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Presentation to SP and OT students at University of Queensland 20th August 2011

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2. AAC and Assistive Technologiesfor University of Queensland
3. Structure for the Day
All about Spectronics
The wide world of assistive technology
Group Feature matching
Discussion
Tools and Resources
www.delicious.com/chacullen/aac
4. All about Spectronics?
Technology and software for individuals with disabilities and learning difficulties for Australia and New Zealand
A range of services including technical support and advice, onsite and online training, tools and resources through blog, FAQs and activity exchange
5. The big wide world of Assistive Technology
Scope of the equipment
Software
Communication Tools
Low Vision Aids
Computer access options
Switches, adapters and interfaces
Mounting
Environmental control
6. Software
7. Low Vision Aids
8. Computer Access Options
9. Switches, adapters & interfaces
10. Mounting
11. Environmental Control
12. Communication Tools
13. Feature Matching
14. Group Work
Get into groups of about 4 people
You will have approximately 15 minutes with each device
Your group will work through 9 devices
Talk amongst your group and use the laptop to get further information
Take it in turns to be scribe and choose someone to report at the end of the day
Use the device to talk to each other
15. Step by Step
Device Type: Static display, dedicated
Battery Life: Disposable
Symbol Set: Any symbol set on the template
Access: Direct selection finger/hand
Size & Portability: Small and lightweight
Speech Output: Digitised, 2 minutes
Vocabulary: single message or sequential
Vocabulary Size: depends on message length
Ease of programming: very easy
Cost: $239
16. 101+ ideas for using single message devices
Reminders or memos of what people need to buy
Use it as you enter a house to say Im home!
Turning on a switch adapted radio
Record someones news or a message for another teacher
Use it to order food in the community in predictable situations
Singing parts in a song; Happy Birthday
Greeting the bus driver in the morning and afternoon with jokes
www.spectronicsinoz.com/library.asp?article=20918
17. Ideas for Step by Steps
Retelling stories
Knock knock jokes
Retell the news highlights to a group of people
Recite series of lines in a play
Dictate spelling words to the rest of the class
Ask survey questions of others or interview questions
Talk about what is going to happen in the sequence of the day
Directing others in a experiment or recipe
www.spectronicsinoz.com/downloads/faqs/101-ways-to-use-sequential-message-aac.pdf
18. GoTalk Pocket
Device Type: Static display, dedicated
Battery Life: Disposable
Symbol Set: Any symbol set on the template
Access: Direct selection finger/hand
Size & Portability: Small and lightweight
Speech Output: Digitised, 5 minutes
Vocabulary: multiple messages, pre selected
Vocabulary Size: small to medium
Ease of programming: easy
Cost: $229
19. SuperTalker Progressive Communicator
Device Type: Static display, dedicated
Battery Life: Disposable
Symbol Set: Any symbol set on the template
Access: Direct selection finger/hand
Size & Portability: Mid size
Speech Output: Digitised, up to 16 minutes
Vocabulary: multiple messages, pre selected
Vocabulary Size: small to medium, flexible layout
Ease of programming: easy
Cost: $429
20. MegaBee
Device Type: Dedicated
Battery Life: Rechargeable
Symbol Set: Alphabet
Access: Direct selection eye gaze
Size & Portability: Mid Size
Speech Output: N/A
Vocabulary: multiple messages, generative
Vocabulary Size: large
Ease of programming: medium
Cost: $1,199
21. M3 and M3Max
Device Type: Dynamic Display, Dedicated
Battery Life: Rechargeable
Symbol Set: Line drawings (PCS), import photos
Access: direct, indirect: scanning (visual/auditory)
Size & Portability: Mid Size
Speech Output: Digitised
Vocabulary: multiple messages, pre selected
Vocabulary Size: large
Ease of programming: 6-8
Cost: $6,249
22. Proloquo2Go
Device Type: Dynamic Display, Integrated
Battery Life: Rechargeable
Symbol Set: Symbolstix, alphabet, import photos
Access: direct selection finger/hand
Size & Portability: Small and lightweight
Speech Output: Synthesised
Vocabulary: multiple messages, pre selected (generative)
Vocabulary Size: large
Ease of programming: 6-8
Cost: $199 for the App
23. Vmax+ with Eyemax
Device Type: Dynamic Display, Integrated
Battery Life: Rechargeable about 8 hours
Symbol Set: Alphabet, words, phrases, line drawings, photos
Access: direct finger/eye, indirect scan, joystick
Size & Portability: Large
Speech Output: Digitised and Synthesised
Vocabulary: multiple, pre selected (generative)
Vocabulary Size: verylarge
Ease of programming: 7-10
Cost: $13,999 and $11,749, Total: $25,748
24. Lightwriter SL40
Device Type: Dynamic Display
Battery Life: Rechargeable
Symbol Set: Alphabet
Access: direct finger
Size & Portability: mid size
Speech Output: Synthesised
Vocabulary: multiple, generative
Vocabulary Size: unlimited
Ease of programming: 2
Cost: $7,250
25. Tellus Smart II
Device Type: Dynamic Display, integrated
Battery Life: Rechargeable
Symbol Set: Alphabet, words, phrases, line drawings, photos
Access: direct and indirect
Size & Portability: small and lightweight
Speech Output: Digitised and Synthesised
Vocabulary: multiple/preselected, generative
Vocabulary Size: large
Ease of programming: 6-8
Cost: $5,550
26. Xpress
Device Type: Dynamic Display, integrated
Battery Life: Rechargeable
Symbol Set: Alphabet, words, phrases, line drawings, photos
Access: direct and indirect
Size & Portability: small and lightweight
Speech Output: Digitised and Synthesised
Vocabulary: multiple/preselected, generative
Vocabulary Size: large
Ease of programming: 7-9
Cost: $11499
27. Tango
Device Type: Dynamic Display, dedicated
Battery Life: Rechargeable
Symbol Set: Alphabet, words, phrases, line drawings, photos (camera built in)
Access: direct and indirect
Size & Portability: mid size
Speech Output: Digitised and Synthesised
Vocabulary: multiple/preselected, generative
Vocabulary Size: verylarge
Ease of programming: 7-9
Cost: $10,249
28. Maestro
Device Type: Dynamic Display, integrated
Battery Life: Rechargeable
Symbol Set: Alphabet, words, phrases, line drawings, photos (camera built in)
Access: direct and indirect
Size & Portability: mid size
Speech Output: Digitised and Synthesised
Vocabulary: multiple/preselected, generative
Vocabulary Size: verylarge
Ease of programming: 6-8
Cost: $12,999
29. GoTalk 4+, 9+, 20+ and 32+
Device Type: Static Display, dedicated
Battery Life: Disposable
Symbol Set: Any symbol set on the template
Access: direct
Size & Portability: mid size
Speech Output: Digitised
Vocabulary: multiple/preselected
Vocabulary Size: small to large (eg. 9 by 5 levels)
Ease of programming: 1-2
Cost: from $189