Setting up your device with Communicator 5 for the first time or looking for support and training guidance? Find video tutorials, how-to guides, software downloads, manuals and other useful resources.
If you are just getting started with Communicator 5 software, these videos will help guide you through the set up process.
Introduction to Communicator 5
Configure caregivers settings
Create a new user
Choose the communication level
Edit the homepage
Send/Receive phone/text messages
Set up email
Add music to media player
Program a remote control
Use Accessible Apps
Set up Communicator 5
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Use dwell-free typing
Edit a button
Mouseless browsing in Firefox
Back up or restore a user
Add speaking with phrases
Connect a Gmail account
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Use for first time installations or when you need a full installation, incl. voices. Includes Communicator 5, Sono Suite, relevant Acapela voices, Symbol Stix® symbol library and the PCS symbol library. This installer uses an Internet connection.
How to use this Installer:
To play embedded videos you may need to install separate Windows codecs if they aren’t already installed on your computer. We suggest the open-source DirectShow filter LAV Filters.
Download Sono Flex for Communicator - an easy to use AAC vocabulary content page set that turns symbols into clear speech and provides language to people who cannot speak and who are not yet in full control of literacy.
Please note: Sono Flex comes with the Communicator 5 Suite so there is no need to download and install this if you have already installed the Suite.
Sono Key is content for Communicator that provides literate people with comprehensive, streamlined access to their communication device. With Sono Key it is easy to send/receive SMS messages, send/receive emails, hold a conversation, and more.
Please note: SonoKey comes with the Communicator 5 Suite so there is no need to download and install this if you have already installed the Suite.
Enables text messages in Tobii Dynavox Communicator. DO NOT use with Communicator on I-12+ and I-15+ devices.
Tobii Dynavox Beam is the mobile application needed to setup a connection between your phone and Tobii Dynavox Communicator. It enables people to send and receive text messages using Communicator through a bluetooth connection.
To enable text messaging on Communicator, simply install Beam on your phone, pair your AAC device and your phone using bluetooth and select the paired phone as your text messaging device in Communicator.
Communicator 5 Quick Guides
Accessible Apps Quick Guides
These documents provide instructions on how to get setup and started with the Communicator 5 Accessible Apps.
This training manual guides you through the set up stages and instructs how to get going with various tasks such as adding a new user, accessing settings, customization and more.
Together with your I-Series+ device with Communicator 5, you can install Communicator 5 on up to three additional devices (i.e. the parents or teachers devices). In order to run the software on the additional devices, you will need to obtain the Companion License for Communicator 5 and use the Companion License in Communicator on those devices.
To obtain the Communicator 5 Companion license, follow these instructions.
Tobii Dynavox Communicator 5
Communicator 5 runs on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft:
1.8 GHz or faster x86- or x64-bit Processor
2.0 GB RAM
3 GB available
800 x 600 or higher resolution,
1020 x 786 is recommended
PCEye Explore (with Windows Control)
EM-12 with EyeMobile Plus
Mozilla Firefox 31 or newer
Classic Tobii Gaze Interaction Software