat

Tech/Scan 32 Plus

Tech/Scan 32 Plus


Tech/Scan 32 Plus offers the same functionality as the Tech/Scan 8 Plus on a 32 location format
This has been discontinued by the manufacturer but may be borrowed from Mo-AT ETC for assessment.
Manufacturer: AMDI 
 Tech/Scan 32 Plus

Tech/Speak 32 Message Communicator

Tech/Speak 32 Message Communicator


This device is a 32 location on 6 levels recorded speech communicator, storing up to 192 (2.25 second) messages. This device weighs 3 pounds and has a built-in handle.
Manufacturer: AMDI
Tech/Speak 32 Message Communicator

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (PECS)

Device Name  Description

ProxTalker

ProxTalker

 


The Logan ProxTalker combines recorded speech communication device and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). It uses RFID (radio frequency identification) technology to enable independent verbal picture communication for non-verbal users. This technology allows the user to place any photo, symbol, or object onto a sound tag card and associate recorded speech to that tag card. To trigger voice output the use can place sound tag card on any one of the 5 buttons on the device and push to activate.

Manufacturer: Logan Tech

ProxTalker

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (Dynamic Display)

Device Name  Description

 Proslate 8

 proslate 8

 

 


The ProSlate 8 has an eight-inch screen and weighing only 1.6 pounds. It optimally runs any AAC IOS app.
The removable SoundPOD can be permanently attached to the device or worn on a lanyard around the neck to project speech from the user and not the communication device. This device has optional, durable key guards to help with direct selection input.
Keyguards Available: 5x5, 6x7, 6x10, 7x12
Manufacturer: Forbes AAC

 Proslate 8

Proslate 10

Proslate 10


The ProSlate 10 runs IOS AAC apps. The removable SoundPOD can be permanently attached to the device or worn around the neck. This device has optional, durable key guards to help with direct selection input.
Keyguards Available: 3x5, 6x7, 6x10, 7x12

Manufacturer: Forbes AAC

Proslate 10 

Proslate 13

Proslate 13

 

The ProSlate 13 offers the largest screen size in the ProSlate™ series, nearly 13 inches, while weighing only 3.6 pounds. It works best with higher density AAC apps using iOS software. Users with dexterity issues will benefit from the larger size of the targets on the ProSlate 13.

The removable SoundPOD can be permanently attached to the device or worn around the neck. Optional durable keyguards make direct selection easier.
Keyguards Available: 5x5

Manufacturer: Forbes AAC

Proslate 13

 

Winslate 12 with Eye Tracking

Winslate 12 with Eye Tracking


The WinSlate 12 ’s 12.3” display is perfect for communicators who require alternative access methods and large on-screen targets. This device weighs 3.4 pounds.

The Enable Eyes module is provides the option of eye tracking input into the device that can easily be added to any WinSlate™ device, which is paramount to meeting the needs of those with progressive disorders such as ALS.
No Keyguards are available for loan with this device.

Manufacturer: Forbes AAC

Winslate 12 with Eye Tracking

Accent 1400 with Eye Tracking

Accent 1400 with Eye Tracking


The Accent 1400 features a 14" screen for individuals with complex access needs or those who want larger icons. The Accent 1400 comes preloaded with both PRC’s NuVoice software and Empower. The Accent 1400 also offers multiple access options and accommodates the Look™ Eye Tracking System and the NuPoint® Head-tracking System.


The Accent 1400 has several different access options including switch scanning with and without auditory cues and eye tracking. Keyguards Available: 5x9, 6x10, 7x12
Manufacturer: PRC

Accent 1400 with Eye Tracking

Accent 1000

Accent 1000


The Accent 1000 offers a choice of vocabulary options featuring the Unity® family with LAMP Words for Life®, CoreScanner™, and WordCore. Other available vocabulary options include Essence® for literate adults, the UNIDAD® language system for Spanish/English bilingual use, and WordPower™.


The Accent 1000 comes preloaded with both PRC’s NuVoice® software and Empower™.
Keyguards Available: 5x9, 6x10
Manufacturer: PRC

Accent 1000

Accent 800

Accent 800


The Accent® 800 is the smallest and most portable PRC device.  The Accent 800 offers a choice of vocabulary options featuring the Unity® family with LAMP Words for Life®, CoreScanner™, and WordCore. Other available vocabulary options include Essence® for literate adults, the UNIDAD® language system for Spanish/English bilingual use, and WordPower™.


The Accent 800 comes preloaded with both PRC’s NuVoice® software and Empower™, PRC's new software that's customizable, intuitive and easy to use.
Keyguards Available: 2x2, 2x4, 3x5, 5x9, 6x10, 7x12
Manufacturer: PRC

Accent 800

EM-12

EM-12


This is a tablet-based speech generating device (Microsoft Surface Pro) for communication and computer access. This device includes the EyeMobile Plus for the added function of eye tracking.
The EM-12 provides the user all the necessary tools to communicate effectively and empowers the user with access to hands-free mobile computing. It combines eye tracking, high-quality speakers, speech recognition and switch access for scanning into one device.
The EM-12 comes pre-installed with Grid and Snap + Core First.

No Keyguards are available for loan with this device.
Manufacturer: TobiiDynavox

EM-12

Indi 10

Ind 10

 


The Indi 10 provides speech communication, environmental control, access to social media, email, and texting.
Indi 10 is ready to go right out-of-the-box and allows users to start communicating immediately – without the frustration of complicated setup time.
No Keyguards are available for loan with this device.

