Voice Output Communication Aids (VOCAs) for ASD
Voice Output Communication Aids (VOCAs)
They have some characteristics
Buttons: Many VOCA electronic communication aids have symbols on buttons which are pressed to generate speech output. Some models may only have a few messages such as greetings and common phrases, while others can store hundreds of words. Although these sorts of VOCA’s often come with the icons pre-loaded, generally the user can add further sets of icons, personal images and even photos. Examples include the GoTalk devices by liberator.
Touchscreen: Modern VOCA electronic communication aids utilize a touch screen and have the same capabilities as a button operated device, but often allows for the re-arranging of icons to suit the preference of the user. As well as this, they often offer access to the internet, SMS, email, phone calls, internet browsing and inbuilt cameras.
zuvo™-PLUS^ perform smart home functions such as controlling your TV, DVD, stereo, lights, etc. in your home. It's easy to stay connected with family and friends using built-in controls for texting, mobile phone, email, social media Take control of your speech with a wide variety of access options – keyguards, head mouse, switch scanning, eye tracking or auditory scanning and auditory fishing A 10-inch screen and just 3 pounds, the zuvo™10-D is a lightweight device perfect for communication on the go.
eyespeak™ Communication Systems
Next-generation eye-tracking speech-generating devices.
The eyespeak™ Communication Systems are the perfect solution to communication and physical difficulties at home, school, or on the road. Each system is individually personalized to meet the physical and communication needs of those with ALS
FLEXstand™ and mount plate | Built-in Eye-tracking, Environmental Controls and Switch Access .
With zuvo Control ECU, you can use your eyes to control your phone, TV, lights and more from your device. Almost anything that plugs into a wall outlet can be controlled with the zuvo 12 PLUS with eyespeak. You can also control your smart speaker right from the device.
A larger screen, the zuvo 16-D and zuvo 16 PLUS with eyespeak With zuvo Control ECU, you can use your eyes to control your phone, TV, lights and more from your device. Almost anything that plugs into a wall outlet can be controlled with the zuvo 16 PLUS with eyespeak. You can also control your smart speaker right from the device.
"I Can't Talk Now":
Speaking with Voice Output Communication Aid Using Text-to-Speech Synthesis During Multiparty Video Conference
Speaking for Myself
Speaking for Myself is an overall insight into VOCAs voice output communication aids and the people that use them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq1aPKSnSnY
The Logan® ProxTalker® is the most advanced and adaptable recorded speech communication device available. It uses RFID (radio frequency identification) technology to enable independent verbal picture communication for people of all ages. This technology allows you to simply place any photo, symbol, or object on a sound tag card and have a voice! To trigger voice output place your sound tag card on any one of the 5 buttons and push. Now silent picture users have easy access to voice output!
SINGLE MESSAGE VOCAS
A keyboard and audio speaker combination without a dynamic display or visual screen. This type of keyboard sends typed text direct to an audio speaker. It can permit any phrase to be spoken without the need for a visual screen that is not always required. One simple benefit is that a talking keyboard, when used with a standard telephone or speakerphone can enable a voice impaired individual have 2 way conversation over a telephone
One is a single message button recorder with up to ten seconds of recording time. This talker is great for visual learners, it features a large picture display area and a big play button. It is very affordable, fairly durable, and easy to use.
Keyboard used to create speech over a telephone using a Text to Speech converter
Keyboard used to create speech over a telephone using a Text to Speech converter. Words, phrases or entire messages can be digitised and stored onto the device for playback to be activated by the user. This process is formally known as Voice Banking. Advantages of recorded speech include that it (a) provides natural and speech naturalness for the listener (e.g., person of the same age and gender as the AAC user can be selected to record the messages), and (b) it provides for additional sounds that may be important for the user such as laughing or whistling. Moreover, Digitized SGDs is that they provide a degree of normalcy both for the patient and for their families when they lose their ability to speak on their own
Keyboard text-to-speech generating device
Partner Four Plus
Allora 2 Speech-generating device
Fast, easy text-to-speech technology provides instant communication for literate children and adults
Go Talk 9
DYNAMIC SCREEN VOCAS
Life Hacks--Low Tech Voice Output Devices
AAC - Speech Generating Devices
Device to let people with disabilities control iPad with eyes unveiled
US-based Tobii Dynavox has unveiled TD Pilot, a communication device for people with disabilities, that allows users to control iPads with their eyes. Users will be able to use apps, type quickly and speak with a synthetic voice. TD Pilot has an eye-tracking gear, a set of stereo speakers and a small screen for displaying text.
TouchChat HD for iPad®for iPad®ouchChat HD for iPad® / iPod® / iPhone® is a full-featured communication solution for individuals who have difficulty using their natural voice. TouchChat is designed for individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, ALS, apraxia, stroke, or other conditions that affect a person’s ability to use natural speech. Please note that the WordPower suite of vocabularies is not included in this version of TouchChat.
Go Talk Express 2
The GoTalk Express is a fully functional scanning device. It also has these features: 5 recording levels, a level, and record lock, surround-message LEDs for visual prompts, an option to add a 1½ second auditory cue to any message, and the ability to seamlessly play multiple messages in sequence.
wego™ A family of speech-generating devices are ideal solutions for children and adults with communication difficulties.
Perfect at home, school, on the road or in the medical environment, the wego A speech devices are among the fastest, most powerful and flexible communication systems available! The wego A speech devices come with a wide range of options and an easy-to-learn, intuitive interface. The wego™ 5A-D is a BIG voice in a small package.
wegowrite™-D - next generation type-to-talk speech device
the wegowrite™-D with intelligent word prediction drastically improves typing speed for effortless communication.Wireless, detachable TTMT Bluetooth Speaker (SPKR) provides amplified sound in noisy environments.
Lightwriter is a switch and keyboard communication device whereby the user types out messages which are then relayed through the speakers by an automated voice. Most models on the market today have a dual screen display, one that the user can see and one that is outward facing for the person who is being communicated with to read. The Allora model, a variation of the Lightwriter by Techcess, even has a removable second screen complete with its own set of speakers. This is ideal in noisy environments, as it can be handed to the person the message is intended for, allowing for clearer communication