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Volume 14, No. 4, Fall 2006

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Just Arrived at an ATRC Near You!

tango! is a new communication device by Blink Twice, a sister company of AbleNet, Inc. It comes with a built-in camera, voice-morphing technology, and is ergonomically designed with a combination of hard and soft buttons. Other features include scanning, and an SD card slot plus expansion slots for future use with features such as WiFi, Bluetooth, and cell phone. tango! incorporates state-of-the-art sound design that allows voices to be heard even in noisy environments.

Photo of tango! by Blink Twice

The tango! also offers a new approach to communication, called Language Streams, developed in conjunction with many of the field's leading professionals, including Pati King-DeBaun, Karen Erickson, Caroline Musselwhite, and Linda Burkhart. This innovative language structure allows users to have efficient access to thousands of useful phrases, while still allowing for word-by-word sentence generation and spelling for times when more specific language is required.

To learn more about this product, visit the Blink Twice website at The website offers an on-line demo of the product's key functions.

Photo of FL4SH by AbleNet, Inc.AbleNet, Inc. recently announced its newest AAC device, the FL4SH. Using static display technology, this four-location voice output communication device teaches scanning to users through a systematic approach to language. Its exclusive frame lighting feature provides motivational visual feedback for direct selectors and scanners alike.

FL4SH includes activities specifically created for educators and students who are beginning to explore the process of communication and motor planning necessary for successful scanning. The device features three distinct scanning modes, and also offers auditory scanning. It boasts an adjustable viewing angle and automatic overlay detection. For more information, visit the AbleNet website at  

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