Manufacturer: TobiiDynavox

Indi 10

i-12+

i-12+


The Tobii Dynavox I-12+ is the smaller device of the two I-Series+ speech generating devices. It can be controlled through gaze interaction via an optional built-in eye tracker, touch or switch.
No Keyguards are available for loan with this device.
Manufacturer: TobiiDynavox

i-12+

i-15+

i -15+


The Tobii Dynavox I-15+ is the larger device of the two I-Series+ speech generating devices. It can be controlled via touch, switches or through gaze interaction via the built-in eye tracker. The wide range of software and functionality on the Tobii Dynavox I-15+ enables the user to communicate through speech, e-mail, text messaging, chat, Skype or through phone calls using Bluetooth technology. The user can also take and share photos, surf the web, play games, access regular computer applications and control their environment.

Manufacturer: TobiiDynavox

i-15+

i110

Tobii i110

 


The Tobii Dynavox I-110 AAC device comes with Snap Core First, Grid 3 or Communicator 5, Compass, Snap Scene, ALL, and the Boardmaker Student Center all pre-installed.

Manufacturer: TobiiDynavox

i110

PC Eye Plus

PC Eye Plus


This device provides eye tracking, speech recognition, switch input and IR control for desktop computer access. The PCEye Plus provides a means to surf the web, connect with friends online, play games, use Skype, turn on the lights or TV, and even make spreadsheets and documents through the use of eye tracking.
The PCEye Plus can be used to fully replace the traditional keyboard and mouse with the Access package, which includes the Windows Control software.
Manufacturer: TobiiDynavox

PC Eye Plus

PC Eye Mini

PC Eye Mini


The PCEye Mini easily attaches to a computer using a magnetic mounting brackets and a USB connection. All processing for the eye tracker is done on the device itself and doesn’t slow down your computer. Consequently, the PCEye Mini will work with most computers regardless of specifications.
Manufacturer: TobiiDynavox

PC Eye Mini

Nova Chat 8

Nova Chat 8


This communication device utilizes an Android platform with a variety of AAC apps. The Chat Wrap case adds a layer of protection and a handle to the device, improving durability and portability. It also improves the speaker quality for clearer communication for the user.
No keyguards are available.

Manufacturer: Saltillo

Nova Chat 8

Nova Chat 10

Nova Chat 10


NovaChat 10 offers the Chat Software on an Android™ platform. NovaChat 10 features a 10.1" display, switch scanning, Social Chat, IVONA© speech synthesizer, and other Chat features.
NovaChat 10 weighs only 2.05 lbs. The touchscreen is accessible by finger touch or an included stylus.
Keyguards Available: 3x5, 6x4, 6x7, 6x10, 7x12.

Manufacturer: Saltillo

Nova Chat 10

Nova Chat 10 (Spanish/English)

Nova Chat 10


Keyguards Available: 3x5, 6x4, 6x7, 6x10, 7x12.

Manufacturer: Saltillo

Nova Chat 10 (Spanish/English)

Nova Chat 12

Nova Chat 12


The NovaChat 12 has a 12.2 inch LCD display. It is a speech-generating device that offers the Chat Software on an Android platform. NovaChat 12 offers a durable yet sleek, portable design, with features that include a built-in camera, single or dual switch scanning, Social Chat, IVONA speech synthesizer, and many other exciting features.
NovaChat 12 comes with a 12.2" screen and weighs only 2.85 lbs. The touchscreen is accessible by finger touch or an included stylus.
Manufacturer: Saltillo

Nova Chat 12

Chat Fusion 10

Chat fusion 10


Chat Fusion is driven by the Chat software, but there is so much more.


The ChatFusion 10 offers front and rear cameras to enable device users to customize pages to meet their needs. It also has an extended battery life and available access methods like ChatPoint (headpointing) and single or dual switch scanning. A wheelchair mounting plate has also been included.


It also includes wireless charging capabilities using a docking station, so even those with fine motor or vision issues can place the device on the charging base.
ChatFusion comes with a 10" screen and weighs only 2.4 lbs. The touchscreen is accessible by finger touch or an included stylus. 

Keyguards Available: 3x5, 4x5, 6x7, 6x8, 6x10, 8x10, 9x6. 

ChatPoint Headpointing Available.
Manufacturer: Saltillo

Chat Fusion 10

Touch Chat Express

Touch Chat Express


TouchChat Express is a communication device that combines the TouchChat app with the iPad (Standard) and the ChatWrap case.


TouchChat Express is a full-featured communication solution for individuals who have difficulty using their natural voice. It includes both English and Spanish vocabularies, including the WordPower series of AAC vocabularies.
No keyguards are available.
Manufacturer: Saltillo

Touch Chat Express

Touch Chat Express Mini

Touch Chat Express Mini


TouchChat Express is a communication device that combines the TouchChat app with the iPad (Mini) and the ChatWrap case.
TouchChat Express is a full-featured communication solution for individuals who have difficulty using their natural voice. It includes both English and Spanish vocabularies, including the WordPower series of AAC vocabularies.
Keyguards Available: 3x5, 4x6, 6x5,6x7, 6x8, 8x10.
Manufacturer: Saltillo

Touch Chat Express Mini