communication aid bag

The V Pen and Voice Symbol Software

A Trabasack Mini Connect is a great lapdesk for your communication aids

Voice Symbol Software gives you the opportunity to create talking pictures activated by the simple touch of a V Pen. With this software you can actually design and print your own ‘talking paper’, communication boards and books, which can be accessed through the innovative V Pen.  At Trabasack, we believe this pioneering technology is extremely revolutionary and the range of products available complement the V Pen is vast.

The V Pen itself is a radical new AAC learning support device which generates speech. It generates speech through reading sound codes from printer paper materials, thus creating the ‘talking paper’ that was previously mentioned, as well as communication boards and materials for teaching. This video shows the range of vocabulary that the V Pen can access

Attach communication cards to the versatile “Connect” surface

The V Pen is very easy to use and you simply touch the picture that corresponds with your thought to create the spoken voice. The communication boards are extremely useful for anybody who has reduced speech capabilities or is non-verbal and even better, they are a perfect fit for the Trabasack Mini Connect, which can be used as a tray to hold your communication board or cards. Using your Trabasack Mini Connect as a supportive lap tray whilst using your V Pen will mean you can easily access and touch the symbols at any given time.

The other important point to mentioned with the Trabasack Mini Connect is its “Connect” surface which acts as a great base for Velcro hooks meaning you can attached any laminated voice symbol software materials to your Trabasack and then you can access them more easily. Using your Trabasack Mini Connect in conjunction with your V Pen means you can communicate with ease.

A range of V – Pen products and bundles are available from Ability World.

Using your Trabasack Mini Connect at an iTalk2 Bag

Using your Trabasack Mini Connect as an iTalk2 Bag

An iTalk2 Communication Aid

An iTalk2 is a very popular communication aid used in classrooms across the country and it’s a great way of helping people with limited communication or non-verbal individuals decide between two activities or simply saying yes or no. Such an essential piece of kit needs to be kept safe and this can be achieved with a Trabasack Mini Connect iTalk2 bag. The Trabasack Mini Connect is perfectly designed for keeping your iTalk2 safe and means it won’t be at risk from any damage.

The iTalk2 is an extremely simple piece of equipment which rests on angled base which further increases accessibility. It allows for two minutes of recording time and includes to Snap Switch Caps which allows for the individual using the device to make their choices. The Trabasack Mini Connect is also a great platform from which the device can be accessed. The Trabasack Mini Connect includes a lap tray surface on one side and a soft beanbag cushion on the other which means it can rest comfortably in the lap and be used as a level surface for the iTalk2.

The Trabasack Mini Connect also benefits from the Connect surface on its tray. This

Trabasack Mini Connect iTalk Bag

means that the surface is particularly receptive to Velcro hooks and so you can attach items to the surface and be assured they won’t roll off or fall and be damaged. This makes the trabasack very useful for switch mounting, especially for children using buggies or wheelchairs. When using your Trabasack Mini Connect as a iTalk2 bag, there are multiple carry options available. You can strap it to your back, around your waist or use its carry handles to use it like a briefcase, this is entirely you decision. However you decide to carry it, you can be assured that your iTalk2 is fully protected and secure.

The below video gives some more info about the iTalk2 and its functionality:

The italk2 is available from Liberator UK, who also stock trabasack and a range of other switches and communication aids.

Trabasack Mini Connect: The perfect Go Talk Bag

Trabasack Mini Connect: The perfect Go Talk Bag

The Go Talk 4+ device

Go Talk is an AAC device which is both intuitive and powerful and if you’re the owner, you’ll want a protective Go Talk Bag. Without being difficult to use, the Go Talk provides a number of simple options so communication can be made and helps the user ensure they get across the message they want. Extremely durable, the Go Talk models are a brilliant “entry level” communication device, for those just getting to grips with AAC technology or need an easy to use device to get across simple messages.

Go Talk devices are renowned for their durability but if you have invested in one, it is important to treat it with respect and provide an appropriate Go Talk bag for when you’re on your travels or taking it from home to school or work. The Trabasack Mini Connect is the best Go Talk Bag option on the market because it has two functionalities and is specifically designed to house communication devices and keeps them secure.

Trabasack Mini Connect Go Talk Bag

The Trabasack Mini Connect is the right Go Talk bag for you, because it can be used as both a bag space and a functional lap tray from which you can access and utilise your Go Talk device. The Trabasack Mini Connect has a Go Talk bag space that’s really spacious and provides all the support and security your device will need. Equally, you can carry your Trabasack Mini Connect in a variety of ways including on your back or as a briefcase, which adds a further flexibility to it. The other great function of the Trabasack Mini Connect is its tray surface. You can use the tray when you’re out and about to rest your Go Talk on and you can also use it to communicate from. The Connect surface means that you can attach and secure items to the surface of the Trabasack Mini Connect, using Velcro Hooks.

