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  • Update to TouchChat Software 2.31 for the Latest Features!

    TouchChat® offers several new features with update 2.31, but first let’s review update 2.30.1 which was released shortly after update 2.30. Check out all the features below and be sure to watch the video for more information!

    Update 2.30.1
    Added the ability to use a USB to save and transfer customized vocabulary files (see video for details and how to transfer)

    • To use this feature, you will need a USB drive and possibly and adapter depending on your connection ability
    • Requires iPad with iOS 13 or higher and TouchChat version 2.30.1 or higher

    Update 2.31

    Activity Indicator added to the “import from files” option; you will see this indicator when you have a large file (may not see with a small file). This is a helpful reminder to wait while the process completes

    ChatEditor™ no longer requires the use of the Import Folder to transfer files to your Editor

    WordPower Español  Basico – Added ability to say “My favorite food is ____” to all food groups

    WordPower80 – a next logical word has “-line” has been added so you can say “online”. The word “cute” has also been added to the first Describe page. 

    Whiteboard feature incorporated into the School pages of all TouchChat WordPower files (see video for details and how to use)

     

     

     

  • Mark Your Calendars for 50% Off TouchChat® May 3-9, 2021!

    Get ready to celebrate Better Hearing & Speech Month with 50% off TouchChat May 3-9! You won't want to miss this awesome opportunity to purchase one of the most popular iOS AAC apps on the market, so mark your calendars today!

    TouchChat Sale Terms and conditions:

    • Available worldwide: The discount is based on the U.S. App Store.
    • Exact prices may vary in other countries.
    • Price listed on the App Store reflects the discount at time of sale.
    • Sales tax will be added to the order, if applicable.
    • Excludes all TouchChat Classic and in-app purchases (Classic apps should no longer be purchased- they remain in the app store for updating purposes).
    • Sale subject to change at any time.
    • Purchase orders NOT accepted.
    • Can be combined with Apple’s Volume Purchase Program for Education discount.

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  • Cool New Features Await in TouchChat Update 2.30!

    TouchChat update 2.30 is here and with it comes new features and bug fixes you've been looking for!

    Features:
    Highlight words as they are spoken in the Speech Display Bar (SDB) - Available within the settings of the TouchChat app, this great literacy feature allows you to turn on the feature and select your preferred highlight color. It can  even be used with Telephony!
    The VoiceKeeper Text to Speech engine updates - Able to be used with TouchChat, this add-on purchase has been updated with V3 voices, which means that the voice quality is improved and easier to achieve. With a minimum of 50 sentences recorded, you can hear your personalized voice. The more you record, the better the voice will be! Visit https://app.thevoicekeeper.com/PRC-Saltillo to learn more.
    “Bose® Connect” added to open apps - Now available to the open app button action, this feature allows individuals to connect to a Bose Bluetooth® speaker.
    WordPower™ has been refreshed with a few minor symbol updates across the files
    SymbolStix® & PCS® have been updated with a few new symbols related to COVID-19

    Bug fixes:
    • Apple voices no longer say “Capital I” when an “I” is selected
    • Skin tone randomizer is now listed under “vocabulary settings” section
    • The randomize button is now available directly on the vocabulary settings page when skin tone is set to random
    • Issue with the app only speaking the last sentence in messages with multiple sentences has been corrected
    • Corrected problem with “skip empty cell” not working properly
    • Fixed a bug causing some iPhone menus to stretch off the right side of the screen
    • Keyboard no longer covers name field when trying to name an imported picture
    • Corrected a bug that caused certain BMP images to not display
    • Fixed issue with missing voices not showing warning message
    • French WordPower descriptions will appear in English in the WordPower folder when the device is set to English. When the device is set to French, the French descriptions will be in the top-level vocab list.

     

  • It's Time to Update to 2.29!

    The 2.29 TouchChat® release is here with cool new features, vocabulary updates, and bug fixes. Here's what you'll find in the latest update:

    Features
    • New Gradient Fill setting allows you to adjust the way the button looks
    • Two new apps, Visual Timer and WhatsApp , are now available in the "Open  App" button action
    • An option to create random skin tones through a copied SymbolStix® vocabulary has been added
    • New warning message will appear when deleting a vocabulary; tap "Continue" to permanently delete the vocabulary
    • PCS symbols:

    • In 2.29 release, PCS default files are updated to reflect diverse skin tones
    • If you have purchased PCS symbols before this update, you will need to update PCS in the upgrade store

    WordPower Vocabulary Updates
    • Basic files have additional places added to the second page
    • Fun sounds have been added to the Spanish Básico file
    • Added missing pronoun form "on" to recently introduced WordPower français

    Bug Fixes
    • Corrected issue with importing multiple pages
    • Vocal ID voice no longer crashes app
    • Corrected Spanish translation in Settings
    • VoiceKeeper payment process now more user-friendly
    • Improved button fonts when in split view
    • Improved Saltillo registration screen
    • Corrected issue with word & character prediction statement in other languages
    • Fixed issue with split screen not drawing correctly
    • System keyboard will now allow you to start a word with the same letter as the previous word
    • Fixed issue with head tracking not working on an iPhone
    • “Play recorded sound” button action no longer crashes app 

    Check out our video for more information and demonstrations!

  • 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

     


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