PolyTABLET with Persona
The PolyTABLET is a NEW approach to a very portable communication aid. The PolyTABLET is slightly larger than a portable CD player and can be accessed directly through its carrying case. Use it by touching the on-screen keyboard, an optional external keyboard, or scanning with switches. The PolyTABLET includes the popular Persona text-to-speech program that has been so well received on our Polyana-4. Persona is the text-based communication program purposely designed for literate users who need to talk. Access to the program is by the touch screen, an external keyboard, and by switches using the on-screen keyboard. Messages are clearly spoken by DECtalk speech synthesis. Formulate messages letter-by-letter, by selecting words through word completion and word prediction, and phrases via abbreviation / expansion and a phrase list. PolyTABLET is the hardware. Its light weight and small size make carrying easy by its folding carry-handle / stability stand. The audio amplifier / speaker base-pack provides exceptionally loud, clear output. A sliding volume control in front is used to set the sound output level. The Standard version allows access to a host of Pocket PC programs like Microsoft WordPad, SpreadCE, Pocket On-Schedule, Media Player, Calculator, and various Microsoft viewers for Word, Excel, PDF, Image, and PowerPoint. A built-in modem is optional. The Medical Assistance (MA) version is a dedicated Speech Generating Device that meets the requirements of various medical assistance agencies so access to the Windows programs is denied. You may request a Persona demonstration CD to try the software on a Windows PC.