The Talara-32 is a direct selection and scanning communicator designed for use by individuals with communication or speech disabilities. This electronic communication aid has a keypad on which the number and size of keys can be changed to a variety of patterns with one to 32 keys. The communicator has four levels, which all use the same key pattern. Up to 45 minutes of messages can be recorded, with no restriction on message length per key. The messages are selected and spoken when the user selects a key either by pressing it directly, or by using a switch with scanning. The messages are usually represented with a paper overlay, which may display pictures, photos, graphics, or words. Available key layouts are 4 x 8, 2 x 1, 4 x 1, 2 x 2, 2 x 4, 4 x 4, or single key. POWER: Uses 4 AA batteries. DIMENSIONS (LxW): Keyboard is 7.75 x 11.5 inches. WEIGHT: 1.75 pounds.