Category: direct selection communicator

Chatbox & Chatbox-Dx

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ChatBox and ChatBox-DX are direct selection communicators designed for use by individuals with communication disabilities. Usefull for beginners because the vocabulary can be customized and reprogrammed as the user's needs change, each device can be accessed directly via the keyboard or through single-switch scanning, and multiple overlays can be used to create up to four custom vocabularies. These products use Minspeak so that symbols are used to represent words, sentences, or phrases. The user can select any symbol or set of symbols by pressing the keys with the appropriate icons on the ChatBox or ChatBox-DX keyboard. Ten minutes of digitized speech and a built-in microphone enable the user to easily record messages. A small light (LED) in the upper left-hand corner of each key makes it simple to locate stored messages. To reduce errors, if a key is not illuminated, it cannot be activated. ChatBox-DX includes the basic features of the ChatBox plus auditory scanning capability, remote switch access, special overlays to accommodate oversized keys (four location keyboard) and additional switch jacks. Each model has the capability to utilize a version of Unity vocabulary software called UniChat:16 (sold separately). It provides access to many words through secondary overlays and icon sequencing. Most of the vocabulary used in UniChat:16 are consistent with the Unity version of Minspeak (see separate entries) to allow for an easier transition if the user moves to a more advanced system. Activity-specific vocabulary plus ten overlays for a variey of activities are included with each program. OPTIONS: A carrying case and blank overlays in sets of four and twenty are also available. DIMENSIONS: (L x W) Each of these communicators is 5.75 x 7.5 inches. WEIGHT: Each of these communicators weighs 1.5 pounds. WARRANTY: Both of these communicators have a one-year limited manufacturer's warranty.


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645.00 to 495.00

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Saltillo Corporation
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Phone: 800-382-8622
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