NOVA chat 8 is a communication system that offers the well-known Chat software on an Android platform. Like all "Chats," NOVA chat 8 offers a durable yet sleek portable design, with features that include an 8" display, switch scanning, Social Chat, IVONA speech synthesizer, and many other Chat features.
A variety of vocabulary configurations provides options for each individual that uses our "Chat" systems. NOVA chat includes thousands of SymbolStix™ symbols, and PCS™ symbols can be added.
We are excited to introduce Ivona voices which include a child's voice, a teen's voice, as well as numerous American & British English adult options. Acapela voices are also available for NOVA chat 8 as an option. Sound clarity of NOVA chat 8 outdoes that of any portable communication systems of its size.
NOVA chat 8 comes with an 8" screen and weighs only 1.35 lbs. The capacitive touchscreen is accessible by finger touch or an included stylus.
The rubberized protective shield not only protects the system, but now comes in four fun colors to give it an up-to-date style. No need to choose just one color, as all four color shields are provided with each system. Blue, green and purple offer youthful, fun options while a gray option provides a more sophisticated look.
Vocabulary Options such as ChatPower from Inman Innovations highlight the listing of powerful communication options that are provided. ChatPower offers a series of new AAC vocabularies designed specifically for the NOVA chat 8.
ChatPower20 Simply incorporates carrier phrases with core words for quick and easy language generation and therefore, could be called a “hybrid,” because it can be used primarily as a phrase-based system, or as a word-based system. It was designed for users with motor disabilities and access issues, those with vision impairment that need large cells and print, cognitively and severely language disabled individuals who benefit from phrases to assist with quick language generation, and those who have scanning access needs.
ChatPower 24 & 42 are word-based vocabularies that allow for easy intuitive communication. The programs have been designed specifically for this portable and readily available platform. It is a generative language system that will be familiar to those using WordPower on other systems, and easy to learn for new users.
ChatPower 24 with Phrases is also a word-based vocabulary program, but phrases and sentences starters have been incorporated in order to make language generation easier for those who may have difficulty with a word-based program. Core language and category-based words are included in this program.
ChatPower 30 is a modified version of ChatPower24, but it includes an extra column on every page. The extra column includes designated buttons for clear, delete word, smart period, and plural —s. It is a word-based vocabulary that was designed to be an easy and intuitive generative language system. This vocabulary is configured to work with a keyguard and with scanning.
ChatPower 42 Basic is a simplified version of ChatPower 42. This word-based system remains rich in core vocabulary, and it may be appropriate for beginning users or those who need a more basic vocabulary design. It is designed to make communication fast and easy.
ChatPower 48 is a modified version of ChatPower42, but it includes an extra column on every page. The extra column includes designated buttons for clear, smart period, delete word, and plural —s. It is a word-based vocabulary that was designed to be an easy and intuitive generative language system. This vocabulary is configured to work with a keyguard and with scanning.
ChatPower 60 consists of a large number of high frequency words available on the main page, resulting in fast communication with reduced keystrokes. Word completion and logical next words are used, and the "grammar" function provides morphological endings to verbs, nouns and adjectives. Spelling with word prediction along with the category-based pages contained in all other versions of the vocabulary are also available. This vocabulary is configured to work with a keyguard.
ChatPower80 is a vocabulary consisting of high-frequency core words, spelling and word prediction, all on the main page. It also includes the category-based pages contained in all other versions of the vocabulary. With this setup, the user can use core words in the same sentences without moving to a separate page to spell. This vocabulary is configured to work with a keyguard and with scanning.
A Basic 4-Location file has also been added for those needing minimal targets.
MultiChat 15 is offered in a Student, Adolescent, and Adult version of NOVA chat 8. There are multiple forms of communication available in this program: sentences, phrases, individual words, recordings for story-telling, and visual scenes. Also included are interactive play and reading pages, social pages and a News-2-You starter page for the weekly newspaper’s vocabulary. There are symbols on every button with the exception of several core words.
Saltillo has updated the user interface of their Chat software. Included are features for sharing text with other applications and social networks. This Social Chat feature allows text generated by Chat pages to be sent to Facebook, Twitter or other social networks.
NOVA chat 8 has a unique design that allows for configurable orientation of landscape or portrait. Its dimensions are 8.5" x 5.13" x 1.6", which makes it easy to hold. A stand and handle are built into the design and also configurable for each orientation. Strap attachments are available for hands-free transporting.
*8" WSVGA (capacitive touch screen)
*SymbolStix™ are standard symbols and PCS™ symbols are available as an option
*Updated user interface
*Single and dual switch scanning
*Social Chat shares text easily with Facebook and Twitter
*Improved file transferring (more stable/quicker transfers)
*NOVA chat Editor (CD)
*Vocabulary files for both literate and emerging literate clients
*Ivona synthesized speech (including teen and child voice)
*Acapela synthesized speech option available
*Built-in front/rear camera 3.0 Megapixel Auto Focus w/flash
*Rubberized protective Color shields included
*Size: 8.5" x 5.13" x 1.6"
*Weight: 1.35 lbs.
*1 year warranty
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