Tobii Dynavox Communicator 5

$699

Tobii Dynavox Communicator 5 is a software package designed to help individuals with communication disabilities communicate more efficiently. Communicator 5 converts text and symbols into clear speech, and offers easy-to-use tools for computer access, e-mail, text messaging, telephony, environmental control and more.

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Overview

Tobii Dynavox Communicator 5 is a software package designed to help individuals with communication disabilities communicate more efficiently. Communicator 5 converts text and symbols into clear speech, and offers easy-to-use tools for computer access, e-mail, text messaging, telephony, environmental control and more.

More efficient communication for all

Communicator 5 comes with language content designed to match all AAC needs, from emerging communication to literate adults. The content can be further customized for specific individuals through easy-to-use editing tools. Communicator allows you to communicate via text or symbols, and generates high quality speech for face-to-face communication.

The modern user interface, improved workflows and smart functions enable the user to communicate more efficiently than ever before. The setup guide, quick menu, and improved editing are only some of the functions that make it easier for caregivers and anyone else that helps the user throughout the day, to keep the user’s language up to date.

While being specifically designed for the Tobii Dynavox I-Series+, Communicator works on Windows computers running Windows 7 or newer, such as the Microsoft Surface.

Understandable communication for symbol users

For those unable to read or write, Communicator 5 lets you use symbols or pictures to support your communication. Symbol pages from the Sono Suite are included and are a great way to begin using the software. With the built-in grammar functions, even symbol users can conjugate verbs and adjectives, thereby aiding language learning.

Included with Communicator 5 are over 15,000 communication SymbolStix symbols that enable people of all ages to communicate clearly and understandably. Communicator 5 also supports other standard-format communication symbol and picture libraries, such as Picture Communication Symbols (PCS). You can also import your own photos and pictures from the computer or use the built in camera to take snapshots.

Communicator 5

Communicator 5

Convenient communication through text and high quality voices

Communicator 5 comes with high quality voices from Acapela. When you click on the message window or speech button, a clear and understandable voice, specific to your language, age , and gender, speaks. Based on your preferences, you can even speak-as-you-type.

Communicator 5

Communicator 5

Windows keyboard

Communicator’s on-screen Windows keyboards are designed to work side by side with Gaze Selection and Mouse Emulation, providing unparalleled Windows access.

Any text you write using the universal on-screen keyboard can be sent to an open Windows application, and you can also send different keystroke combinations to utilize keyboard shortcuts for quick and easy navigation.

This means that you can use the same keyboard layout in Communicator as well as in any Windows application, like Microsoft Word or Excel.

Communicator 5

Communicator 5

Gaze Interaction Software – Mouse emulation and Gaze Selection

With a supported eye tracker, like the one in the Tobii Dynavox I-Series+, mouse emulation replaces the traditional mouse cursor with the user’s gaze. The award winning Gaze Selection software makes it possible to control your desktop, or any other application, through an intuitive two-step process that reduces the risk of unwanted clicks. Tobii Dynavox Gaze Selection gives you more relaxed computer access and the ability to hit smaller targets for full computer access.

Communicator 5

Communicator 5

Mouse emulation for switch users

Switch-scan solutions can be set up in a variety of ways using one or two switches. As a switch user, the mouse emulation features enable you to hit any clickable element and to control the standard Windows environment, moving beyond communication pages to a new level of functionality.

Communicator 5

Communicator 5

More than face-to-face communication

The ability to go beyond face-to-face communication is increasingly important, and having access to e-mail and messaging enhances the independence and quality of life for many of our AAC users. Being able to engage in private and personal conversations without the assistance of a caregiver is of huge importance to many — something that has been made much easier with Communicator 5.

Communicator 5

Communicator 5

Control your environment

With Communicator 5, you can easily program and control IR-enabled devices in your environment, such as your TV, DVD player and toys. You can also adjust bed positions, open doors, turn lights on or off and much more.

The Tobii Dynavox I-Series+ comes with built in GEWA support and is optimized to work with Communicator 5.

Communicator 5

Communicator 5

Keep up to date with friends – and social media

Communicate with colleagues, friends and family by using ready-made pages and functions for online chat, e-mail and telephone text messages (SMS). You can even make a phone call using the synthetic voice .

