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Tools2Talk+ is a communication app for the iPad which allows you to create communication aids using PCS symbols, Compic symbols or your own photos. The communication aids may be used on the iPad with speech output, and can be saved, emailed, and printed. There are templates available for aids such as timetables, communication books, calendars and schedules.

General Details

Additional Specifications

Access
Consider the following:
* The user's pointing accuracy and motor control
* Sensory needs (vision and hearing)
* Layout (size and number of cells), as well as colours and contrast
* Fatigue
* Speed of access and operation
* Does the user need assistance from communication partner to access device (such as turn device on or off, navigate through pages etc..)?
* Appropriate and safe mounting
* Can more than one access method be used at once (e.g: switching and eye-gaze)

Communication
* Is the user a pre-intentional or intentional communicator?
* Consider the person's current language skills (understanding and production of language) and their potential language development.
* Does the system match the person's current language skills and does it allow for later language development?
* Does the system require literacy skills?
* Does the system allow access to literacy and literacy development?
* How is language represented? (pictures, symbols, text etc..)
* Can the individual compose novel messages?
* Can vocabulary/messages provided be used across several contexts/situations?

Support
The involvement of a speech pathologist is recommended to ensure the system meets the user's current communication skills and allows for language development.
* Users and support people require training in the programming and the use of this device. Access to consistent therapy support is highly recommended.
* Programming performed on the computer is more efficient than on the device for people who are supporting its use.
* The operational features of the device can be locked out if required. This can prevent unintentional programming and changes to the device.
* This device contains pre-programmed page sets that are designed to be used as a base for users to customise as required. This can reduce the programming time required.

Manufacturer/Country

Scope Australia

Warranty

N/a

Websites

Maintenance

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

Models / Specifications

Model Tools2Talk+ iOS: Create personalised communication aids

  • Memory Hard-Drive Unit 629.6 Mb

Features

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Voice Output

  • Accent:
    • Australian
    • US
  • Voice output:
    • computer generated synthesised speech
    • digitised recorded human voice
  • Languages available:
    • English (Australian)
  • Voices :
    • iOS built-in voice
  • Auditory feedback :
    • speak word
  • Speech/ Voice customisation:
    • Speed/ speech rate
    • Volume

Visual Display

  • Font size:
    • Fully customisable

Access Options

  • Accessibility features:
    • font size adjustment
    • key delay / acceptance
    • text to speech
  • Keyboard features:
    • QWERTY

Manual

  • Manuals and support material :
    • online

Language Set Up

  • Pre-programmed templates :
    • Adult page sets
    • Photo Album page set
    • Preschool page sets
    • Teenager page sets
    • Visual Scene Displays
    • Young adult page sets
    • Young child page sets
  • Symbols :
    • COMPIC
    • imported images
    • PCS
  • Level of Customisation:
    • fully customisable
  • Language Representation :
    • single meaning pictures
    • visual scene displays

Set Up or Installation

  • Operating system(s) :
    • Apple iOS
  • Purchase Options:
    • App Store
  • Editing Software:
    • Edit on device
  • Sharing:
    • Email
    • Printing supported
  • Installation:
    • Internet download
  • File transfer and backup :
    • iTunes File Sharing
  • Operation:
    • offline

Suppliers (2)

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App Store ()

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Non Electronic Communication Aid Service (NECAS), Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre, Scope (Aust) Ltd (Hawthorn)

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VIC Suppliers

Non Electronic Communication Aid Service (NECAS), Communication & Inclusion Resource Centre, Scope (Aust) Ltd (Hawthorn)

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