Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

1.  Product: DynaVox V+

Vendor:  Mayer-Johnson       

URL:  http://www.dynavoxtech.com/products/v/

Description of the device:

  • Speech generating device with dynamic display
  • Variety of preloaded synthesized voices
  • Can use PCS Symbols or words/phrases
  • Built in spell checker
  • Runs Microsoft Windows 7-compatible software
  • Wireless access to computers, Internet, email, text messaging
  • Compose and print word processor documents
  • May be used as MP3 player
  • Variety of access methods- touch, visual and auditory scanning, audio touch, eye tracking, headtrackers, joy stick, etc
  • Use as Environmental Control Unit to act as a remote television, CD or DVD player, light switches
  • Supports DAISY and Text format eBooks

Price:  $7820.00 and up

2.         Product:  LITTLE Step-by-Step Communicator

            Vendor: ablenet

URL:             http://www.ablenetinc.com/AssistiveTechnology/CommunicationProducts/BIGStepbyStepLITTLEStepbyStep/tabid/807/Default.aspx

            Description of the Device:

  • Battery operated voice output device
  • 2 minutes of recording time, record as many messages needed in that time
  • Press activation surface to hear first message, press again to hear next message in sequence
  • Interchangeable switch tops in red, yellow, green and blue included
  • Angled base, 2 ½” activation surface

Price: $165.00

3.         Product: Talking Brix Communicators

            Vendor: ablenet

            URL:                                                               http://www.ablenetinc.com/AssistiveTechnology/CommunicationProducts/TalkingBrixcommunicators/tabid/482/Default.aspx

            Description of Device:

  • Thin, lightweight, built-in magnets
  • Record single message, use multiple Talking Brix to create multi-messages
  • Talking Brix connect to each other using tab and slot connector
  • Sold in package of 3, one each of red, blue, and green
  • 1.8” activation area
  • 10 seconds of recording time
  • Power on/off switch
  • Built-in rechargeable battery

Price:  $129.00

 4.         Product:  QuickTalker7, 12, or 23

            Vendor: albenet

            URL:             http://www.ablenetinc.com/AssistiveTechnology/CommunicationProducts/QuickTalker/tabid/629/Default.aspx

            Description of Device:

  • Voice output device
  • 3 static messages; 4, 9, or 20 messages
  • 5 different recording levels on each
  • Use paper overlays to create visual representations of messages
  • 6, 12, or 20 minutes of recording time
  • Built-in overlay storage
  • Runs on 4 AA batteries

Price:  $159.00-199.00

 5.         Product:  Talkable II

            Vendor: Enabling Devices

            URL:              http://enablingdevices.com/catalog/assistive_technology_devices_used_in_education/Talkables/talkables-wbuilt-in-icon-holders-accessories

Description of Device:

  • Voice output device
  • Records 2 messages, up to 10 seconds on each side
  • Built-in icon holders
  • Output jacks to activate 2 devices
  • 4 AAA batteries

Price:  $119.95

6.          Product:  Mercury II

            Vendor: tobii ATI

            URL:  http://www.assistivetech.com/corporate/products/past_products.aspx

            Description of Device:

  • Speech generating device with dynamic display
  • Accessible through touch screen, keyboard and mouse, onscreen keyboard, switch, wheelchair joystick, headmouse or alternative pointer
  • Uses Boardmaker with Speaking Dynamically Pro or VS Communicator Pro
  • Can install any Windows XP-compatible software
  • Useable as Environmental Control Unit
  • Infrared capabilities
  • Email, internet accessible

Price:  $7,399 base price; additional software, accessories, etc. priced separately

7.          Product:  Optimist-MMX Dynamic Display Device

            Vendor: Zygo Industries, Inc.

            URL:  http://www.zygo-usa.com/optimist-mmx.html

            Description of Device:

  • Speech generating device
  • Full screen dynamic display
  • Windows XP
  • Can come with a variety of AAC software preinstalled (Speaking Dynamically Pro, Boardmaker, SAPI Speech Synthesizer, Widget Literacy Symbols, etc)
  • Optional environmental control transmitters
  • External microphone jack, headphone jack, 2 USB ports, 2 scan-switch ports

Price:  $2,495.00 base price (no software)

 8.        Product:  Logan ProxTalker

            Vendor:  ProxTalker.com

            URL:  http://www.proxtalker.com/index.html

            Description of Device:

  • Voice output unit has 5 “Velcro”-type zones
  • Icon Sound Tags are encoded with a unique radio frequency identification code
  • When the tag is placed on the zones the ProxTalker detects the code and speaks the word
  • Unit comes with binder (with shoulder strap) and holds up to 200 Sound Tags
  • Additional binder pages can be added for more storage capacity
  • User or support team can program new Sound Tags through the microphone or by computer
  • Runs on 4 “C” batteries

Price:  $2,395.00 for base model

 9.         Product: GoTalk 9+

            Vendor:  Attainment Company

            URL:  http://www.attainmentcompany.com/product.phpproductid=16147&cat=337&page=1

            Description of Device:

  • Voice output device
  • 3 static messages, 9 additional message
  • 5 recording levels
  • Built in overlay storage
  • Record lock
  • Level lock
  • 9 minutes of recording time
  • 2 AA batteries

