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Celebrate AAC Awareness Month with 50% off TouchChat® by Saltillo!

Posted on 2019-09-27 10:27:33 by Admin under News

AAC Awareness Month is upon us, so let's celebrate October 10-14 with 50% off TouchChat® by Saltillo! With easy-to-customize features and a wide range of vocabularies (including the WordPower™ suite), languages and voices, TouchChat® is an industry-leading iOS-based AAC app. Individuals who have difficulty using their natural voice can use TouchChat to communicate with the world around them via the familiarity of an iPhone or iPad. 

Many great new features have been added to TouchChat by Saltillo, including head tracking! Built into the TouchChat by Saltillo app settings, head tracking uses the facial recognition capability of the newest iPad Pro and iPhone models to track head/face movement. This new feature is available on:

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)

  • iPad Pro 11-inch

  • iPhone XS Max

  • iPhone XS

  • iPhone XR

  • iPhone X

  • iPhone 11

  • iPhone 11 Pro

  • iPhone 11 Pro Max


Terms & Conditions:

  • Available worldwide: The discount is based on the U.S. 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​.

  • Offer only valid Oct 10-14, 2019.


News-2-You Supports from Saltillo Get an Upgrade!

Posted on 2019-08-27 22:41:34 by Admin under News

In another exciting addition to Saltillo's ever-expanding implementation resources, we have added new supports for n2y! With these new additions you'll get Back-to-School templates for WordPower™20, 42, and 60 locations, plus Smart Charts…the BRAND NEW tool for WordPower42, 42 Basic, 60, and 60 Basic vocabulary files.

"A Smart Chart is a list of the icon sequences included in the WordPower file to help you locate the target vocabulary in the n2y lesson," commented PRC-Saltillo Training & Implementation Manager Lisa Timm." Smart Charts are a great way to learn and use vocabulary already available in WordPower, so let them guide you through the target words in the lessons and continue growing language!"

Saltillo teamed up with n2y to bring weekly pages for NovaChat® and ChatFusion™ devices. The weekly newspapers from n2y improve communication through fun and educational activities for individuals of all ages and abilities. Subscribers of n2y will find that the individual can participate in all of these activities using these pre-made pages on a Saltillo communication device, as well as participate in conversations with peers and family on the latest topics.

You can download weekly pages for your communication devices to complement the n2y curriculum!

Get Your Chat On with the 2.20 Software Update!

Posted on 2019-07-15 18:11:31 by Admin under News

It's time to update the 2.20 Chat Software that's all about WordPower™! Here at Saltillo, we're dedicated to delivering the most up-to-date software and vocabulary enhancements to give you the best user experience. Read below to see what's new then click the link at the bottom to find the update for your device. 

All WordPower files 

  • -Added east, west, north, south – accessed through GEOGRAPHY pages
  • -“-‘s” available on all vocabularies (typically available on Spelling pages)
  • -Improved functioning of the comma on Spelling pages
  • -Updated “Hey Siri” training commands in English

WordPower20 Simply

  • -Symbols added to indefinite pronouns
  • -Added Voice Assist commands 

WordPower60 Basic

  • -“Pronoun + like/love” now leads to present progressive form of verb (i.e. I like reading / playing.) 

WordPower42 Basic & WordPower60 Basic

  • -BODY page now allows one to say things like, “I eat with my mouth; I smell with my nose; I hear with my ears;” etc. 

48-location Spanish files 

  • -SENSORY pages now available

WordPower60, 80, 108 and 140

  • -of > course




Download the 2.19 Chat Software Experience!

Posted on 2019-05-03 11:29:06 by Admin under News

Providing the best user experience with Saltillo devices is always top of mind. That's why we're dedicated to delivering the most up-to-date software and vocabulary enhancements…and the 2.19 Software Release does just that!

  • -You can now plug a dual switch into NovaChat® and ChatFusion™ devices for two-switch scanning
  • -The new Switch Setup Wizard will have your switches up and running in no time
  • -PCS symbols are now disabled by default in ChatEditor. If you have purchased PCS symbols on your NovaChat or ChatFusion device, simply connect that device to ChatEditor and the PCS symbols will be enabled (this is the same way that speech is enabled on ChatEditor). This maintains the copyright integrity of PCS symbols and ensures that those who use the PCS symbols have full access to them in the ChatEditor software.
  • -Lots of cool WordPower™ vocabulary enhancements for increased functionality and language building!

WordPower™ Enhancements 

All WordPower files

  • -Questions on the SOCIAL/PERSONAL pages are now color coded to make them more prominent
  • -Verbs “mow" and “whisper” added in all files
  • -BODY pages include SymbolStix® updates and increased page functionality 

All vocabularies up to 60-locations

  • -QUESTION and DESCRIBE are now written out in full
  • -SENSORY pages available – on WP20 and 25 (located under TOYS); in other files, they have their own pages

WordPower42 Basic

  • -“is” and “-s” now available on ANIMALS pages
  • -SPELLING page now has “-s” and “-’s” available
  • -Apostrophe option also on SPELLING page 


  • -ANIMALS links appear individually on GROUPS page
  • -DESERT animals now included


  • -Added “away” following “go” and “come”
  • -Turn > the page, around, it up, it down, it on, it off
  • -Read > leads to a link to READING page
  • -Added words “to, me, you” to READING page 

WordPower42, 108 & 108 w/Keyboard

  • -Now you can say “my favorite color” and “your favorite color”
  • -Numbers on the spelling pages now programmed with the “Speech Message” action 

WordPower60 BASIC

  • -The words QUESTION and DESCRIBE are now written out in full
  • -PROJECT CORE low-tech vocabulary board added as an option to “Manual Communication Boards”
  • -“-‘s” and “smart comma” available on SPELLING page
  • -“else” now follows indefinite pronouns like “something” (“something else," etc.)
  • -“some” and “an” added to EXTRA WORDS page
  • -“some” appears as a logical next word following “want” and “would like”
  • -DESERT ANIMALS and a second page of BIRDS included 

WordPower140 Scan & Touch

  • -You can now say “I would like to order…” on DRINKS and FOOD pages
  • -“again” added to READING page

 Spanish WordPower Files

  • -SOCIAL (FRASES) pages updated, DESERT ANIMALS added, and much more!
  • -Low-tech vocabulary board that loosely coincides with English PROJECT CORE added to WordPower60 ESPANOL BÁSICO; added as option to “Manual Communication Boards” PAGE