Essence No Longer Available in Saltillo Default Vocabulary Selection

Posted on 2018-12-17 14:13:25 by Admin under News

WOOSTER, OH - Effective January 2019, Essence will no longer be available as part of the Saltillo collection of default vocabularies on devices shipped. It will, however, be available for download from our website. The 2.17 software update slated for an early January release will also reflect this change. The decision arose to eliminate confusion between this vocabulary and PRC's vocabulary of the same name. While similar in that they are both spelling-based files, the functionality is different between the two.

If you customized your own Essence vocabulary and/or made a copy, it will still be available on your device. For anyone looking for an alternative spelling-based file, we recommend Spelling or myCore.

Please contact the Saltillo Service Department with questions or issues copying or downloading the file.


Enhanced WordPower™ Highlights Saltillo's 2.16 Chat Software Update!

Posted on 2018-11-02 11:08:43 by Admin under News

In this latest update, WordPower™ takes center stage with some awesome upgrades. Plus, don't miss the expanded SymbolStix® library! Here's some of what you'll find in this software update:

  • Enhanced and expanded SOCIAL pages
  • The verb "want" is automatically followed by the infinitive form of the verb on the main page, i.e. "I want" + to go
  • All DESCRIBING word pages are now organized using opposite concepts
  • The verb "feel" now opens to a FEELINGS page rather than all DESCRIBING words; this is also true in Spanish files (mi siento, te sientes, etc.)

Check out the video summary then download the 2.16 update for your NovaChat® or ChatFusion™ software! 


Live with Chloe - Closing the Gap 2018!

Posted on 2018-10-05 16:34:04 by Admin under News

Closing the Gap 2018 may be in the books, but lots of great fun and learning took place that we'll keep with us! One of the highlights from our time at the conference was going LIVE on Facebook with Saltillo Ambassador Chloe! If you missed the live event, check it out below! 


Helping USAAC in the Aftermath of Hurricane Florence

Posted on 2018-09-20 13:33:21 by Admin under News

Once again, a hurricane has devastated homes, communities and families. And once again, PRC and Saltillo are reaching out to help.

Make a Donation

To assist those in the AAC community whose lives were upended, PRC and Saltillo have donated $10,000 to the United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (USSAAC) Disaster Relief Fund. In addition, to help maximize their efforts, for every dollar you contribute the companies will match your gift, up to an additional $10,000.

You can make your donation online at the USSAAC website.

Assisting AAC Users in Need

USSAAC’s Disaster Relief Committee is ready to assist those who use AAC and have been affected by Hurricane Florence and the associated flooding, if they have lost or damaged AAC. If you have been affected and need their assistance, please register at aacdisasterrelief@recovers.org.

Continuing Support for the AAC Community

In the coming days, people affected by Florence will have many needs beyond recovering their communication capabilities. Below are just a few of the avenues available to make other donations.

Foundation for the Carolinas

Central Carolina Community Foundation

State of North Carolina

Ready NC

South Carolina Emergency Management Division

Google

Affected by the Hurricane?

If you or your family have been affected by Hurricane Florence, and need additional assistance, the following agencies offer help and resources.

Disaster Assistance

North Carolina Department of Public Safety

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)