Creating a communication system for students with complex needs, especially those who are visually impaired or with multiple disabilities, can be challenging and time-consuming. TactileTalk Toolkit can help! It focuses on communication and literacy skills by combining tactile symbols with voice output.
TactileTalk uses Tangible Symbols to represent objects, activities, places, people and concepts, like a spoon for eating and bells for music. These objects are organized on 30 transparent overlays with borders and other symbols made with a special tactile paint. Each overlay corresponds to preprogrammed pages in the TactileTalk Communication Book using the GoTalk NOW App. Students feel the object for reference and tap the screen for a corresponding voice output. For example, tapping the bells image to play “I'd like to listen to music”. An accompanying printed TactileTalk Guidebook helps you to integrate tangible symbols into the school day, and provides examples for using this product with students with various disabilities.
Each TactileTalk Toolkit Includes 30 Overlays:
The TactileTalk Toolkit includes: GoTalk NOW app with the TactileTalk in-app Communication Book, 30 pre-made TactileTalk Overlays, and the TactileTalk Guidebook.
The TactileTalk Toolkit with iPad and GoNow Case includes everything in the TactileTalk Toolkit plus: an iPad*, GoNow Case with a cover stand and shoulder strap.*iPad is a 9th generation iPad, Space Gray, 256GB, Wi-Fi only - specifications subject to change.
If you already have the GoTalk NOW app, call to purchase the Overlays and Guidebook separately. The TactileTalk Communication Book for GoTalk NOW is available as an in-app purchase within the GoTalk NOW app.
By Dr. Betsy Flener, Vision Specialist, in collaboration with Joni Nygard, AAC expert.