Dynavox Unveils Speech-Generating Tablet

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DynaVox Systems, a provider of communication solutions for the disabled, unveiled the DynaVox T15, a 15-inch dynamic display tablet. The T15 joins the DynaVox T10 as part of the T-Series suite of DynaVox touch-based speech-generating devices intended for those with aphasia, autism, cerebral palsy, cortical visual impairment, early ALS, locked-in syndrome, and stroke.

"After the overwhelmingly positive reception of the T10, we recognized the opportunity to accommodate a wider range of users who would benefit from not only a larger screen but also our comprehensive, clinically developed Compass software," said Bob Cunningham, chief strategy and clinical officer at DynaVox, in a statement. "The goal of the T-Series, as well as DynaVox, is to provide as many different product offerings as possible to accommodate the complex needs of those with communication and physical impairments."

As a purpose-built speech-generating device, the T15  combines a large, vibrant display with high-contrast PCS symbols to enhance clarity. Equipped with fully integrated switch ports, a capacitive touch screen and a full-sized USB port, the T15 can support multiple access methods, allowing users to communicate through touch, scanning, and head mouse input.

DynaVox Compass, the communication software that ships with all T-Series devices, has also been updated to better accommodate users’ needs. Compass 2.0 features two new pagesets and new communication tools, and seamlessly connects with the user's free personal myDynaVox account, providing the ability to share content among family members, members of the support team and other users, as well as the ability to back up and restore your personal communication content. The All Access pageset includes a comprehensive vocabulary that can be easily adapted to any individual's communication ability with easy message on a page, efficient retrieval and editing of previously spoken messages, and a wizard to walk individuals through selecting an access method. The Navigator pageset is designed to support the needs of literate individuals who primarily want to use a keyboard to communicate.

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