Communication and Speech

 

iPad with 16 GB, wi-fi only
Apple iPad 16G, wi-fi only  Apple, Inc. Tablet with speech communication apps, including LAMP, Proloquo2go, TouchChat and more
Nova Chat 10 speech communication device
NovaChat 10 Saltillo Android tablet-based Speech Communication Device. Optional Spanishl
TobiiDynavox t10 Speech Communication Device
TobiiDynavox t10 TobiiDynavox Android-based speech generation device, 9.7 inch screen. This model has been discontinued by Tobiidynavox.
Tobiidynavox I-12 eye gaze device
Tobiidynavox I-110 Tobiidynavox Android based speech communication device
Tobiidynavox I-12 eye gaze device
Tobiidynavox I-12 with Eye Gaze Tobiidynavox Soeech communication devic with eye gaze component
Pro Slate 10
FRS ProSlate 10 FRS Custom Solutions iPad-based Speech Communication 
PRC Prio iPad-based Speech Communication Device with LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planinng)
PRC Prio  Prentke-Romich Company iPad-based Speech Communication using LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning) app
Step by Step with levels communicator
Step-by-Step Communicator (Red, Green, Blue or Yellow) InfoGrip Simple recordable communication device
Big Mack Communicator
BigMACK (comes with changeable lids) AbleNet Recordable, simple communication device
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Talking Brix (two sets in library) Ablenet, Inc. Thin, light communicators with built-in magnets. Comes in set of 3
Accent 800
Accent 800 (Purple) Prentke-Romich Smaller dedicated speech generaing device
Prentke-Romich Accent 1000
PRC Accent 1000 Prente-Romich Company Dedicated speech communication device
PRC Accent 1200
PRC Accent 1200 (Red) Prentke-Romich Company Dedicated speech communication device
Accent 1400 speech communication device
Accent 1400 Prentke-Romich (PRC) Comes with NuEye component for eye gaze
PRC Vantage Lite
Vantage Lite  Prentke-Romich Company Speech Generation Device using Word Power and LAMP communication software. 
PRC Vanguard II
Vanguard II AAC Device Prentke-Romich Company Speech Generation Device with head-tracking included
PRC Springboard Communication Device
Springboard AAC Device Prentke-Romich Company Speech Generation Device for speech, communication impaired. Good for beginners of electronic AAC devices, 
PRC Eco2 Communication Device
Eco 2 --blue;  Prentke-Romich, Inc. Electronic Speech Generation Device. One with head tracking, and one without head tracking.
Lingraphica Touch Talk
Lingraphica lingraphica.com Designed for those experiencing aphasia
QuickTalker Freestyle iPad-based communication device with Proloquo2go app installed.
QuickTalker Freestyle Ablenet, Inc. This i-Pad based communication app comes with Proqloquo2 installed.
Tech Talk communication device
Tech/Talk AMDi 8 level/message communicator
PC Eye Explore peripheral Eye Gaze Device for laptops
PC Eye Explore TobiiDynavox Entry level eye tracking device
Tobii PC Eye 1
Tobii PC Eye TobiiDynavox Eye gaze component for PCs. Discontinued by Tobii
Laptop Communicator
Laptop Communicator  Enabling Devices, Inc. Record and play back from 1, 2, 4, 8 or 16 different messages per level. This device has been discontinued by Enabling Devices.
Cheaptalk Communicator
 Cheap Talk Communicator  Enabling Devices, Inc. Record messages for playback, can be used with switches. 
Cheap Talk 4 Square Direct
Cheap Talk 4 Square Direct Enabling Devices, Inc. Record messages for playback, can be used with switches.
Cheap Talk 8 Six Level Communicator
Cheap Talk 8 Six Level Communicator Enabling Devices, Inc. Offers 6 levels of recorded messages, can be used with switches
Medley Communication Aid
Medley Communication Aid Adaptivation Inc.
Features direct selection, sequencing, randomizing and external switch use
Object Communication System
Talking My Way Object Communication System Turning Point Technology A system for communication using objects mounted on plastic cards with matching Picture Communication Symbols. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD
sComm Ubi Duo SGD
sCOMM Ubi Duo SGD sCOMM A dedicated speech generation device
Eye-Talk
Eye-Talk Enabling Devices Low Tech Eye gaze device

 

AT Ohio Blog

Many Anniversaries to Remember, Learn and Grow
 

As many folks know, July 26th was the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). October is the 75th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. June 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the national Vocational Rehabilitation program.

In Ohio, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (housing our state’s vocational rehabilitation program) and by legislation in 2016, the month of October is designated as "Disability History and Awareness Month." During this month, schools in Ohio are encouraged to provide instruction and events focused on disability history, people with disabilities, and the disability rights movement.

Many states designate either the first two weeks or the entire month of October as Disability History and Awareness Month.

Given the intersection of all these observances, let’s ponder a few questions.

Many times when you meet someone their first question is “What do you do?” Employment seems to be the first measure by which we assign identification or even value to a new acquaintance. Next, might come where do you go to school, where do you live, who are your parents, what else do you do or where do you volunteer?

Employment and access to opportunities are a strong part of everyone’s ongoing growth, learning, and progress. As a state and a nation, we are continuing to recognize that people with disabilities, like all citizens, learn and contribute and should have equal access to growth and value in their communities.

People with disabilities have pushed, advocated, and even changed laws to achieve “nothing about us without us” so that we can make our own choices, join the organizations we choose, work in our communities, and look to leaders that are people with disabilities themselves – or perhaps be a leader yourself.

We still have a long, long way yet to wheel, walk, and crutch to real equality. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2019, 19.3 percent of persons with a disability were employed. In contrast, the employment-population ratio for persons without a disability was 66.3 percent. While we have strengthened Home and Community-Based Services, many do not have the informed choice to live where they wish.

Knowing our history helps to inform our future. As we focus on disability history, the history of another movement reminds us too. 2020 is the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage. Remember women who simply picketed the White House for the right to vote were jailed for 6-7 months, some on multiple occasions, and were force fed through tubes down the nose and throat to stop hunger strikes.

Read the National Council on Disability 1986 report – Toward Independence: An Assessment of Federal Laws and Programs Affecting Persons with Disabilities - With Legislative Recommendations – that lead to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Remember and read about Justin Dart – many call him the father of the ADA – as he traveled across the county gathering stories and data supporting the need for and passage of ADA as well.

Learn about the sit-ins in federal buildings by people with disabilities & the disability community to push the issuance of long-delayed regulations on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Capitol Crawl up the U.S. Capitol steps where many left their crutches and wheelchairs to show the lack of access to the U.S. Capitol and the immediate need for the ADA. Remember and review the demonstrations at Gallaudet University to appoint the first University President who is a person who is deaf.

Remember how hard we have worked for equal access to technology in the workplace and how technology has improved access to reasonable accommodations – and the Assistive Technology Act. In this time of COVID-19, it is technology that has kept us connected and increased access as many with underlying conditions have sheltered in place.

October this year is both a time to learn from new pressures and opportunities, to care for ourselves & others, and learn of our anniversaries. As we move forward, Assistive Technology of Ohio will continue to bring you news & interviews via technology, transcripts, and articles as we continue to learn current ideas, issues, and happenings.

My hope is Ohio’s Disability History and Awareness Month gives future generations the opportunity to learn from our past too

 

-- Mark Seifarth, AT Ohio consultant