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 blinktwice.com, 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!
(Hat tip: Engadget.com, blinktwice.com, axistive.com)