A justification report on why this App most suits the participants needs will be requested by FlexEquip from the assessing health professional for consideration for approval to provide.
If in App switch scanning is required a switch interface and switch is also required.
Items may vary from Illustration. Limits apply. FlexEquip items are loaned or rented for short to medium-term use. The returned items are checked and cleaned according to a strict cleaning protocol by FlexEquip staff prior to subsequent loan or rental.
A high-tech portable touch screen communications device designed for people who need a mobile communication device with a screen larger than a mobile phones yet smaller than a laptop.
Preloaded with communication App Predictable which is, a text-to-speech App used to assist people who have difficulties speaking. Within this app screen scanning and switch scanning available for those users who have both limited speech and limited or no arm movement.
Preloaded with Apps: Predictable
Charger + USB charging cord
Touch screen operated
Wi-fi, cellular and Bluetooth access
Switch accessible when paired with a switch interface
Ability to download a variety of apps to suit each user’s needs
Portable and lightweight
Camera – face-to-face communication with certain apps
Dual display – landscape and portrait.
Word prediction- self-learning of new words and contexts
Choice of 9 voices
Easy to use category folders to store quick phrases or prepared messages
IOS compatible voices
Can use your voice-banked voice from ModelTalker or Acapela My-own-voice
3 changeable access options without losing phrases if hand function is deteriorating
Direct screen touch
onscreen keyboard scanning with touch screen
onscreen keyboard switch scanning
scanning is accessible via Bluetooth connection of a switch box + switch/es
The iPad is touch screen operated. To use this device the user swipes or taps their finger on the screen, this provides directions to the device. The iPad will recognise the pads of the fingertips not the fingernail. To enter, the user types a 6-digit passcode which is customisable allowing protection of information. Apps can be downloaded from the App Store through your own iTunes account
Each iPad supplied will be preloaded with a communication app that has been assessed as being suitable for the participants needs.
To protect the apps already preloaded on the iPad upon delivery deletion of apps has been disabled in the restriction’s settings.
On return the iPad is restored to factory settings before allocated for reissue.
To use Predictable, the user types onto an on-screen keyboard. This app can be accessed with three different controls: direct touch, touch anywhere scanning and switch access scanning. Using the scanning mode, a person with limited hand mobility can select a letter or action from the on-screen keyboard when the row or column required is highlighted by either touching anywhere on the device screen or by using a switch to make the selection for communication. To use the switch with the device a switch interface device is required.
If a problem arises with the App:
close out of the app by pressing the home button
double click home button and a zoomed out version of app will appear