Price: $179.00

10.      Product Name:  Cheap Talk 8

            Vendor:  Enabling Devices

            URL:              http://enablingdevices.com/catalog/assistive_technology_devices_used_in_education/cheap-talks-accessories/cheap-talk-8-1-level-communicators-direct

Description of Device:

  • Voice output device
  • 8 message squares, presented in 2 horizontal rows of 4
  • Attach picture icon to each square
  • Record message for each square up to 37.5 seconds per message
  • 4 AA batteries

Price:  $203.95

11.       Product Name:  Springboard Lite

            Vendor:  Prentke Romich Company

            URL:  https://store.prentrom.com/product_info.php/cPath/11/products_id/8

            Description of Device:

  • Voice output device
  • Utilizes Unity language system
  • Pre-stored vocabulary using 4, 8, 15 and 36 location options
  • Male and female recorded voices
  • Access methods: direct selection; single or dual-switch scanning; headpointing systems; mouse; USB joystick; mouse emulation products

Price:  $2,595.00 base model

12.       Product Name:   Tech/Talk with Environmental Controls

            Vendor:  EnableMart

            URL:  http://www.enablemart.com/Catalog/AMDI-Inc/Tech-Talk-with-Environmental-Controls

            Description of Device:

  • Voice output device with environmental controls
  • 6 levels; first level designated for environmental controls, other 5 levels are for communication
  • Up to 32 electrical devices or light fixtures can be controlled in one level
  • 4 programmable power outlets
  • Optional 8 input jacks for switch access
  • 8 messages per level, up to 9.0 seconds each

Price:  $875.00 base model

13.       Product Name:  PowerLink 4

            Vendor:  ablenet

            URL:              http://www.ablenetinc.com/AssistiveTechnology/EnvironmentalControlUnitsECU/PowerLink4controlunit/tabid/500/Default.aspx

Description of Device:

  • Environmental control unit
  • 2 switch input jacks
  • Ability to set exact number of minutes or seconds of activation
  • 6 modes of control
  • Can be used with wireless switches such as Jelly Beamer or Big Beamer

Price:  $229.00

14.      Product Name:  Proloquo2Go

            Vendor:  AssistiveWare

            URL:  http://www.proloquo2go.com/

            Description of Device:

  • This is an “app” that can be downloaded through iTunes for use on an iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone
  • Functions as voice output and communication device when paired with iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone
  • Synthesized Acapela voices
  • Displays picture icons which the user taps that get displayed in the message window
  • Tapping the message window will speak your sentence
  • Approximately 8,000 built-in symbols from SymbolStix LLC
  • Can be customized with regards to size of icons; grid or list view; adding additional vocabulary; changing background and text colors, etc.

Price:  $189.99

15.      Product Name:  BoardmakerSoftware

Vendor:  Mayer-Johnson

URL:  http://store.mayer-johnson.com/us/boardmaker-v-6.html

Description of Device:

  • Software program to create printed symbol-based communication and educational materials
  • More than 4,500 Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) in 44 languages, in both color and black-and-white
  • May be used to create PECs icons, topic boards, overlays for other devices, picture schedules, etc.
  • Mac and Windows versions available

Price:  $329.00 base price, higher for PCS Addendum Library bundles

16.       Product Name:  Picture Plate Switch

            Vendor:  Mayer-Johnson

            URL:  http://store.mayer-johnson.com/us/picture-plate-switch.html

            Description of Device:

  • Low profile switch
  • Only needs a few grams of pressure to activate
  • Audible click sound signals activation
  • Slightly angled platform
  • Can insert picture into slot on target area
  • Target area measures 5” x 5”

Price:  $48.00

17.      Product Name:  Big Red Twist

            Vendor:  ablenet

            URL:  http://www.ablenetinc.com/Store/tabid/205/Default.aspxCategoryCode=138

            Description of Device:

  • Switch with tactile and auditory feedback
  • 5” activation surface
  • Red switch top can be removed and replaced with blue, yellow or green

Price:  $59.00

18.       Product Name:  Jelly Bean Twist

            Vendor:  ablenet

            URL:  http://www.ablenetinc.com/Store/tabid/205/Default.aspxCategoryCode=142

            Description of Device:

  • Switch with tactile and auditory feedback
  • 2.5” activation surface
  • Switch top can be removed and replaced with color of choice: blue, yellow, red, or green

Price:  $59.00

19.     Product Name:  Modified Pancake Switch

            Vendor:  Enabling Devices

            URL:  http://enablingdevices.com/catalog/capability_switches/saucer-switches/modified-pancake-switches

            Description of Device:

  • Switch with 5 3/8” surface area
  • Touch outside rim (3/8”) or anywhere on the top surface to activate
  • Comes with clear cover for pictures or icons
  • Available in blue, green, red, or yellow

            Price:  $31.95

 20.       Product Name:  Super Bumpy Switch

            Vendor:  Enabling Devices

            URL:  http://enablingdevices.com/catalog/capability_switches/textured-switches/super-bumpy-switch

Description of Device:

  • Bumpy yellow switch
  • Provides tactile feedback
  • 8”L x 4 ½”W x 1/8” H

Price:  $39.95

 

Advertisements