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Comfort Meets Durability In The Newest NovaChat® 8

Posted on 2023-05-15 11:15:47 by Admin under News

As we celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month, let’s explore new technology available in the NovaChat® device family to help more children and adults use their unique voices.

Comfort meets durability in the new generation of the NovaChat 8 with easy-grip side and carrying handles on a strong, modern wrap. This popular speech-generating device now features a single USB-C port for charging device and amp. Energetic and on-the-go communicators will benefit from the NovaChat 8’s lightweight portability with the added protection of a tempered-glass screen protector and active wrap to help withstand drops and falls. You’ll love the newest device upgrades as well as the many recently added features.

“We’re incredibly excited about the new generation NovaChat 8,” said Michael Hershberger, Director of Product Development. “The previous generation has proven to be very durable, and we expect this device to build on that reputation. The design also includes several Quality-of-Life improvements for users and communication partners.”

Exciting Upgrades to the Latest NovaChat 8

  • Easy-grip sides for holding and positioning the device when in use
  • Sleek, modern active wrap decreases overall bulkiness but not the strength and safety
  • Single USB-C port for convenient charging of device and amp
  • Quickly jump to Chat Software by pressing the new button on the top of device
  • Plus, improved accessibility for power and volume buttons and charging port
  • Military-grade tablet for faster button action
  • Approximately 8.75 hours of battery life under continuous usage

Favorite Features You Know and Love Continuing

  • Durable handle improves ease of portability and comfortable carrying
  • Splash- and dust-resistant design exceeds industry requirements for protection against solids and liquids
  • Tempered-glass screen protector for added durability and performance
  • High resolution display for clearer, sharper images
  • High-quality amp provides clear communication in a variety of environments
  • Fully adjustable stand allows for a wide range of angles that stay in place
  • Wraps now available in black for timeless style
  • Integrated Keyguard and TouchGuide mounting points to help reduce accidental activations
  • Accommodates wired and wireless switches for scanning access

Pre-loaded with the most comprehensive WordPower® Suite and additional vocabularies, the NovaChat 8 offers solutions to fit different communication abilities and needs. This speech-generating device is ready to go wherever your day takes you. Connect with your local consultant to see if the NovaChat 8 is the just-right fit for you!

Update Your Chat Software To Version 2.42

Posted on 2023-05-01 08:44:39 by Admin under News

It’s time to update your NovaChat® device so you can enjoy new vocabulary features. Start by connecting to WiFi. Then go to Menu > Help > Check for Updates and follow the prompts.

WordPower® Vocabulary Updates

WordPower 42 Basic

  • The word “had” has been added to pronoun phrases so you can now say “he had lunch” or “she had fun”
  • “Had” has also been added as a logical next word on the drinks and food pages
  • Continuing with our food theme, “for” has been added on the meals and snacks pages to be combined with “breakfast,” “lunch,” or “dinner”

WordPower buttons spelling "I had a good time"

WordPower 60 Basic

  • The word “had” has been added to pronoun phrases on category pages
  • On the food and drink pages:
    • The verb “taste” moved to make room for the added word “had”
    • “It” and “that” are now followed by the verb “tastes”
    • The word “for” was added to be combined with “breakfast,” “lunch,” or “dinner”
  • “Has” has been added as a logical next word following it/he/she on category pages

WordPower buttons spelling "It tastes yummy"

WordPower 80

  • A button for “-’m” has been added to the main page following the “I” pronoun to create the frequently used contraction “I’m”

WordPower 60 & 120 Français

  • Look for updates to the “ma journee” pages

Note: These vocabulary updates are also available on Chat Editor 2.42 so you can create low-tech activities that mirror your device.

Looking for fun and interactive ways to practice vocabulary with your NovaChat device? Check out the AAC Language Lab today. You’ll find real-life solutions in support of language development. Resources include parent guides, sample lesson plans, manual communication boards, and much, much more.

Do you have an especially energetic communicator? NovaChat devices now come with our new High Five Warranty with five years of coverage. If you are looking for even more coverage for those unexpected situations, explore the benefits of the Peace of Mind Add-On Warranty. Find all the details on the PRC-Saltillo eStore.