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The Step-by-Step Communicators are speech generating devices that enable a single message or a sequence of messages to be produced from one switch. Some models can store several sets of messages in levels. Messages are recorded using digitised speech (human voice recorded onto the device). A separate switch can be connected. Two sizes available.

General Details

Extra product information

Models
LITTLE Step by Step Communicator
BIG Step by Step Communicator
Step by Step Communicator with Levels

Voice Output
Use high quality, digitised recorded speech.
2 minutes of recording time with BIG and LITTLE Step by step
4 minutes recording time on Step by Step Communicator with levels
The voice volume can be adjusted.
Built in speaker.

Print Output
Print out is not available.

Accessing Options
Direct (by pressing the upper activating surface).
Switch (by connection to an external switch).

Memory
2 minutes of recording time with BIG and LITTLE Step by Step
4 minutes recording time on Step by Step Communicator with levels

Programming
Rear and / or side mounted controls.
Step by Step with levels - select level with a slide switch

Symbol Systems
Any symbol system such as COMPIC or PCS can be used on the overlays to represent the underlying message.
Interchangeable overlays, compatible with Mayer Johnson Boardmaker software.

Batteries and Charging
All units require 9 Volt battery.

Interfacing Capabilities
These can be used as a switch itself by connecting to battery operated toys or other appliances via a specialised cable. Activation of the device will activate the toy or appliance.
External switch jack to accommodate most switches.
A Switch Latch Timer or a PowerLink 2 Control Unit can be used for timed or latch modes of control.

Standard Accessories
Snap switch cap.
Switch lead.

Optional Accessories
Carry case/strap.
Switch skins.
Mounting base.
Snap Tracks - used to join two devices together.

Colour/materials
Shatterproof case made of high impact plastic.
All units have a black base with four interchangable coloured switch tops - yellow, red, green or blue.

Fixing/mounting requirements
The mounting base options allow the device to be fixed onto a table or wall surface, or to be attached to a carry strap.

Specific features of each model
LITTLE Step by Step Communicator
Sequence of messages able to be recorded - up to a total of 240 seconds recording time.
6.5 cm diameter access area.
7.5cm at its highest point.

Step by Step Communicator with Levels
3 levels available.
Sequence of messages able to be recorded - up to a total of 120 seconds recording time.
Size as for LITTLE Step by Step Communicator

BIG Step by Step Communicator
Sequence of messages able to be recorded - up to a total of 120 seconds recording time.
125 mm diameter access area on a slightly angled base.

Factors to Consider

Reprogramming the BIG/LITTLE Step by Steps will erase all previously recorded messages which is an important consideration for support teams.
The device is small and lightweight which makes it useful for people who want to use it across a number of settings (ie., in the community).
The mounting base options allow the device to be fixed onto a table or wall surface, or to be attached to a belt that can worn around the waist for use when walking.
All models can be used as a switch to control switch-adapted equipment (such as toys) to assist people with physical and / or cognitive disabilities to access their environment.
Speech can be recorded in any language to suit people from a non-English speaking background.

Maintenance

Refer to the supplier and manufacturer manual for maintenance instructions and safety warnings.

Manufacturer/Country

Ablenet / USA

Warranty

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Websites

Maintenance

Refer to the supplier and manufacturer manual for maintenance instructions and safety warnings.

Models / Specifications

Model LITTLE Step by Step with Levels - Enhanced: LITTLE Step by Step with Levels - Enhanced

  • Number of Keys/ Cells 1 units
  • Width of Key 63.5 mm
  • Memory Time 240 s
  • Number of levels 3 units
  • Weight Overall 241 g
  • Duration of battery life 4.25 h
  • Depth Overall 76.2 mm
  • Width Overall 101.6 mm
  • Height Overall 101.6 mm
  • Number of Switch Inputs 1 units

Model LITTLE Step by Step Game Play: LITTLE Step by Step Game Play

  • Number of Keys/ Cells 1 units
  • Width of Key 63.5 mm
  • Memory Time 240 s
  • Number of levels 3 units (3 Levels: Randomisation, Random Elimination, Choice)
  • Weight Overall 241 g
  • Duration of battery life 4.25 h
  • Depth Overall 76.2 mm
  • Width Overall 101.6 mm
  • Height Overall 101.6 mm
  • Number of Switch Inputs 1 units

Model LITTLE Step by Step Enhanced: LITTLE Step by Step Enhanced

  • Number of Keys/ Cells 1 units
  • Width of Key 63.5 mm
  • Memory Time 120 s
  • Number of levels 1 units
  • Weight Overall 241 g
  • Duration of battery life 4.25 h
  • Depth Overall 76.2 mm
  • Width Overall 101.6 mm
  • Height Overall 101.6 mm
  • Number of Switch Inputs 1 units

Model BIG Step by Step with Levels - Enhanced: BIG Step by Step with Levels - Enhanced

  • Number of Keys/ Cells 1 units
  • Width of Key 130 mm
  • Memory Time 240 s
  • Number of levels 3 units
  • Weight Overall 439 g
  • Duration of battery life 4.25 h
  • Depth Overall 177.8 mm
  • Width Overall 152.4 mm
  • Height Overall 50.8 mm
  • Number of Switch Inputs 1 units

Model LITTLE Step by Step: LITTLE Step by Step

  • Number of levels 1 units
  • Weight Overall 241 g
  • Duration of battery life 4.25 h
  • Depth Overall 76.2 mm
  • Width Overall 101.6 mm
  • Height Overall 101.6 mm
  • Number of Switch Inputs 1 units
  • Number of Keys/ Cells 1 units
  • Width of Key 63.5 mm
  • Memory Time 120 s

Model BIG Step by Step: BIG Step by Step

  • Number of Keys/ Cells 1 units
  • Width of Key 130 mm
  • Memory Time 120 s
  • Width Overall 152.4 mm
  • Height Overall 177.8 mm
  • Number of Switch Inputs 1 units
  • Depth Overall 50.8 mm
  • Duration of battery life 4.25 h
  • Weight Overall 439.4 g
  • Number of messages able to be recorded 2 units (messages recorded as a sequence only limited by recording time)

Features

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Set Up or Installation

  • Connections and ports :
    • switch port

Language Set Up

  • Type of Device:
    • sequenced message

Manual

  • Manuals and support material :
    • included with product

Rate Enhancement

Built In Features

  • Environmental Control:
    • Switch toy port

Visual Display

Access Options

  • Access method:
    • Direct selection
    • External switch

Voice Output

  • Voice output:
    • digitised recorded human voice

Power Source

  • Power source:
    • single battery

Speech Generating Device Accessories

  • Connection Accessories:
    • toy/appliance cable

Speech Generating Device Mounting & Positioning

  • Positioning:
    • Angled
  • In Built Mounting Options:
    • Integrated mounting points

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