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English/Spanish America NovaChat 8 Active Dedicated Plus (Medicare Model)
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English/Spanish America NovaChat 8 Active Dedicated Plus (Medicare Model)

Saltillo is pleased to announce the English/Spanish America NovaChat 8 Active

For an energetic, on-the-go communicator, the English/Spanish America NovaChat 8 is now available in an Active option. In addition to offering Spanish and bilingual vocabulary files, this device is lightweight and portable with the added protection of a durable wrap to help withstand drops and falls.

*Thick, protective EVA foam wrap provides shock absorption and added durability to protect against tumbles
*Incorporated handle allows for easy, comfortable carryingy
*Fully adjustable, redesigned stand allows for a wide range of angles that stay in place
*Redesigned charging ports increase independence
*Upgraded amp provides improved speaker quality for clearer communication in a variety of environments
*Each device comes with four wraps (dark gray, green, blue and pink) to allow the device user to show off their style
*Comes with the widely popular Chat software on an Android™ platform for familiar use
*Social Chat feature allows text generated by Chat pages to be sent to social networks
*Includes thousands of SymbolStix™ symbols, and PCS™ symbols can be added

*Measures 10.2" L x 8.6" W x 2.1" D (including handle)
*Weighs 2.2 lbs.
*8", 2048 x 1536 pixels, 24 bit display

This English/Spanish America NovaChat 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.

The English/Spanish America NovaChat 8 contains all of the original NovaChat English Vocabulary files and 8 English/Spanish America Vocabulary files.

WordPower 48 Español is a new AAC vocabulary created for the NovaChat 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 NovaChat 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.

The guidelines for Medicare in many states require that devices purchased with funds from this organization are "dedicated" devices. Dedicated devices are devices that can only be used as communication devices, i.e. no other applications can be run on the devices. The Dedicated Plus Chat Models meet the funding requirements of this organization

This dedicated speech device is designed solely for the purpose of speech generation and comes with a three year warranty. The Dedicated Plus model for NovaChat 8 also includes a shoulder strap for hands-free transporting and a carrying case.

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