• TouchChat 2.17.0 released

    TouchChat 2.17.0 has been released. Make sure to update both your TouchChat App and your Chat Editor so the versions match.

    What's New:

    - New button margin feature allows you to add space in between buttons

    - Ability to tap the path in Word finder to see buttons highlighted in vocabulary

    - Removed default checkmark shown when editing a navigation animation

    - Removed iEssence vocab from the Upgrade Store (now located on our website)

    - Minor bug fixes and improvements

    - Chat Editor has also added Hebrew and Arabic vocabs for TouchChat

    How do I update my app?


  • iEssence to be removed from the Upgrade Store

    Effective January 2019, the iEssence vocabulary, which is an in-app purchase within TouchChat will be removed from the Upgrade Store.  This means that you will no longer be able to purchase and download the iEssence vocabulary.

    If you have already purchased and downloaded iEssence, you can continue to use it as normal.

  • TouchChat 2.16.0 released

    TouchChat 2.16.0 has been released. Make sure to update both your TouchChat App and your Chat Editor so the versions match.

    What's New:

    - Indicator to show what vocab you are in

    - Test your speech settings before saving

    - iOS 12 support

    - WordPower140 vocab file added

    - English and Spanish WordPower file updates

    - Minor bug fixes and improvements

     How do I update my app?

    Watch a video of What's New!

  • TouchChat 50% off October 3-6


    Join us in celebrating AAC Awareness month with an app sale. TouchChat apps are 50% off from October 3-6.

    Terms & Conditions:
    - Available worldwide: The discount is based on the US App Store. Exact prices may vary in other countries.
    - Excludes all TouchChat Classic & 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.
    - Offer only valid October 3-6.

  • Important Highlights of iOS 12 for AAC apps

    With iOS 12 coming out today, we wanted to update you on some features we think might be useful for our AAC app customers.

    In Settings, you will find an option called Screen Time.

    1.  Screen time:  This feature gives users the ability to see what applications have been used and how long they were used. This can be seen in a “daily” or “weekly” format.
      1.  Downtime
        This feature lets you set a time frame to prevent all applications from being used, with the exception of “approved applications”. The icons for those not approved would be “DARKENED” and an hourglass appears beside the name. Tapping on the icon gives you a “time limit reached” screen, but gives you the option ignore the limit, then set a reminder in 15 minutes or ignore the limit for today. You must enter the screen time passcode to do so.
      2.  Always Allowed
        This allows you to choose the applications that can still function with any downtime setting on.
      3.  App Limits
        This feature allows you to set a day & time limit on an app category. For example, you could set a time frame for “games” and any app that is in the category of “games” can only be played for the time limit that was set. You will receive a notification with 5 minutes remaining. Once the time limit has been reached, the game will be blocked until midnight, which is when the limits will be reset.
      4.  Content & Privacy Restrictions (Previously Restrictions)
        This is the setting where certain restrictions can be applied. This varies from what purchases can be made, to options like “do not disturb” while driving.
    2. Use screen time passcode: You can set a screen time passcode to prevent others from making changes to all of the above features. If this is set, users will not be able to make any changes or adjust any limits until the correct passcode is entered.