Equipment Used

CENMAC loan equipment, as well as make recommendations, and below is a sample of communication, computer access and inclusive equipment.

Communication

Go Talk AAC device

We use a range of Switches to aid communication, allowing the user to record a message or series of messages, with levels allowing for different categories. These include but are not limited to;

We provide iPads and iPad Pros with an extensive range of apps and software to aid communication and access.

Go Talk: A battery operated speech output device with carry handle. This comes in different sizes Pocket, 4+, 9+ and 20+ . This is great introduction to a communication device with different layers and a selection of core words on each layer.
www.inclusive.co.uk

The VoiceAid – Voice Amplifier Kit is designed for people with dysphonic, hypophonic, and other conditions resulting in damage to vocal cords. It assists by enhancing even the faintest of voices, preventing strain on the voice box and will maintain volume and clarity with minimal effort required by the user.

We use a range of Smartbox devices developed to help disabled people to communicate and be independent.

We use a range of Liberator devices in order to enable non-verbal individuals the opportunity to communicate spontaneously.

We use a range of Techcess devices dedicated to helping people with little or no clear speech communicate more effectively.

We use a range of Tobii Dynavox devices for individuals with disabilities and special needs who require AAC.

The Logan ProxPad: a powerful device which enables communication for a wide range of users. The unique Touch or Swipe action on the ProxPAD makes communication easy for children and adults with speech and language difficulties. Young children who are still developing their language skills, as well as users who have limited hand function can all benefit from using the ProxPAD.

Computer Access

eye gaze
big keyboard

Eye gaze: This allows the user to use their eyes as the computer mouse. It will require additional software and can allow users from early cause and effect to full computer control.
thinksmartbox.com

Big Keys Keyboard: We use a range of different keyboards from extra large to small and wireless. Big Keys keyboards come in lower and uppercase and high visibility.
www.inclusive.co.uk

We use a range of  Switches in various shapes and sizes to aid computer access. These include but are not limited to;

We use a range of mounts and stands to attach equipment to tables, the floor, wheelchairs and wheelchair tables to allow easy and comfortable access for the user.

large top and large mouse

Joystick Mouse and Trackerballs: Control the mouse on screen via a joy stick and use buttons to left, right click and a latching drag lock button. We use an extensive range of joy stick controls or trackerballs.
unitsofsound.com
www.inclusive.co.uk

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NaturalPoint’s SmartNav 4 is a reliable and accurate, hands-free mouse alternative that allows complete control of a computer by naturally moving the head.

We use a range of adapted mice to aid computer access. These include but are not limited to;

Inclusive

scanning pen

Scanning Pens: A portable, pocket sixed device which reads text out loud in English, French and Spanish. It has a Dictionary function as well as a voice recorder and can scan text straight into a word document via USB cable.
www.scanningpens.com

The RNIB PenFriend3 allows the user to use their voice to record labels for a range of items around your home, at school or at work. The RNIB PenFriend 3 is easy to use and can store up to 250 hours of recordings.

The Prodigi Connect 12 is a powerful tool for low-vision users. It combines a high-performance digital magnifier with the versatility of a tablet, allows ease of use and integrated access to newspapers or magazines from online libraries and can be used at home, at work, in education or on the go.

No Isolation’s AV1 robot is a distance learning avatar that makes it possible for children and young adults with long-term illness to take part at school via an app on their phone or tablet.

Cosmo is an award-winning system that changes the way that early years learners and young people with SEN train their physical, cognitive and communication skills. It has 14+ activities designed by teachers, and occupational, physical and speech & language therapists.

We provide computers, including Microsoft Surface Pros and Lenovo Thinkpads, with a range of software to aid access to the curriculum.