What is an E-Tran Board? An E-tran board is a special communication sytem which enables people to select letters with their eyes. (E-tran stands for "Eye Transfer".)
This particular E-Tran is based on a design by Amy Roman, SLP-CCC. It is designed to be simpler, easier to learn and more efficient than conventional E-tran boards.
To see video of people using E-tran communication boards, select 'Product Videos' tab (above). Video courtesy of Amy Roman.
Who Is the E-Tran For? The E-Tran board is for individuals with:
Very limited movement
The ability to spell
Intentional (volitional) eye movements.
How Does It Work?
For an explanation of how the E-Tran board works, please see video (on "Product Videos" tab)
The E-Tran Board can be used in two different ways:
DIRECT METHOD: Letters are selected using one to two eye movements. (Fastest and most efficient way.)
SCANNING: Simpler and easier, but a little slower than the direct method
Alphabetical layout makes it easier to learn than a conventional E-tran board.
High frequency letters (A, E, I, O, T) are selected with a single glance. (All other letters are selected with 2 glances.)
Star symbol allows for encoded language.
(For example, "Star B" could be set to mean "I need to go to the bathroom".)
E-tran board can also be used for scanning.
General Product Features
Printed on durable, abrasion resistant acrylic
Allows for face-to-face communication
Lightweight (approx. 1 pound)
14 x 18 inches
Letters are printed on an opaque white background (making it easier to read against a patterned background)
Rounded handles for easy holding
Comprehensive instruction booklet
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