Communicator 5

Communication software that converts text and symbols into clear speech and offers computer and phone access, plus control of the home environment.

Communicator 5 is a comprehensive text and symbol-based AAC solution offering efficient, flexible communication for people with a wide range of language disabilities. It converts text and symbols into clear speech with a variety of voice options for more natural communication. Can be used with multiple access methods including eye gaze and touch. Includes independent use of Windows, e-mail, phone and control of the home environment. Enables use of popular tools such as Facebook, Netflix and Whatsapp via Accessible Apps when used on an I-13 or I-16 device. Available on select Windows and Tobii Dynavox devices.

Product no: 12004322

Tobii Dynavox Communicator 5 is designed to enable independence for a wide range of individuals with language disabilities by converting text and symbols into clear speech and offering tools for Windows access, e-mail, text messaging, telephone, ECU and more.

The Power to fulfill my potential:


Personalize with your choice of:

  • Homepage and pageset content
  • Text or symbol use (or both)
  • Male and female child and adult voices
  • Access via touch, eye gaze, scanning, switch, headmouse, mouse click, mouse dwell, and joystick


Designed to help the entire communication team with:

  •  A built-in step-by-step set up guide
  • Easy editing tools to personalize content
  • Unlimited number of profiles


Rich communication options such as: 

  • A variety of keyboard layouts including ABC and Qwerty
  • Integration of the Sono Suite of vocabularies with content designed for both emergent and literate communicators
  • Well-known symbol sets including Symbolstix, PCS, Bliss and Metacom

More efficient communication for all

For emerging communicators to literate adults, Communicator 5 comes with language content designed to match every AAC need., You can customize content through easy-to-use editing tools and communicate via text or symbols, as well as high quality speech for face-to-face communication.

With a modern user interface, improved workflows, smart functions and easy access for caregivers, you can keep language up to date and communicate more efficiently than ever before.

Designed for the Tobii Dynavox I-Series (I-13 & I-16) and Indi, Communicator works on Windows computers running Windows 7 or newer. It is not yet compatible with the next generation Windows Control (2.0). But it is coming soon and we will make sure you hear about it.

Up and running in minutes

Get started in no time, with the built-in setup guide. Start by selecting one of the predefined user levels, a voice, and a desired input method. Communicator will then create a home page that is pre-populated with industry best practice techniques, clinical, robust, and research-based content as well as relevant page sets.

For personalization and growth, you can remove or edit existing page sets to perfectly match your skills and desires. You can also change the background color of the homepage to better suit your personality as well as easily modify your settings.

Supports all input methods

Use Communicator 5 regardless of your preferred input method. The software supports direct input via touch screen, which has been significantly improved with Windows 8/10, as well as mouse click, mouse dwell, joystick, or head mouse. You can also use gaze interaction together with the Tobii Dynavox I-Series and I-Series+.

If you require feedback before making a selection, use auditory prompts, and if your personal needs change over the day, simply switch between input methods.  For example, use touch input in the morning and gaze interaction in the afternoon.

Ideal for single and multiple users

With support for an unlimited number of user profiles on the same device, Communicator 5 is ideal for schools, assessment centers, and care facilities where several users might share the same system. It also works great for single users who might want to have different settings depending on the time of day.

Speak with your recorded messages

With Communicator 5.4 you can now use all kinds of recorded messages from Tobii Dynavox Message Banking, as well as external libraries, to be spoken out if the content corresponds to the recorded message. Say “How are you doing?” with your own voice, even after you lose it - through Communicator. When the option “Use Recorded Messages” is enabled, the message windows content is spoken with your recorded words.


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Communication for symbol users

Tobii Dynavox Communicator Symbol pageset screendump

For those unable to read or write, Tobii Dynavox Communicator 5 lets you use symbols or pictures to support your communication. Symbol pages from the Sono Suite are included and are a great way to begin using the software. With the built-in grammar functions, even symbol users can conjugate verbs and adjectives, thereby aiding language learning.

Included with Communicator 5 are over 15,000 communication SymbolStix symbols that enable people of all ages to communicate clearly and understandably. Communicator 5 also supports other standard-format communication symbol and picture libraries, such as Picture Communication Symbols (PCS). You can also import your own photos and pictures from the computer or use the built in camera to take snapshots.

Customize and edit your buttons freely

The quick menu lets you edit buttons fast and easy. You can hide/unhide certain buttons, providing a great learning pathway for emerging communicators. Additionally, you are able to adjust the button font size all across the whole pageset, making the text gradually more important.

Advantages for literate users

Tobii Dynavox Communicator 5 screendump of a pageset for literate usersFor literate users, a built-in dictionary, frequency-based word prediction, as well as access to the Windows desktop and applications helps improve accuracy. By using “My Phrases”, you can also store and quickly access commonly used expressions and phrases, based on categories such as “at work”, and “at the movies”.

Convenient text communication and high quality voices

Click on the message window or speech button and a clear and understandable voice, specific to your language, age , and gender, speaks. Communicator 5 comes with high quality voices from Acapela and even lets you speak-as-you-type.

Download and organize your pagesets

You are able to move old Communicator 4 pagesets over to Communicator 5 or get inspired by our community PageSet Central. There you can download pagesets from other users, parents, special education teachers and SLPs for free. Once you have imported your pagesets you can select, copy and delete multiple pages within the Edit Page Set Mode.

Type more efficiently

In Communicator 5 there is a consistent keyboard layout regardless of which page set you are in. Using the most comfortable keyboard layout will help you type more efficiently. 

Additional features are:

  • Generate an entire keyboard using smart buttons. This lets you easily change keyboard language or shift between QWERTY, ABC or scan-optimized layouts.
  • The quick talk feature enables you to spontaneously reply to a question or conversation while writing a longer text with the keyboard. After the quick reply, you can return to your text document and continue writing.
  • Communicator 5 keyboards incorporate auditory feedback when a key is clicked and the possibility to customize the dwell time, letting you type faster, or slower, should you want to.

