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Chatterbox Communicator #2019
Communication is fundamental to success both in the classroom and in life.
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices allow a person to participate more fully in educational, daily care and social situations.
Our Chatterbox Communicator lets users interact and socialize verbally with teachers, peers, family and friends, paving the way to gaining greater independence.
The Chatterbox allows for approximately 40 seconds of recording time. And the sound quality is excellent.
This versatile communicator has been pre-drilled, so that it can be wall-mounted (hardware included) using a 7/32” drill bit, or simply placed on any flat surface.
The 4”x4” plate provides a large target area and can be activated with very little pressure. It also has a removable clear cover to protect any cards or pictures that may be used to promote visual representation, and to keep them secure when the communicator is in a vertical position.
The brightly yellow plate set against the ebony black mold provides high contrast to aid the visually impaired.
Our Chatterbox Communicators are user-friendly. The “On/Off/Volume” and “Record” control switches are located on the top of the unit, allowing easy access and quick on-the-go re-recording.
When recording there is an audible beep that signals you to start recording, and when you stop recording, there are 2 audible beeps to let you know that your recording has ended.
Chatterbox Communicators require four AA batteries (not included). We recommend using Duracell or Energizer alkaline batteries only. Other types of batteries supply lower voltage and the unit may not perform properly. Do not use rechargeable batteries and never mix old and new or different brands or types of batteries.
The battery compartments are located on each side of the unit. Remove the battery covers and install four AA batteries, paying attention to battery polarity. Replace the battery covers and secure them with the screws.
Turn the unit on by turning the “On/Off/Volume” knob clockwise.
To record, press and hold the red “RECORD” button on the top of the unit, and then press down on the yellow plate. You will hear a single beep. Continuing to press both the record button and the yellow plate as you record your information. Release the record button and the colored switch. You will hear 2 beeps, signaling the end of the recording.
To play back your message, lightly press the yellow plate and then release it. It is not necessary to apply continued pressure on the plate when listening to the message. The communicator will playback the entire message, even if pressure on the switch is released. If you do apply continued pressure to the plate, your recorded message will repeat.
The Chatterbox Communicator will retain recorded information until recorded over, even if the batteries are disconnected.
Adjust the volume level to your preference by turning the “On/Off/Volume” control.
When using cards or pictures to promote visual representation, simply remove the clear cover, place the item on the plate, and replace the cover.
If the Chatterbox Communicator does not function correctly:
- Make sure the unit is turned on and the volume is set at an audible level.
- Reset the unit. Disconnect the power by removing one of the batteries for 20 seconds. Re-install the batteries.
- If the communicator still does not function properly, replace both batteries paying close attention to polarity.
If you will not be using the Chatterbox Communicator for an extended amount of time, remove the batteries.
The Chatterbox Communicator can be wiped clean with any household multi-purpose cleaner and disinfectant.
Do not use abrasive cleaners as they may scratch the surface.
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This specialized device has been developed for use by people with disabilities.
It should not be used without prior knowledge and consent of a guardian or professional who is qualified to assess the abilities and limitations of the individual using the device.