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Communicator 5

Communicator 5

Communicator 5

Overview

  • Overview
  • Why it's unique
  • Resources
  • Accessible Apps
  • Specifications

You're in charge

Communicator 5 is a text-based communication software that empowers people with speech and language disabilities to efficiently convert text and symbols into clear speech. It also offers control of their computer, phone and home environment, plus a suite of popular social media and entertainment apps.

Tobii Dynavox  Communicator 5 communication software featured on an AAC device
Tobii Dynavox Synthetic speech icon

Speech output

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Multiple access methods

Tobii Dynavox Simple icon

Simple

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Windows access

Customized, convenient & flexible

Communicator 5 is designed for literate individuals with complex communication needs such as ALS, MS and cerebral palsy.

Woman using Communicator 5 on a Tobii Dynavox SGD

Customized

Personalize Communicator 5 by choosing between text or symbol use, male or female child and adult voices, and access via touch, eye gaze, scanning, switch & more.


Convenient

Designed to make life easier for your entire communication team with a built-in step-by-step set up guide, easy editing tools and an unlimited number of profiles.

 Teen talking to his mother using Tobii Dynavox Communicator 5

Flexible

Access rich communication options such as ABC and Qwerty keyboard layouts, the Sono Suite of vocabularies, and symbol sets including PCS, Symbolstix, Bliss and Metacom. You can even access Windows, e-mail, text messaging and more.

Devices compatible with Communicator 5

Tobii Dynavox I-13/ I-16 assistive technology device featuring Communicator 5

I-Series

A fast, light, durable gaze-enabled speech generating device, featuring the world's #1 eye tracker.


Tobii Dynavox I-110 AAC device featuring Communicator 5

I-110

An ultra-durable touch screen speech generating device designed for effective communication on the go.  

What makes Communicator 5 unique?

It offers maximum flexibility and depth of communication with both text or symbols.

Tobii Dynavox AAC devices featuring Communicator 5 and Tobii Dynavox

Independence and efficiency

Designed to put you in charge and help you say what's on your mind more quickly.

Example of the Communicator 5 interface

Text communication

Literate communicators can express themselves more naturally with a built-in dictionary, word and phrase prediction, stored phrases and access to many high-quality synthetic voice options. It's also possible to record your own voice with message banking, for the ability to say "I love you" with emotion. Whichever voice you choose, you can project it as you type for conversations in real time.


Symbol communication

Symbol communicators can develop literacy skills with access to core words, topic-based vocabulary and a keyboard to encourage exploration of letters, words and sounds, with the ability to delete symbols as literacy skills develop.

Tobii Dynavox Communicator 5 AAC software featuring SymbolStix

Example of an eye-gaze accessible keyboard on Communicator 5 AAC software

Efficient keyboards

Enjoy multilingual communication with the ability to switch between language keyboards. Adjust for preferred eye gaze speed on buttons, keyboards and predictive text. Express yourself more quickly with stored and abbreviated commonly-used phrases. And choose from keyboards designed specifically to match different access methods.


Social communication

Communicate with colleagues, friends and family by using ready-made page sets and functions for chat and e-mail, and sending and receiving SMS/MMS messages.

SMS and chat functions on Communicator 5 AAC software

Communicator 5 environmental controls for TV

Environment control

Program and control infrared-enabled devices in your home such as TVs, DVDs, toys, adjustable beds, doors and lights.


Windows access

Gain access to the Windows environment via Windows Mouse, which allows eye gaze and scanning control of the cursor to perform mouse actions, access the keyboard from a page set, and use social media and more via web browser.

Communicator 5 screenshot showing Windows Mouse

Ecosystem of support

Communicator 5 comes with a comprehensive set of resources to guide you and your communication team.

 Tobii Dynavox I-110 AAC device featuring Communicator 5 software


Teacher using Tobii Dynavox ALL with student
ALL logo

Accessible Literacy Learning (ALL)

An evidence-based program focused on basic reading skills for people with communication disabilities.


myTobiiDynavox

A free, cloud-based resource for backing up your customized Tobii Dynavox apps and connecting and sharing among your communication team.

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 Woman delivering a Tobii Dynavox training session to an audience

Training

Discover our training resources, including how-to videos and recorded webinars on using and getting the most from Communicator.

Accessible Apps

Unlock the full experience of leading web tools using your preferred access method. Stay connected on social media, stream music and videos, and stay informed and organized completely independently with Accessible Apps - a key feature of Communicator 5 when used on an I-Series.

Tobii Dynavox I-Series featuring Communicator 5 Accessible Apps homescreen

Take a tour

From Facebook to Spotify to Youube and more, find out which popular web apps and services are available and how they work on Communicator 5 Accessible Apps.

Be social & connected

Use the most popular social media and messaging platforms completely independently via eye gaze, scanning or any other interaction method available on an I-13 or I-16 device.


Tobii Dynavox Accessible Facebook from Communicator 5 Accessible Apps

Accessible Facebook

Register, log in, search, add friends, post, comment, like, add emojis and play or pause videos that catch your interest.


Accessible Facebook Messenger

Stay in touch in real time by sending and receiving messages and making audio or video calls. Search contacts, navigate and scroll through chats, and send messages with text, voice, sticker or emoji.

Tobii Dynavox Accessible Facebook Messenger from Communicator 5 Accessible Apps

Tobii Dynavox Accessible Intsagram from Communicator 5 Accessible Apps

Accessible Instagram

Browse for inspiration, scroll, search, explore hashtags, create your own posts or stories, like and comment with text or emojis.


Accessible WhatsApp

Stay in touch in real time by sending and receiving messages by text, photo, voice or emoji. Search and scroll through contacts and easily create group chats.

Tobii Dynavox Accessible WhatsApp from Communicator 5 Accessible Apps

Tobii Dynavox Accessible SMS Android Messages

Accessible SMS Android Messages  

Access messages on an Android phone by searching for and starting chats. Send messages using text, pictures, emojis and more. Scroll, browse and select messages and have contact names read aloud.

Model

Tobii Dynavox Communicator 5 logo

Tobii Dynavox Communicator 5


System Requirements

Operating System

Communicator 5 runs on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft:

  • Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Processor

1.8 GHz or faster x86- or x64-bit Processor

Memory (RAM)

2.0 GB RAM

Hard Disk

3 GB available

Display

800 x 600 or higher resolution,
1020 x 786 is recommended


Compatibility

Eye tracker

PCEye
PCEye Plus
PCEye Mini
EyeMobile Plus
I-Series
I-Series+

 

Browser

Mozilla Firefox 31 or newer

Software

Computer Control
Windows Control
Classic Tobii Gaze Interaction Software

Languages

Chinese (simplified)
Danish
Dutch
English US/UK
Finnish
French
German
Italian
Norwegian (Bokmål)
Polish
Portuguese (BR)
Swedish
Spanish
Spanish (MX)