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  • Updates Abound in 2.28 TouchChat® HD with WordPower™ App Software Update!

    The 2.28 TouchChat App software release is here, and it's full of awesome new features, bug fixes and vocabulary updates you'll love. Check out our video for more details! 

    What Else is New with 2.28?

    Features:

    • PCS Symbols added as an in-app purchase
    • Added a pause/resume speech button action for TTS or recorded speech
    • Added support for split screen
    • Added Apple voices to voice listing and made it easier to add different languages without switching the language of the device
    • Updated the Almagu TTS
    • Renamed Audio Actions to better distinguish appropriate button actions
    • French Grammar Database
    • “Save profile” will now expand to show all profiles
    • Added SS to the end of current SymboStix® vocabulary files

     Bug Fixes:

    • Corrected grammar rules that weren’t working
    • Removed extra white space at the bottom of the pronunciation menu
    • Improved Saltillo registration screen
    • Setting a new home page now takes effect immediately
    • Fixed crashing problems with the VoiceKeeper/Almagu TTS
    • Fixed issues with word prediction not working
    • Removed “settings have moved” message from all apps in the iOS settings
    • Made enhancements to word finder in split view
    • Made several corrections to the app caused by split view
    • Corrected various whiteboard issues
    • Fixed issues w/Highlight touch
    • Using swipe on system keyboard will no longer crash the app

    Vocabulary Updates:

    • Added a BRAND NEW French WordPower 120 File
    • Communication Journey Aphasia files added whiteboard pages

    WordPower

    • Added “I Spy…” “something (SOCIAL) to all English files, except WP20 Simply
    • Added “Veo algo…” (FRASES) to all Spanish files
    • Added “safari” to English files except WP20 Simply and WP25
    • Added “fun” to “My day was…” on SOCIAL page
    • Added “¡Me divertí!” and “¡Nos divertimos!” to the Spanish “Hoy me fue” pages
    • WP60 Basic & Higher - Added all of the ‘character traits’ adjectives to the ADJ A-Z pages
    • All WordPower files - Changed date from 2020 to 2021

     


  • TouchChat® by Saltillo Introduces the 2.27 Update!

    In this latest update from TouchChat, you won't want to miss the following cool new features. For more information and demonstrations of the following, be sure to check out our What's New video!

    What apps/devices does this update apply to?

    • TouchChat App
    • TouchChat Express
    • The new Via™ Pro

    Working with Pages

    • Update 2.27 adds a feature that allows you to create and designate pages to be a template or the home page.
    • You also have the option to add a new blank page from the menu option and then link it to your desired button.
    • You can determine which page you want to be your home page. Since the home page is the starting point for all of the words in your vocabulary, you cannot delete the home page. If you try to delete it, a message will advise you to set a different page as the home page.
    • If you try to edit a page layout and unassign the home page, you will be prompted with this message stating you need to select another page as your home page

    Open Apps

    • When using the open app button action, you will find apps by the same developer are grouped together.
    • Step by step apps are now added to the open app options.

    Readtopia Supports added to WordPower™42 & 60 Basic

    What is Readtopia?
    Readtopia is a special education curriculum designed for teachers working with older students. It is an integrated curriculum offering support across many domains – ELA, Math, Social Studies, Life Skills and Science.

    • Try it for free and take a video tour of the curriculum where you can explore entire units that feature a wide variety of materials. You can even download a sample for yourself!
    • To support the use of the Readtopia curriculum, over 80 fun words have been added to WordPower 42 and 60 Basic files
    • "Imagine" has been added as a new category, giving you access to words like magic, dream, ghost, witch, monster and more.
    • Another favorite is the character trait page, which is also linked in the reading page and provides great words for describing!
    • LessonPix is also providing many support boards for Readtopia. Visit https://lessonpix.com/.
    • The AAC Language Lab will also be offering smart charts, or symbol sequences, to assist in locating vocabulary found in the Readtopia curriculum. https://aaclanguagelab.com/

    To learn more about the 2.27 Update and the vocabulary updates you may have missed in 2.25 & 2.6, don't forget to check out our What's New video!

     

  • Celebrate AAC Awareness Month with 50% Off TouchChat®!

    To help celebrate AAC Awareness Month in October, TouchChat® by Saltillo is being offered at 50% off October 14-18, 2020. You won't want to miss this awesome opportunity, so mark your calendars now! Terms and conditions apply. See below for details.

    TouchChat Sale Terms and conditions:

    • 50% off valid October 14-18 only
    • Available worldwide: The discount is based on the U.S. App Store
    • Exact prices may vary in other countries
    • Excludes all TouchChat Classic and in-app purchases (Classic apps should no longer be purchased – they remain in the app store for updating purposes)
    • Purchase orders NOT accepted
    • Can be combined with Apple’s Volume Purchase Program for Education discount
    • Sales tax applied through the App Store. Please contact Apple if requesting a tax-exempt purchase
    • Sale subject to change at any time

    *Price shown in U.S. App Store during dates of sale reflect 50% off. Regular price for TouchChat HD with WordPower is $299.99.

    Get TouchChat Oct. 14-18, 2020!

  • TouchChat® Releases 2.26.0 Software Update

    Support for iOS 9 & 10 has been discontinued
    As technology advances rapidly, it is increasingly difficult to ensure compatibility  with out-of-date iOS versions. In order to provide our iOS customers with the best TouchChat app experience, we’ve decided to discontinue support for iOS 9 & iOS 10. Read more here.

    Scanning has been added as a standard feature available within the application
    Use the Switch Setup Wizard to connect one or two switches. Settings within the app are compatible with the new AeroSwitch™ from PRC-Saltillo via Bluetooth connection and can be used with or without the ChatWrap™.

    A button action for texting has been added, allowing you to program a button to open the iMessage texting

    The SymbolStix® library has been updated to provide the option to change skin tones within a vocabulary
    Allows you to change the skin tone of all the images at once to better represent a person's uniqueness. These changes are applied to the entire file through Settings.

    PRC-Saltillo has partnered with TheVoiceKeeper to provide integration of a custom voice within TouchChat
    Available to integrate into your TouchChat app for $75, TheVoiceKeeper is easy to use and record voices using your iPad. The more recordings you provide, the better the voice will be.

    Several new children's voices available in TouchChat Hebrew

    Minor updates to WordPower™ English and Español include a few word additions and programming corrections

    Watch the Video

     

  • An Important Message Regarding TouchChat Support for iOS 9 & 10

    TouchChat® by Saltillo will discontinue support for iOS 9 & iOS 10 starting with the 2.26 release coming in July 2020.

    Why?

    With every release, we ensure that new features can be used by supported iOS versions (currently iOS 9-13). As technology advances rapidly, it is increasingly difficult to ensure compatibility with out-of-date iOS versions. In order to provide our iOS customers with the best TouchChat app experience, we’ve decided to discontinue support for iOS 9 & iOS 10.

    Anything you need to do?

    We advise our iOS users running iOS 9 or 10 to upgrade to a higher iOS version, ideally the latest version. By doing this you'll gain access to all the latest updates and features - giving you the best TouchChat app experience!

    What are the new minimum supported iOS devices?

    The minimum requirement for iOS devices supported by the TouchChat app is iOS version 11.0 or later.

    What if your device doesn't support iOS 11?

    If your device doesn't support any of the newer iOS versions, you should know that:

    You can still use or download TouchChat app version 2.25.0 and will be able to continue to use that even after July 2020; however:

    You will not be able to update beyond 2.25. Therefore, new features introduced after that will not be available on devices running iOS 9 or 10.

    Questions? Please feel free to reach out to us at info@touchchatapp.com.

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