ChatPC is a full-featured, dynamic screen device that allows hundreds of communication pages to be linked together to meet an individual's communication needs for home, school, work and other situations in his/her life
The ChatPC-Silk represents the ultimate in portability without sacrificing capability. Although it boasts the largest screen for any PDA-based communication device, it only weighs 12.5 oz. with the protective rubber housing and 9 oz. without. The ChatPC-Silk can quickly be inserted into the rubber housing to provide extra protection, or removed to reduce size and weight.
ChatPC-Silk includes thousands of symbols. Symbolstix are standard symbols for ChatPC-Silk and PCS symbols are available as an option. Installed vocabulary programs include PalmChat, MultiChat 15, VocabPC, Spelling, 16 Primary and 16 Basic.
One of the many highlights of the ChatPC software is PalmChat, a word-based vocabulary, created by Nancy Inman, M.A.T., CCC-SLP and Janet S. Lehr, M.S., CCC-SLP, both who are widely known for the their work in developing, implementing and teaching word-based vocabulary programs. PalmChat is the first generative, core word vocabulary available for the ChatPC and is a major advancement for individuals who want a flexible language program without sacrificing device portability.
ChatPC-Silk provides both digitized (recorded) and synthesized (computer generated) speech. A choice between voice synthesizers allows the speech output to meet the needs and lifestyle of the individual. NeoSpeech offers high quality voice synthesis in American English. Acapela offers bilingual speech capabilities and a child's voice. Loquendo provides speech synthesis in a number of different languages.