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Communication at Home Made Easier with 50% Off TouchChat® App

Posted on 2020-03-19 13:39:19 by Admin under News

In our ongoing effort to make communication and learning at home a little easier during these trying times, TouchChat by Saltillo is being offered at 50% off March 24-30. You won't want to miss this awesome opportunity! Terms and conditions apply. See below for details.  

TouchChat Sale Terms and conditions:

  • Available worldwide: The discount is based on the US App Store.
  • Exact prices may vary in other countries.
  • Excludes all TouchChat Classic and 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.
  • Can be combined with Apple’s Volume Purchase Program for Education discount​.

 This sale does not replace our May sale for Better Hearing and Speech Month. We will keep you posted on details of a possible May sale as the situation in the U.S. unfolds in the next couple of weeks. 

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Tips for Cleaning & Disinfecting Your PRC-Saltillo Device

Posted on 2020-03-12 09:22:44 by Admin under News

Just like hand washing, cleaning and disinfecting your PRC-Saltillo device on a regular basis is an important habit to get into. To aid in the fight against the spread of germs, here are some helpful steps for properly sanitizing your device and other equipment:

First Step: Put on protective gloves

Next Step: Clean the device and accessories

  1. Wipe down the device and accessories with disinfectant wipes (Virucidal, Bactericidal, Pseudomonacidal, Tuberculocidal, Fungicidal) like Metrex CaviWipes™. Follow the disinfectant product manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning.
  2. Take a Q-Tip with cleaner applied (for example, Windex® or another commercial cleaner) and clean inside all cracks and crevices. You may want to use a toothbrush or similar brush.
  3. Blow the device off with an air hose or wipe it dry.

IMPORTANT! Make sure all soil is removed from the device and accessories. This is vital before proceeding to disinfecting the equipment.

Next Step: Disinfect the device and accessories

  1. Wipe down the device and accessories with a new disinfectant wipe (Virucidal, Bactericidal, Pseudomonacidal, Tuberculocidal, Fungicidal)—Metrex CaviWipes. Follow the disinfectant product manufacturer’s instructions for disinfecting.
  2. Make sure to clean inside all cracks and corners, and wipe more than once if necessary to keep the device wet for a minimum of three (3) minutes.
  3. Allow the device and accessories to dry.

Final Step: Wipe the touchscreen

  1. When the device and accessories are dry, wipe down the viewing area (device touchscreen, TouchGuide, keyguard, etc.) with glass cleaner, so the screen doesn’t discolor.
  2. Allow the equipment to dry.

For questions about cleaning and disinfecting your device, we welcome you to contact your local PRC-Saltillo consultant. Find your representative here.

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Playground Core Communication Boards from PRC-Saltillo

Posted on 2020-01-27 13:55:54 by Admin under News

Recess. Is there any other time at school that children like as much as time spent playing?

Children who use AAC, however, face a unique challenge. When playing outside with their classmates, taking an AAC device with them means the device can get broken or lost. But without it, there is no way for the child to communicate with their friends or teachers.

Here at PRC-Saltillo, we’re thrilled that, more and more, the AAC community is providing large symbol-based communication boards for playgrounds, promoting both independence and inclusion for children who use AAC. As these have grown in popularity, we’ve received many questions about how schools can create a board for their playgrounds, and how the symbols and vocabulary options should be identified on these boards.

Below you’ll find information on starting the process, beginning with:

  1. A sample request for funding
  2. The files you’ll need to take to a printer to create a board. Please note: These files were created in InDesign. If you do not have the latest version of this program, you will not be able to open the file. However, your printer should be able to and can send you a draft to review.
  3. Instructions for how to properly acknowledge intellectual property rights on the board

Ready, set…go!

Click the image to download a PDF

Click the image to download a PDF 

Click the image to download a PDF

Instructions for Creating a Board

  • Download the files.
  • WordPower
  • Unity
  • LAMP
  • Take these to your local printer. They will request the files, which you can either copy onto a thumb drive or send via a large file transfer service (each zip file is approximately 25 mb).
  • Your printer will help you determine the type of board material and size you will need. We suggest a highly durable material, one that will withstand repeated use and the weather.
  • Once printed, your sign will either need to be mounted to a wall or put on a post.

Terms of Use

  • To use our Core Communication Board templates or icons from our websites, a PRC or Saltillo device or app must be supported in the school or organization.
  • The playground boards (or any low-tech material using these symbols) should not be sold, re-sold, or commercialized.
  • If you are creating a custom board, i.e., not using one of our complete templates as-is, you must include the appropriate copyright statement somewhere on the board:
  • When using MINSPEAK ® symbols from Unity/LAMP Words for Life/UNIDAD: © PRC-Saltillo/Semantic Compaction Systems, Inc.
  • When using SymbolStix ® symbols from WordPower™: © PRC-Saltillo/SymbolStix/Inman Innovations
  • Optional: If you would like to add a website for more information about our AAC systems, please include:

Other Things to Note

PRC-Saltillo cannot accommodate requests for custom designed signs.

If you wish to create a custom design you will need to acquire the appropriate licensing. A subscription to LessonPix will provide access to numerous licensed icons, including Unity and LAMP icons. Icons used on WordPower can be accessed with a SymbolStix PRIME subscription.

PRC-Saltillo Named "Business of the Year"

Posted on 2020-01-27 11:34:56 by Admin under News

PRC-Saltillo has been named the 2020 "Business of the Year" by the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce.

The award is presented annually to a business for its longevity in the community, positive impact on the local economy, contributions to the community's well being, their concern for the well being of its employees, and support of the Chamber.

"We're honored to be recognized by the Chamber," said Dave Hershberger, CEO, PRC-Saltillo. "We’ve been a part of this community for over 50 years. Our roots – and our future – are here. We’re proud of our hometown, and we look forward to being part of the community for the next 50 years."

In an interview with the Wooster Daily Record, chamber President Justin Starlin commented on the nomination: "The chamber is excited to recognize PRC-Saltillo with the business of the year, as they have been a business over the years that has … flown under the radar in terms of business success and growth," he said. "Being a homegrown company that is now international in scope, PRC-Saltillo is long overdue in being recognized for their 50-plus years of making a positive difference in the lives of their customers."

The official award ceremony was held January 23, 2020. Check out the feature article!

About the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce

The Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce is a business leadership organization that represents the interests of various sectors of the local economy. Their mission is to foster economic prosperity in the Wooster area by advancing community leadership and supporting the interests of their members and the business community.