The Frenchay E-tran Communication Frame
The E-tran (eye-transfer) frame is a low-tech communication aid for people who have difficulty with speech.
The Alphabet features in each corner. The window enables the user and the communication partner to see each other clearly. This particular product does not have removable letters, although we do have other communication board options - item codes 51437 and 51438.
More information below.
The E-tran (eye-transfer) frame is a, low-tech communication aid for people who have difficulty with speech.
The E-Tran Frame features a central window so the sender and receiver can maintain direct eye contact and provides a "home" position for the sender to look to indicate he/she is either ready to begin or end a sentence which is very important during the communication process.
The alphabet is grouped into each of the four corners. Each of the letters is a different colour and discs of these six colours are arranged around the 'window' in the centre of the board. The 'window' enables the user and the communication partner to see each other clearly.
The frame is held by the communication partner about 18 in front of the user's face at eye-level. The user looks at the place where the letter they wish to communicate is positioned and then to the corresponding colour disc of that letter. The communication partner confirms each letter and keeps a note of what is being communicated. If appropriate they can pre-empt the word the user is building up. It is suitable for anyone who is able to move their eyes intentionally and has basic spelling skills. A consistent yes/no response does need to be established between the user and the communication partner so choices can be confirmed.
Polypropelene frame & A4 instruction card in a carrying wallet.
Please note that the letters are not removable. If you do require a communication board that does not have letters, we suggest looking at item codes 51437, 51438 which may be more suitable for your needs.