ChatBox provides a sturdy, practical and cost-effective communciation device. It's functional for children and adults. The Saltillo ChatBox offers digitized speech with a static keyboard for those that aren't benefitting from a dynamic screen.
The ChatBox is designed for use by any individual who experiences cognitive and language limitations, brain disorders, cerebral palsy or conditions that result in temporary loss of speech.
The ChatBox can be programmed for the appropriate vocabulary, voice and native tongue of their user. It can be utilized effectively by individuals of any age as a primary aid to daily communication or as a "first" communication aid from which one transitions to a more flexible system.
ChatBox can contain up to four 16 location, customizable vocabulary overlays.
Individuals who cannot press the keys on ChatBox can use a variety of switches to activate messages. Row/column scanning and linear scanning are both available.
A small light, (LED), in the upper corner of each key makes it easy to locate stored messages and to use the correct icon sequence.
Weigh only 1.5 lbs. and measure 5.75: x 7.5".
A variation of Prentke Romich Company's popular Unity program, UniChat: 16 uses a unique combination of core and activity-specific vocabulary. This optional program comes with 10 overlays used for a variety of activities ranging from cooking and game playing to vocational and relationship activities. Teaching strategies and customization ideas are included with each program to provide guidance and save time for the person responsible for providing instruction to the user.
It has all of the features of the ChatBox-1 but also has auditory scanning, can be used with optional switches and its keyboard can be configured for either 4 or 16 locations. Auditory Scanning has been added to the DX model with an earphone jack and volume control.