The Trabasack Mini Connect is the perfect Go Talk bag and competitors don’t even come close. For more information about Go Talk, watch this informational video discussing their devices:


Trabasack Mini: the perfect Inclusive Slate bag

Trabasack Mini: the perfect Inclusive Slate bag

The Inclusive Slate in action

The Inclusive Slate is a innovative and revolutionary piece of equipment and what’s more it’s affordable, accessible and easy to use. If you are lucky enough to own an Inclusive Slate, chances are you want to keep it safe and protect it from any potential damage. In addition to this, you want to be able to easily access it wherever you may be. With the Trabasack Mini, you can have both these functions in one product.

With a Trabasack Mini you get both a perfectly functional tablet bag for your Inclusive Slate and also a lap tray surface from which you can use and access it whenever you require. As an Inclusive Slate bag, the Trabasack Mini is a great choice because it’s the perfect size, looks great and can be carried in various different ways. These multiple carry options give you much more flexibility and you can choose to wear it as a backpack or as a messenger bag. As the Inclusive Slate is extremely lightweight and smaller than a piece of paper, it makes sense to protect it appropriately and with a Trabasack Mini bag you can do this.

Trabasack Mini Connect Inclusive Slate bag

The Trabasack Mini has another valuable function in its lap tray surface. This lap tray surface means you can use your Inclusive Slate wherever you are and as it is promoted for as a communication aid for struggling readers and writers, using your Inclusive Slate on a Trabasack Mini in a classroom is ideal. The Trabasack Mini surface is lipped which means your Inclusive Slate won’t slide off the edge and if you choose to use a Trabasack Mini Connect, the additional ‘Connect’ surface has an added benefit. With the ‘Connect’ surface, you can attach anything, including your Inclusive Slate, to your Trabasack Mini using Velcro hooks.

This gives a full product description and shows some of the great functions of the Inclusive Slate:

Introducing the new Lightwriter Swift

Introducing the new Lightwriter Swift

A closer look at the new Lightwriter Swift

Toby Churchill Ltd, the innovative creators of the original Lightwriter, have launched an updated model this year and we’d like to give it a full introduction. The Lightwriter Swift is a brand newly designed and portable AAC device, the smallest device of its type in the world. Achieving text-to-speech communication from this small portable device could not be easier and to show off its quality, give consumers a chance to give it a test drive and so its manufacturers can answer your questions, the Lightwriter Swift is going on tour in January 2012.

In January, consumers will have the chance to try out the new Lightwriter Swift in four locations across the UK and it also gives you the chance to pose any questions to representatives of Toby Churchill Ltd including any feedback you may have about the new product. As well as touring the UK, the Lightwriter Swift will also be at ATIA 2012 in Orlando, giving the US market a chance to see the quality of this new innovative design.

During each UK tour stop, a designated Swift Café will be open from 10am until 8pm giving you plenty of time to put across any questions you may have and get a good feel for this new piece of kit. During the day Toby Churchill Ltd will also schedule three designated Lightwriter Swift Launch seminars giving you the chance to see it in action from the perspective of someone who knows the product inside out. To register for one of these Lightwriter Swift seminars you can do it online.

A Trabasack Mini acts as a level surface for your Lightwriter

The Lightwriter Swift is going to make communication on the go even simpler and remember, the Trabasack Mini is perfectly designed to hold and protect your Lightwriter device when not in use and acts as a great level platform when you’re chatting or asking a question. Toby Churchill Ltd stocks our Trabasack Mini model and testify that it is a great choice for protecting and using your Lightwriter.

Using your Trabasack Mini as a Lightwriter Bag

Use your Trabasack Mini as a Lightwriter Bag

The Trabasack Mini is the perfect size for s Lightwriter SL40

Finding the right bag for your Lightwriter can be difficult. As your Lightwriter is obviously an essential and expensive piece of equipment you use for daily communication, you need to be sure the bag you use to store is able to keep it safe, secure and intact. With a Trabasack Mini or Trabasack Mini Connect, you will have no trouble keeping your Lightwriter in top condition and also be able to access it for communication as and when you require.

Your Trabasack Mini is the ideal Lightwriter Bag as its both compact and functional. It’s designed to hold all manner of devices and keeps them secure in its spacious bag compartment and if you want to utilise the Trabasack Mini’s tray surface, you’ll find it is the perfect size for a Lightwriter SL40, which means you can keep your Lightwriter on a secure and level surface when you have something to say. Additionally, if you opt to have the ‘Connect’ surface on your Trabasack Mini, your Lightwriter can be secured with Velcro hooks so there is no risk of it falling or getting damaged. This is a particularly good option for anybody who experiences tremors or physical tics.

The Trabasack Mini is designed to be comfortable on your back as a rucksack as well as on your lap as a tray but can also be carried in other ways. It can be carried as a messenger bag, like a briefcase and its long detachable carry straps can be used to make a waist strap too.

At Trabasack, we understand how essential equipment such as your Lightwriter can be and this is exactly why we have designed products like the Trabasack Mini to ensure you can keep your most valuable possessions safe and sound in a perfectly designed Lightwriter Bag. The second tray function of the Trabasack just makes it even more practical as you can access your Lightwriter whenever you need.

 Below is a video looking more in depth in Lightwriters and their benefits:

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