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  • TouchChat 50% off October 4-6 for AAC Awareness Month

    For the first time ever, the TouchChat app is going to be offered 50% off for 3 days only to celebrate AAC Awareness Month!  The discount will be valid Wednesday, October 4th through Friday, October 6th.

    This promotion includes all TouchChat apps worldwide (except Classic TouchChat). However, the discount does NOT apply to in-app purchases.

    To purchase TouchChat in the App Store:  simply go to the App Store, search for TouchChat App, make the appropriate selection (make sure it shows up as 1/2 off), and purchase using your Apple ID.

    To purchase Touchchat using a Purchase Order:  Purchase orders need to be dated October 4, 5, or 6 and they need to be received  by us through email (info@touchchatapp.com) or fax (330-674-6726) on October 4, 5, or 6.  Any P.O.'s received outside of these dates will not honor the discounted purchase price.  NO Purchase Orders will be accepted by any means outside of fax or email.  Purchase Order pricing will include tax. 

    Purchase Order pricing is 

    $82.50--TouchChat HD app

    $165—TouchChat HD with WordPower app

    Note: The discount % is based on the US App Store. Exact prices may vary in other countries.

  • iTunes┬« 12.7 & iPhone┬« X compatibility issues

    In lieu of the announcements made by Apple® earlier this week, we wanted to clear up a couple of current issues.  With the release of iTunes® 12.7, Apple has chosen to remove the App Store® from iTunes.  What does this mean for you?  The ability to backup and restore content, as well as iTunes file sharing are still available. However, this update creates an issue for the dedicated TouchChat Express. Currently, users with a dedicated TouchChat Express can update the app on their device by connecting a USB cable to a computer running iTunes. With iTunes 12.7, this is no longer possible. This means that users that do not have internet access on their device will be unable to update their TouchChat app once they upgrade their version of iTunes to 12.7.

    The second issue is that TouchChat is not currently compatible with the iPhone® X.

    We understand that both of these issues are frustrating, but please know that we are working diligently to find appropriate solutions.  Thanks for your patience!

  • TouchChat 2.9.0 released

    TouchChat 2.9.0 has been released. Make sure to update not only your TouchChat App, but also your Chat Editor so that the versions match.

    New/Updated Features:

    • Canadian French vocabulary files are now available for FREE in the Upgrade Store
    • Canadian French voices are now available in thee Upgrade Store
    • Exported vocabulary files can now be sent as a mail attachment
    • Exported vocabulary files can now be sent in an iMessage
    • WordPower vocabulary files were updated

    Need help updating your app?

  • TouchChat 2.8.0 released

    TouchChat 2.8.0 has been released this week. Make sure to update not only your TouchChat App, but also your Chat Editor so that the versions match.

    New/Updated Features:

    - Arabic language now supported

    - Arabic vocabulary files and voice may be added through an in-app purchase

    - Adds support for new iPad Pro models

    - Resolves issue with word prediction keys on system keyboard

    - Corrects problem that caused settings switches to be difficult to change

    - WordPower vocabulary files have been updated

    • Category page links on the GROUPS page now appear in orange (Fitzgerald key orange for nouns)
    • 60-Basic Files:
      • SNACKS pages now has two pages rather than just one
      • Beginning numbers page with numbers in a line
      • –ly now available following DESCRIBING words
  • Perspectives with TouchChat- Guest Post by AAC user Darryl Porter

    People need to be shocked into change. Some people think all non-speech people can't understand things. Some were shocked by a non-speech person who uses a communication device. That made them into fools; their world needs to be shaken up. Maybe it could change their perspective on disabled people, especially non-speech people. I have done this with people many times. Especially when I answered the phone; I could tell people were shocked by their voice. They got a shocked look and it brought a smile to my face.

    Sometimes situations came up where I have needed to use communication devices. Some situations need me to prove I can understand. I have used many communication systems; some communication systems are great and some are bad. TouchChat is one of the best communication systems. Communication systems are speech applications for non-speech persons.

    I'm working at home mostly but I have many meetings; I have to use my communication devices. I have a meeting with my personal aide on Mondays to make a schedule for the week and updates. I have meetings with my caseworker as well.

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