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Xpress is an ultra-portable, dynamic display, communication device. Due to its small size and powerful InterAACt language framework - Xpress fits easily into the lives of children and adults who require communication support and are on the go.

What is InterAACt?

InterAACt is the language framework used on all DynaVox devices that allows individuals with speech and language disabilities to successfully communicate, develop high level language skills and express themselves. InterAACt provides the messages needed to say what you want, how you want and when you want! InterAACt uses familiar communication environments that are natural. Many language systems provide the tools for basic communication, but InterAACt provides everything you need for complete communication and self-expression.

How does InterAACt work on Xpress?

The small screen of Xpress showcases the true power of InterAACt - one can communicate quickly and efficiently across a range of topics and subjects with ease and precision using InterAACt. Xpress allows an individual with complex communication needs to successfully communicate, develop higher level language skills and express themselves in everyday activities. The language found on Xpress provides highly interactive and social messages needed to participate in familiar communication settings.

What are the key factors that drive InterAACt on Xpress?

1. Age Relevance

InterAACt on Xpress offers children and adults a wide range of content specific to their communication needs that is appropriate for their age group.

Xpress offers communication pages for:

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
Children
Children
Teens
Teens
Adults
Adults

2. Communication Environment

InterAACt pays particular attention to the places where people communicate. InterAACt on Xpress offers home, school, work and other communication pages to support everyday situations where social interactions occur.

Child, News for School Page
Child, News for School Page
Teen Home Page, Community
Teen Home Page, Community
Adult Home Page
Adult Home Page

3. Communication Ability

Each of us has different abilities. Xpress' InterAACt framework supports natural language growth to develop skills for those that need them. InterAACt on Xpress also features content for those that have language ability and need quick access to keyboards and vocabulary based pages to build sentences.

Child Keyboard, Learning to Spell
Child Keyboard, Learning to Spell
Teen, Shapes, Word Lists
Teen, Shapes, Word Lists
Adult, QWERTY Keyboard
Adult, QWERTY Keyboard

Ultimate Communication Everyday

The power of InterAACt lies in the common elements that support continuity and progression across age and independence levels. InterAACt supports communication and language by maintaining these common elements in all page sets across the framework spectrum.

1. InterAACt is efficient.

InterAACt on Xpress includes Topic Pages and Quickfires that encourage successful day-to-day interaction by making use of preprogrammed words, re-usable phrases and sentences that support fast and efficient communication.

Child Quickfires Page
Child Quickfires Page
Teen Topics Page
Teen Topics Page
Adult Quickfires Page
Adult Quickfires Page

2. InterAACt is precise.

Precision elements facilitate the development and use of higher level language ability. Xpress provides single word vocabulary in the form of core words and word lists. Xpress also offers a selection of keyboards to support high-level language use from children to adults.

Child Word Lists
Child Word Lists
Teen Word Lists
Teen Word Lists
Adult Core Words
Adult Core Words

3. InterAACt is organized.

All communication pages found within InterAACt offer a consistent button layout strategy which promotes motor learning. Due to the fact that InterAACt is the exclusive language framework found on all DynaVox devices, the common progression across all age and communication ability levels will support the individual's effortless transition to their next DynaVox device.

Xpress's Teen Home, Numbers and Question pages all have a consistent layout and organizational structure. This provides familiarity across pages. Time is spent learning new vocabulary and not spent hunting for the home page button (it's in the right hand corner throughout the teen user page set).

Teen Home Page
Teen Home Page
Teen Numbers Page
Teen Numbers Page
Teen Questions Page
Teen Questions Page

4. InterAACt can be customized.

InterAACt on Xpress offers ease of use through flexible and intuitive customization tools such as symbol libraries, new page creation templates and digital image importing. Edit Xpress pages on your PC with Xpress Design Software.

Xpress Design Software
Xpress Design Software
Xpress Modify Button Menu
Xpress Modify Button Menu
Xpress Photo Album
Xpress Photo Album: Upload your
pictures and share your experiences

5. InterAACt provides connections to the world.

Xpress offers a host of benefits for those looking to reach out to their world. The optional Web Browser allows web pages to be viewed on the Xpress' spacious 5-inch screen. A video player plays back movies to support communication and enhance interactions. With Xpress' built-in WiFi® and IR capabilities, one can control their TV and other wireless enabled devices, providing control over their environment.

Xpress is ready to playback your videos and music.
Xpress is ready to playback
your videos and music.
Xpress acts like your remote...
Xpress acts like your remote.
Control your TV, Stereo and other
infrared appliances with ease.
Take control of your computer...
Take control of your computer
with the Xpress and the AccessIT
BlueTooth® accessory.

All of the five common elements found within InterAACt work together to create a robust and complete communication system on Xpress. This multi-dimensional approach to communication on all DynaVox products ensures that individuals have the right words for the right situation and the right tools to develop new or maintain existing language and literacy skills.


If you are looking for communication device capabilities similar to Xpress, but its small size and ultra-portability do not fit your user's access needs, please see DynaVox Maestro, Vmax+, EyeMax or DynaWrite 2.0.

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