Want to keep friends and family in the loop? Update your social media status with the built-in Facebook page set ! It allows you to read and make posts to your Facebook newsfeed from within Communicator 5, letting people know about that new restaurant or your thoughts on the movie you just watched.

Communicator 5

Communicator 5

Contemporary look

Completely redesigned, Communicator 5 now has a contemporary flat design that makes it easier to navigate and use.

Buttons and menus are found in the same location in the different views and page sets, for easier learning and efficiency.

The font Comic Sans is used for symbol-based page sets, which is suitable for beginning readers.

Personalise the look and feel of the user interface by changing color schemes, grid, button sizes and much more.

Communicator 5

Communicator 5

Help to get started

Thanks to the setup guide, when you add a new user, you are taken through a setup process that creates the basic content for one of three predefined levels – emerging, symbol or text user.

1.Give the user a name

2.Select the voice most suitable: male, female, child or adult

3.Select the desired input method: gaze interaction, touch, head mouse, switch

4.Select between emerging, symbol or text based communication

Once the initial setup is done, Communicator will create a homepage that appears upon start up with content that is relevant to the user level chosen.

Communicator 5

Communicator 5

Free Content Online

Tobii Dynavox Communicator is now connected to the myTobiiDynavox community. Here, you can find, share and download page sets created by others, access user manuals, video tutorials, other resources that help you use Communicator 5 to the fullest, and much more!

mytobiidynavox

mytobiidynavox

Instant access to most commonly used functions via the Quick Menu

Communicator 5 is equipped with the Quick Menu. This menu gives the caregiver access to the most commonly used settings, operations and functions in Communicator 5, such as:

1. Edit page sets

2. Edit a button’s text, image, sound and links

3. Caregiver settings such as input method, keyboard and language settings as well as system settings

4. Easy access to the homepage

There are different ways to access the Quick Menu, but if you are using a Tobii Dynavox I-Series+ device, just pull up the quick menu by pressing one of the dedicated function buttons on the side of the device. This way, you will always find the home screen – and never be lost.

Communicator 5

Communicator 5

Quicker typing speeds for eye gaze users

Dwell-free typing lets individuals who use eye gaze communicate much more efficiently than ever before.

Other functions in Communicator 5 that enhance the rate of communication are:

Word prediction by SwiftKey®

Speech history where you can access previously written texts

Preloaded commonly used phrases that help speed up casual conversations. The quick phrases can also be edited to fit your personal style and use of language.

Improved, customisable, keyboards

Communicator 5

Communicator 5

Choosing between Emerging, Symbol and Text Communication

Choose the level you believe to be most appropriate for the user, then mix and match as you wish between all page sets.8 Regardless of the level you chose initially, elements from the various levels can very easily be used together, by adding or removing individual page sets to be accessible from the user’s home page.

Communicator 5

Communicator 5

Emerging Communication

You might think of an emerging user as someone who is just starting with AAC, and does not yet have the ability to efficiently use symbol or written language. The user is often in need of training on how to access an AAC device, and has a limited or no understanding that symbols, pictures and words represent ideas. An emerging communicator does not have a reliable method of expressive communication through symbolic language.

The Emerging Communication level in Communicator 5 contains activities, visual scenes and simple communication page sets.

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Symbol Communication

A symbol communicator has a basic understanding of symbols as a means of communicating and is starting to understand more abstract picture symbols. Some users are able to talk about certain topics and/or able to communicate in certain settings or activities. Other symbol communicators are able to use advanced symbol language vocabularies, which allow them to construct complex utterances combining core and fringe words.

The Symbol Communication level in Communicator 5 contains an extensive selection of pre-made grid-based symbol communication page sets. Some of them have added functionality such as telephony, e-mail and music player.

Communicator 5

Communicator 5

Text Communication

The text communication level is for individuals who are literate, and write their messages by means of an on-screen keyboard. The text communication level has features that allow the user to communicate efficiently through rate enhancement techniques such as word and phrase prediction.

In addition, the Text Communication user has a rich set of functionalities for long-distance communication such as e-mail and telephony.

Communicator 5

Communicator 5

Communicator 5 Specifications

Communicator 5 Specifications

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