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Lightwriter AAC assistive technology

The Lightwriter SL40 Connect offers easy AAC ability.

 

 

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices come in many forms. Examples include VoicePal Levels, Communication Builder, and the Accent 1400. This week, we revisit an old friend, the Lightwriter SL40 Connect. Toby Churchall, Ltd., created this device, as we wrote about it last year. Since then, Tobii Dynavox now markets Lightwriter.

 

Lightwriter AAC assistive technology

The Lightwriter SL40 Connect offers easy AAC ability.

The Lightwriter SL40 Connect is a compact, elegant, and powerful communication device for persons who need voice (speech) output, converting text to speech. Measuring 6 in. (15 cm) x 9 in. (23 cm) x 2 in. (5 cm) and weighing under less than 2 pounds, the Lightwriter SL40 is easily portable

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The user types a message on the keyboard. Natural Selection prediction allows for faster communication. And the text is easily readable on the both the keyboard and out-facing displays, even in daylight. Lightwriter’s vocal output is via an Acapela, a range of high-quality male and female voices for many different users. Furthermore, the SL40 Connect sends and receives text messages (SMS), stores notes and contacts, and even acts as a remote control for other assistive technology devices. With its USB port, data can be backed up and saved to a thumb drive. Three available different key guards (standard, flush, and deep) accommodate the needs of diverse users; keyboard options include QWERTY and ABC. The included rechargeable nickel metal hydride battery is good for a typical day’s use.

 

The Lightwriter SL40 Connect is a compact, elegant, and powerful communication device for persons who need voice (speech) output that converts text to speech. Measuring 6 in. (15 cm) x 9 in. (23 cm) x 2 in. (5 cm) and weighing under less than 2 pounds, the Lightwriter SL40 is easily portable. And it’s all now backed by a one-year Tobii Dynavox Support360 warranty.

 

 

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Lightwriter SL40 Connect, Churchill Thomas Ltd.

 

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