Tech Tuesday - Communication

Health professionals discuss how people use communication devices to find their voice and speak their mind. They explore a range of AT from inbuilt smartphone features through to the latest eye gaze technology. 

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Eye Gaze Technology

Emma scans over all the benefits of this wonderful tech that is assisting people with limited voluntary movement to control their computer or communication device. Whether it's an all-in-one system or an Eye Gaze camera that you attach to you computer, it's all covered in this episode.

AT featured in this episode

  • Tobii Dynavox
  • Accent 1400
  • Tobii Dynavox EyeMobile Plus Access
  • Rehadapt Floorstand Mounting System

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Speech Pathologists Katie gives an overview of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and an in-depth look at the versatile communication app TouchChat HD with Wordpower.

AT featured in this episode

  • TouchChat Hd
  • Face to face communication

Assistive Touch

Occupational Therapist Nicole gives an overview of this in-built iOS accessibility feature designed to help you use your device in the most convenient way possible and which can also be connected to button switches.

AT featured in this episode

  • Apple Assistive Touch

 

 

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iOS Literacy Support Features

Speech Pathologist Tanith shows you an array of features to simplify reading and writing on your device. Everything from dictation to having the whole screen of text read aloud are free, in-built and are waiting to be used.

AT featured in this episode

  • Alternative keyboards available for iPad
  • AT options to support reading