Tobii Dynavox Communicator 5 is a software package designed to help individuals with communication disabilities communicate more efficiently. Communicator 5 converts text and symbols into clear speech, and offers easy-to-use tools for computer access, e-mail, text messaging, telephony, environmental control and more.

Communicator 5 comes with language content designed to match all AAC needs, from emerging communication to literate adults. The content can be further customized for specific individuals through easy-to-use editing tools. Communicator allows you to communicate via text or symbols, and generates high quality speech for face-to-face communication.

The modern user interface, improved workflows and smart functions enable the user to communicate more efficiently than ever before. The setup guide, quick menu, and improved editing are only some of the functions that make it easier for caregivers and anyone else that helps the user throughout the day, to keep the user’s language up to date.

Understandable communication for symbol users

For those unable to read or write, Communicator 5 lets you use symbols or pictures to support your communication. Symbol pages from the Sono Suite are included and are a great way to begin using the software. With the built-in grammar functions, even symbol users can conjugate verbs and adjectives, thereby aiding language learning.

Included with Communicator 5 are over 15,000 communication SymbolStix symbols that enable people of all ages to communicate clearly and understandably. Communicator 5 also supports other standard-format communication symbol and picture libraries, such as Picture Communication Symbols (PCS). You can also import your own photos and pictures from the computer or use the built in camera to take snapshots.

Quicker typing speeds for eye gaze users

Dwell-free typing lets individuals who use eye gaze communicate much more efficiently than ever before.

Other functions in Communicator 5 that enhance the rate of communication are:

  • Word prediction by SwiftKey®
  • Speech history where you can access previously written texts
  • Preloaded commonly used phrases that help speed up casual conversations. The quick phrases can also be edited to fit your personal style and use of language.
  • Improved, customizable, keyboards

Keep up to date with friends – and social media

Communicate with colleagues, friends and family by using ready-made pages and functions for online chat, e-mail and telephone text messages (SMS). You can even make a phone call using the synthetic voice .

Want to keep friends and family in the loop? Update your social media status with the built-in Facebook page set ! It allows you to read and make posts to your Facebook newsfeed from within Communicator 5, letting people know about that new restaurant or your thoughts on the movie you just watched.

Choosing between Emerging, Symbol and Text Communication

Choose the level you believe to be most appropriate for the user, then mix and match as you wish between all page sets.8 Regardless of the level you chose initially, elements from the various levels can very easily be used together, by adding or removing individual page sets to be accessible from the user’s home page.

Emerging Communication

The Emerging Communication level in Communicator 5 contains activities, visual scenes and simple communication page sets.

Symbol Communication

The Symbol Communication level in Communicator 5 contains an extensive selection of pre-made grid-based symbol communication page sets. Some of them have added functionality such as telephony, e-mail and music player.

Text Communication

The text communication level is for individuals who are literate, and write their messages by means of an on-screen keyboard.

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