Item # 4040

Tactile Symbol Communicator


Icons not included! Uniquely designed for those who are blind or dually sensory impaired, this six level communicator with room for 36 six-second messages.

Size: 14"L x 10½"W x 2"H

Weight: 3½ lbs.

Battery: 4 AA

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Tactile Symbol Communicator

Tactile symbol communicators are used to help visually impaired children and adults communicate successfully and efficiently. These adaptive devices act on the auditory and tactile senses and can use high contrast or illuminated icons to assist those with low vision. You can program verbal phrases and vibrations into your tactile device to help users with optical and auditory disabilities express themselves. With tactile cards for the visually impaired, your child, student or patient will have the tools they need to communicate effectively.

For over 40 years, we have been designing and producing an extensive line of devices, toys and tools that help individuals with disabilities learn, communicate and cultivate a sense of independence. That’s why you can trust Enabling Devices with all of your adaptive needs.

Tactile Symbol Communicator Features

This six-level communicator is uniquely designed for those who are blind or dually sensory impaired. It has room for 36 six-second messages. With tactile symbols for the blind, you can create your own personal icons using everyday objects that are easy to recognize and identify.

Our tactile symbol communicators come equipped with velcro squares for attaching your tactile icons. When choosing your symbols, be sure to select lightweight objects that are small enough to fit in the cells. These communicators also feature a carrying handle and an adjustable shoulder strap that can be removed and reattached as needed.

Our tactile communicators come with five innovative controls:

  • On/off volume control
  • Microphone
  • Vibration control
  • Record button
  • Level changer

Benefits of Tactile Cards for the Visually Impaired

Tactile symbol communicators provide a wide range of benefits to individuals with visual disabilities, including:

  • Activate the senses: Tactile symbols can help users stimulate their sound, touch and sight senses using textured icons, audible phrases, lighting and high-contrast colors.
  • Encourage interaction: Tactile communicators give visually impaired individuals the means to communicate effectively with others, helping them feel more motivated to initiate future interactions.
  • Boost confidence: Adaptive devices help people with disabilities acquire the skills they need to feel more confident and boost their self-esteem.

Order Tactile Symbol Communicators for the Blind Today

At Enabling Devices, we’re dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities achieve joyful and fulfilling lives. That’s why we offer a wide range of custom products with enriching features that will make users feel independent and confident.

Contact us for more information or browse our selection of communicators for the visually impaired today!

Note: Icons are not included.

Questions and answers of the customers

  1. Q how sensitive is the touch pad?
    Asked by Anonymous user on May 1, 2020 1:22 pm
    A The switch plates are light touch. They are meant to hold 3 dimensional symbols which have weight. So pushing the plates alone make them a but harder. Around 50 grams of force. With symbols it drops to between 25 to 35 grams of force.
  2. Q Is there a trial period for this communicator and if so how long is the period?
    Asked by Anonymous user on December 16, 2019 3:25 pm
    A No we do not offer trial periods for communicators, we do however offer a 30 day return policy. Please read for more details.:

    RETURNS DEPT All items MUST have a Return Authorization Number before being sent back. You can obtain an RA# by calling us at 800-832-8697 X6 or email at If possible, please have your invoice number or customer number available, this will help to expedite the return process. To ensure efficient delivery, we suggest you send your return via a track able method. Click here to view our Return Policy:

  3. Q Will you be getting a comparable product with tactile symbols?
    Asked by Toni on April 9, 2019 12:00 pm
    A Keep checking back on our website, we are always coming up with new products.
  4. Q what vocabulary is included?
    Asked by Anonymous user on February 4, 2019 3:04 pm
    A Just the six symbols you see in the picture, you record your own message for each one.
  5. Q can we purchase blank tactile cards?
    Asked by Anonymous user on January 25, 2019 1:27 pm
    A Sorry we do not sell blank cards.
  6. Q Is there a way to buy replacement symbols? Ours are worn
    Asked by Anonymous user on September 4, 2018 2:37 pm
    A Please contact sales at 1-800-832-8697.
  7. Q Is there any way to mount this onto a rifton chair or gait trainer
    Asked by Anonymous user on May 31, 2018 11:17 am
    A See last reply for mounting.
  8. Q Do you have a system that will mount this device?
    Asked by Anonymous user on May 31, 2018 9:23 am
    A No we would have to make an adapter for the back of the communicator to fit one of our heavy duty mounting systems. Please contact our Tech Support Dept. for more details at: 1-800-832-8697 Ext: 320.
  9. Q How big are the cells for the symbols?
    Asked by Anonymous user on April 12, 2018 9:15 pm
    A 4 x 4 inches.
  10. Q how do you get more symbols?
    Asked by Anonymous user on January 19, 2018 2:05 pm
    A Currently there are no additional symbols available.
  11. Q how do you change the picture set ? is it easy ?
    Asked by Anonymous user on January 10, 2018 8:41 am
    A The symbols are held on with Velcro, they just pull off.