Dramatically increase typing speeds

 Increase your typing speed with the brand new function “dwell-free typing ”. Simply let your gaze sweep over the letters that form the words you want to write. With great accuracy, Communicator 5 knows what you want to write.

Not only does Communicator 5 give you access to the functionality within the software itself, but it also gives you control over the Windows environment. This means that you can control Windows applications that are not part of Communicator via the Communicator Windows keyboard and Tobii Dynavox Gaze Interaction Software.

Use Communicator 5 with the latest Windows operating system with updates that bring even more new features. Communicator works on computers running Microsoft® Windows 7, 8 or Windows 10.

Windows keyboard

Send any text or keystroke combinations using the universal on-screen keyboard to an open Windows application for quick and easy navigation.

Tobii Dynavox Communicator Screendump

Communicator 5 on-screen Windows keyboards are designed to work side by side with Gaze Selection and Mouse Emulation, with the same keyboard layout in Communicator, providing unparalleled access to Windows applications.

Mouse emulation and gaze selection

Tobii Dynavox Gaze Selection and the Function OverlayReplace the traditional mouse cursor with your gaze through a supported eye tracker, like the one in the Tobii Dynavox I-13 and I-16. The award winning Gaze Selection software makes it possible to control your desktop, or any other application, through an intuitive two-step process that reduces the risk of unwanted clicks. This gives you more relaxed computer access and the ability to hit smaller targets.

Mouse emulation for switch users

Set up your Switch-scan solutions in a variety of ways using one or two switches. As a switch user, the mouse emulation features enable you to hit any clickable element and to control the standard Windows environment, moving beyond communication pages to a new level of functionality.

Steve is staying connected with family with his I-Seres+ device

Tobii Dynavox Communicator helps you stay social in many different ways. Keep in contact with family, friends and co-workers by using all forms of electronic communication and at your own discretion. You can also use Communcator to control IR-enabled devices such as your TV or opening and closing doors.

More than face-to-face communication

Tobii Dynavox Communicator 5 and social media screenshot

Go beyond face-to-face communication with access to e-mail and messaging for enhanced independence and quality of life.

Being able to engage in private and personal conversations without the assistance of a caregiver is of huge importance to many — something that has been made much easier with Communicator 5.

Stay social

Communicate with colleagues, friends and family by using ready-made pages and functions for online chat, e-mail and telephone text messages (SMS). You can even make a phone call using the synthetic voice.

Want to keep friends and family in the loop? Update your social media status with the built-in Facebook page set. It allows you to read and make posts to your Facebook newsfeed from within Communicator 5.

Send and receive text messages and MMS

Together with the Android App Tobii Dynavox Beam you have now the possibility to send and receive text messages through Communicator. Simply connect your phone via the app with Communicator and start sending messages. It is even possible now to receive MMS content (pictures) in Communicator 5.4. You can display them, save and delete but it is not possible yet to send out MMS from Communicator.
I-Series users have an own built-in solution and can’t use Tobii Dynavox Beam.

Control devices in your environment

The Program and control IR-enabled devices in your environment, such as your TV, DVD player and toys. Communicator 5 lets you adjust bed positions, open doors, turn lights on or off and much more.

The Tobii Dynavox I-Series comes with built in GEWA support and is optimized to work with Communicator 5.

Accessible Apps

Unlock the full experience of leading web tools using your prefered access method. Stay connected on social media, stream music and videos, and stay informed and organized completely independently with Accessible Apps - a key feature of Communicator 5 when used on an I-Series.


Take a tour

From Facebook to Spotify to Youtube and more, find out which popular web apps and services are available and how they work on Communicator 5 Accessible Apps.

Be social & connected

Use the most popular social media and messaging platforms completely independently via eye gaze, scanning or any other interaction method available on an I-13 or I-16 device.

Accessible Facebook

Register, log in, search, add friends, post, comment, like, add emojis and play or pause videos that catch your interest.


Accessible Facebook Messenger

Stay in touch in real time by sending and receiving messages and making audio or video calls. Search contacts, navigate and scroll through chats, and send messages with text, voice, sticker or emoji.

Accessible Instagram

Browse for inspiration, scroll, search, explore hashtags, create your own posts or stories, like and comment with text or emojis.


Accessible WhatsApp

Stay in touch in real time by sending and receiving messages by text, photo, voice or emoji. Search and scroll through contacts and easily create group chats.

Accessible SMS Android Messages  

Access messages on an Android phone by searching for and starting chats. Send messages using text, pictures, emojis and more. Scroll, browse and select messages and have contact names read aloud.


Computer 1.8 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86- or x64-bit processor
Memory (RAM) 2.0 GB RAM
Hard Disk 3.0 GB of free space
Display 800 x 600 or higher resolution, 1020 x 786 is recommended
Operating system Communicator 5 runs on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft operating systems.
– Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
– Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)
– Windows 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
– Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Browser Mozilla Firefox 31 or newer
Languages – English US / UK
– Spanish 
– American Spanish
– French
– German
– Swedish
– Danish
– Dutch
– Norwegian
– Chinese 
– Portuguese (Brazil)
– Finnish
– Italian
– Polish
Compatible Eye Trackers – PCEye Plus
– PCEye Go
– PCEye Mini
– PCEye Explore (with Windows Control)
– I-Series
– I-Series +
Compatible Tobii Dynavox Software – Windows Control
– Classic Tobii Gaze Interaction Software
Additional requirements and considerations Connection to Internet is necessary for License activation. Please note that Communicator 5 is not supported on the Tobii Dynavox C-Series or P-10 devices

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