Monday, March 27, 2006

Let's tango!

Just prior to CSUN, we heard from the AbleNet rep that AbleNet was going to be unveiling two new AAC devices. I had seen pictures of the FLASH, which I'll post on tomorrow, but I had only heard rumors of a high-end AAC device that would be AbleNet's first venture into higher end aug-comm.

Introducing the tango! Developed in partnership with, the tango! has a lot of amazing features. It has a built-in camera (with flash), new symbol-set, scanning capabilities, and thousands of pre-made pages. Linda Burkhart, Caroline Musselwhite, Pati King-DeBaun, Karen Erickson, and others were involved in the development of this device.

And it looks really cool.

See? What did I tell you? And it gets even better!

The tango! allows an adult programmer to record their voice, and morph it into the voice of a young boy or girl. You can access vocabulary via the symbols, or hook up a USB keyboard for text-to-speech.

Wow. I could go on and on, but check out the AbleNet website to take a long look at the tango!

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