My Story- Adil Sanai

Posted on 2012-06-26 14:13:16 by Admin under Success Stories

My name is Adil Sanai. I am a Muslim. I lived in Pakistan until I was 15 years old. There are no schools for people with disabilities there so I never went to school. I couldn't walk or close my mouth. I did not have a wheelchair so my family carried me everywhere. When I came to the United States I received medical help and had many surgeries. I was very determined to have a better life here. So I exercised really hard to get better. I can now walk and close my mouth. I now attend AHRC Queens Workshop in New York City. I also work at Marshall's three days a week. Last year I became an ambassador for Saltillo Corporation. I use a ChatPC device so people can understand what I have to say. It's small and easy to use. I can make changes on the device by myself. My story is also on the disability.gov website.

 


Nova Chat 7 Software update

Posted on 2012-05-24 16:26:04 by Admin under News

We have released an update to the Nova Chat 7 (version 1.1.0)! It will now include scanning and also 2 new vocabularies- ChatPower 30 & ChatPower 80, both by Inman Innovations.

The Nova Chat 7 update can be downloaded from the Support page. http://saltillo.com/support/nova-chat-7

Some of the changes that have been made:

  • Scanning
  • ChatPower 30 & 80 location options
  • Symbol Stix library has been updated with their newest icons included
  • Holding the SDB will stop speech in addition to clearing the display. 
  • The process for locking out Android menus has been simplified (dedicating/closing the system) 
  • The X target in the Speech Display Bar is larger


**Please note that if you have an exisiting Nova Chat 7 and you need scanning, please call tech support to schedule for either an exchange of your amplifier OR for your system to be sent to Saltillo for the update. You will NOT be able to scan until you exchange your current amplifier.


How Do I Get My Device Repaired?

Posted on 2012-03-29 14:15:10 by Admin under News
If you needed to get your device repaired would you know what steps to take?  If the answer to that question was no, here's the process...

1. Contact service@saltillo.com, open a Trouble Ticket, or call Saltillo.

2. If it is determined that the device has to come in for repair, a Return Authorization number is issued and all pertinent information is collected from the customer.
 
3. The customer boxes the unit up and puts the Saltillo address on the outside of the box (including Attn; RA ####) and ships it to Saltillo through whichever carrier is most convenient.
 
4. If the customer needs a service loaner, they should go to www.saltillo.com/support and download, complete, and fax in the service loan request form.
 
5. The device gets looked at and an estimate is sent if the device isn’t under warranty.
 
6. Once we receive the OK to repair the unit (or if it is under warranty), then it is fixed.
 
7. If the device is under warranty, it gets shipped out right away. If it is not under warranty, the unit will be shipped once we receive payment from the customer.
 
8. Once the customer has the repaired unit back, then the service loaner needs to be shipped back to Saltillo.

Finding Saltillo's Unique Learning Curriculum Pages

Posted on 2012-03-09 13:12:54 by Admin under News

Are you confused on how to download the Unique Learning Curriculum pages for your ChatPC device?  Here are step-by-step directions on how to access the pages.  Note: You must have a Unique Curriculum subscription.

First, go to http://unique.n2y.com/ and login.
On the left hand side of the page, click on uls dashboard.
Then, on the right hand side of the page, click on Supporting Files (under Monthly Tools).
Next, click on the Saltillo logo.
Finally, click on the grade band you want, then the unit and save it to your computer for import into your ChatPC device.

Unique Learning System is the ONLY online, dynamic, standards-based curriculum specifically designed for special learners. Subscribers download monthly instructional thematic units of study. Each unit contains 29 lesson plans and downloadable materials that teachers can readily implement into classroom learning activities. All materials are created using SymbolStix graphics. The unit lesson plans define three levels of differentiated tasks to accommodate the diversity of learners with significant disabilities