Tobii Dynavox Sono Flex meets conflicting needs
For many AAC users, particularly emerging communicators with limited cognitive abilities, a variety of specific needs must be accommodated when creating a language system. A language system must be able to provide:
- Motivational quick wins through successful communication without steep learning curves, right from the start. At the same time, it must provide a long-term scaffolding system to guide growth in language development.
- Easy personalization according to the unique needs of a single user, but also with enough pre-made material to reduce the need for configuring vocabulary.
- Simple operation and the ability to add new words without cluttering up the interface or requiring long and winding navigation paths. At the same time it should provide enough contents for a user to explore and grow into.
In short, we expect the ideal language system to be simple, yet still offer a perfect level of sophistication. It must be optimized for the communication needs of today, as well as for future language development.