TouchChat HD - AAC 4+

Full-Featured AAC Solution

Prentke Romich Company

Designed for iPad

    • 3.9 • 25 Ratings
    • $149.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

TouchChat is a full-featured Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) solution for individuals who have difficulty using their natural voice. TouchChat is designed for individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, ALS, apraxia, stroke, or other conditions that affect a person's ability to use natural speech.

TouchChat gives an individual the ability to choose a vocabulary file which consists of pages and buttons that contain words, phrases, sentences, and other functions. Messages are spoken with a built-in voice synthesizer or by playing a recorded message. Various synthesized and custom voice options are available, allowing the user to choose a voice that fits their own personality.

Various vocabulary files are included in English, French, and Spanish. Visit our website for a full list of options.

The Upgrade Store provides additional in-app purchases, including the WordPower® series of AAC vocabularies designed by Nancy Inman. WordPower is a word-based vocabulary that allows for easy and intuitive communication and is available in English, Spanish, and French. The Upgrade Store also provides English vocabularies files (Gateway©, Pixon®60 and Talk About AAC), language packs including vocabulary files and synthesized voices (Hebrew and Arabic), services, and symbol libraries.

Vocabulary files within TouchChat are fully customizable, including pages, grid layout, buttons, messages, and symbols. Select from over 45 button actions and nearly 40,000 Symbolstix® symbols* when creating new buttons. You can also choose to use an existing image or take a photo with the built-in camera. Additionally, gestures can be used to navigate to new pages, speak messages, etc.

*Please note: PCS© symbols can only be used in TouchChat after an in-app purchase is completed.

Button activation timing can be adjusted to meet the needs and capabilities of the user. Adjustments include button dwell time and button release time. Buttons can also be configured to activate on release.

Additional access methods such as scanning, head tracking, and eye tracking may be available based on device model and may require an additional hardware purchase.

Text generated with TouchChat can be shared on social media or via iMessage® and email using a wireless connection. Generate a message, push on the text window, and choose a service. Additionally, text can be copied to/from TouchChat and other applications so it can be spoken out loud.

Users can program buttons to play audio files such as music from the media library or videos from the device or a YouTube™ link.

Once programming is complete, vocabulary files can be imported and exported through AirDrop, email, iTunes® file sharing, DropBox™ or Google Drive™. TouchChat also enables users to subscribe to iShare and store custom files for safe keeping (not available to customers residing in the European Union).

iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

What’s New

Version 2.48.0

It’s not enough to be up to date, we are always working toward tomorrow.
New in this release:
Updated Realize Language logo
Added anonymous data collection

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Margaret Ginzburg ,

Great application but needs some fixes

I like this application. It has built-in vocabulary but allows easy customization. I just created the custom vocabulary today and my son is already using it! The only problem is that when I edit a button in one screen my changes affect absolutely unrelated button in another screen, which is obviously a bug.

8ubbabone ,

Please add iPadOS voices!

Hi My name is Ian, I have CP. can you please add iPadOS voices! I been using Will for a long time,now I wanna use the Siri us voice. If you can, please do it! Thanks!

kathrynfw ,

Great until you edit

I really touted this as a great thing on my web site based on demos I had seen. However, once I got it into my hands, i got very frustrated.
Very poor voices. "Nelly" is not a good child's voice. Buttons can't be moved, copied or pasted. When you are in the 16-button page (as an example), some of the buttons that should show are hidden. You hit "edit page" and you see all the buttons and they rearrange themselves so you can't really tell where things will go (and what buttons will disappear) when you back out of edit view. The "scene based" does not work like a traditional scene base where you can put a button anywhere and move it around as needed. You can only use a grid. Very disappointed. I bought Proloquo2Go and thought this would be better. Paid for this one and now it is wasted. Going back to Proloquo2Go.

App Privacy

The developer, Prentke Romich Company, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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