NOVA chat 8 Plus is a communication system that offers the well-known Chat software on an Android platform. Like all NOVA Chats, the NOVA chat 8 Plus is now available in an English/Spanish America version, which offers Spanish and bilingual vocabulary files. NOVA chat 8 Plus also offers a durable yet sleek portable design, with features that include an 8" display, switch scanning, Social Chat, Ivona or Acapela 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.
The Plus model is designed for individuals with existing or emerging literacy skills. In addition to all of the features of the Standard model, Plus models come with 10,000, 30,000 and 60,000 word dictionaries. Numerous keyboard pages with and without spelling prediction are included in the pre-stored vocabulary files. Plus models also include abbreviation-expansion, a feature that allows you to encode a word, phrase or sentence under a short sequence of letters. Plus models also provide the capability to load and save text files. Plus models are "open", meaning you can also run other Android applications on these devices. Plus models come with a one year warranty.
This new English/Spanish America NOVA Chat gives you an option of using either Acapela or Ivona voices, which both offer bilingual speech capabilities. Important Note: Only one synthesizer must be chosen at time of purchase for the English/Spanish America systems. If Acapela is chosen there will be an additional charge and you must choose whether you would like a male or female voice.
NOVA chat 8 Plus comes with an 8" screen and weighs only 1.35 lbs. The capacitive touchscreen is accessible by finger touch or an included stylus.
A rubberized protective shield protects the system while color shells give it an up-to-date style. No need to choose just one color, as four color shells are provided with each system. Blue, green and purple offer youthful, fun options while a gray option provides a more sophisticated look.
The English/Spanish America NOVA Chat 8 Plus contains all of the original NOVA Chat English Vocabulary files and 8 English/Spanish America Vocabulary files.
WordPower 48 Español is a new AAC vocabulary created for the NOVA chat device. Designed to be intuitive and easy to use, WordPower Español meets the communication needs of a wide group of individuals in Spanish speaking cultures. The vocabulary includes easy to access basic communication for beginning communicators, as well as sophisticated language and grammar for individuals with advanced cognitive and linguistic abilities.
WordPower48 Español Basico is a new addition to the WordPower Español vocabularies. It was designed with early language learners in mind, providing ample picture support and novel structures to facilitate expressive language development. Core vocabulary is embedded within the category and activity pages, allowing easy generation of language from the main core page as well as within tropic-based pages. Core words remain consistent in terms of placement and access, providing a natural bridge between core and fringe words.
MultiChat 15 Spanish is based on the student version developed for the NOVA Chat devices and is very similar to the English MultiChat 15 Student file. However, due to the differences in the two languages some changes have been made to accurately represent each language. For example, Spanish nouns have a gender (masculine or feminine) whereas English nouns do not. In addition, Spanish has a number of different ways to use articles such as “the” that are not consistent with English. The MulitChat 15 Spanish file is developed to be universal so that it is appropriate for many Spanish speakers. Therefore, definitely take advantage of the editing capability to make regional specifications.
MultiChat 15 Bilingual is exactly the same as the MultiChat 15 Spanish file except that the label on the buttons has both the English and Spanish words. Please note, when the Nova device speaks the word and/or phrases, it is only spoken in Spanish.
Vocab PC is a direct translation of the English version. VocabPC was designed by Gail Van Tatenhove, PA, MS, CCC-SLP, for adults and adolescents with developmental disabilities. Vocabulary in VocabPC is arranged as carrier phrases, interactive sentences, activity vocabulary and naming words. VocabPC uses a 12 location page layout.
Tecado is a Spanish keyboard.
Sin sintaxis 4x4 English & Spanish consists of categories of words with a symbol on each button. This file is intended for children without the ability to construct sentences yet.
Sintaxis 4x5 English & Spanish is intended for children that are beginning to create simple sentences. Each page contains 20 buttons of words with pictures. Words are organized into categories with some core words for creating beginning sentences.
Saltillo has updated the user interface of their Chat software. Included are new 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 Plus 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)
*Chat Editor (CD)
*Vocabulary files for both literate and emerging literate clients in Spanish & English
*Ivona or Acapela synthesized speech with Spanish and American voices available
*Built-in front/rear camera 3.0 Megapixel Auto Focus w/flash
*Color shells included
*Size: 8.5" x 5.13" x 1.6"
*Weight: 1.35 lbs.
*1 year warranty
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