FAB (Frenchay Alphabet Board)
by E2L Products Limited
FAB is a unique alphabet board offering:
- Positive finger location for letter selection
- Washable and hygienic design
- Non-slip anti-bacterial rubber base
- Choice of sizes and layouts
Developed from Experience
The FAB (Frenchay Alphabet Board) has been developed in conjunction with the UK’s National Health Service to provide a patient driven solution. From years of experience Speech and Language therapists have defined their needs for a non-slip, washable, hygienic, positive location alphabet board – FAB provides all these solutions!
Who Needs It?
Any person who is literate but is unable to speak. This may be due to vocal cord damage, swallowing difficulties, tracheotomy, stroke, MS, MND, ALS, Rett syndrome, dyspraxia, Parkinson’s disease, or people with general communication problems, ventilation or speech difficulties. It is also a useful spelling device when trying to talk to people with hearing problems.
Where Can It Be Used?
FAB provides a communication solution for Nursing Homes, Day Centres, Critical Care Units, Schools, Libraries, Hospices, Private homes, Health Visitors, in fact any situation where people need to interact and vocal communication has been impaired. It is completely mobile and can be used anytime, anywhere.
FAB is available in two sizes and two layouts.
- Tabletop 310mm x 165mm x 10mm (12” x 6.5” x 0.4”)
Designed for use at home, centres or wards where there is space or where the user does not have good eyesight or pointing accuracy.
- Pocket 228mm x 108mm x 10mm (9” x 4.25” x 0.4”)
Designed as a readily portable device which is discrete and always available for mobile users. Pocket size is excellent as a backup device higher technology devices such as eye tracking or text to speech equipment. Every high tech user should have one.
For those users who are more comfortable with QWERTY keyboards, this standard keyboard arrangement is available.
- ABC Matrix
The Matrix layout provides the alphabet in sequential order (A,B,C,D,E,F….Z) which provides easy location when searching for letters and easy interpretation for the reader.
The vowels are conveniently arranged down the left hand side.
|Non-slip Base:||Closed Cell Antibacterial Neoprene|
|Cleaning Method:||Warm soapy water (also chlorine based wipes)|
|Colour:||Yellow letters on blue|
|Weight:||122g (Pocket); 258g (Tabletop)|
Other languages are available on the FAB – contact Spectronics for these options.
Videos about FAB
FAB (Frenchay Alphabet Board) is targeted at the following age ranges:
- All Ages
FAB (Frenchay Alphabet Board) is designed to foster development in the areas of:
With the closure of the Spectronics New Zealand office in Auckland on 27th June 2013, no further purchase orders can be fulfilled through this website. A range of New Zealand-based resellers, however, will be able to assist you with your order. Please visit the following link for details of the most appropriate reseller for the technologies you wish to purchase.