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Head Tracking And More In App Update 2.44

Posted Aug 29, 2023 - 11:32am

Check out the latest changes in TouchChat®, LAMP Words for Life®, and Dialogue® AAC when you update your iOS apps to version 2.44.

Introducing Head Tracking for the LAMP Words for Life app

Head tracking is now available for LAMP Words for Life bringing this research-based vocabulary to more individuals with complex bodies. It also makes this powerful access method available for all three PRC-Saltillo AAC apps!

It’s exciting that individuals who benefit from head tracking will have another option where the motor plan stays unique and consistent,” said John Halloran, M.S., CCC-SLP, co-creator of Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP™).

Simply turn on the head tracking feature located in the settings menu of your app. You’ll also find options for customizing tracking speed, cursor smoothing, and more. Consider a larger iPad allowing for larger button size to encourage AAC success for those new to this communication access method.

Visit our robust online support articles to learn more about head tracking on iOS and other app features.

Vocabulary Updates for LAMP Words for Life (Full)

  • The phonics page now includes initial consonant blends and final word endings
  • Smoking icons are no longer present
  • Diverse skin tones are now available in body part icons (English file only)

New Features for TouchChat

  • In-app purchases are now automatically restored if you install TouchChat on another device
  • French Acapela voices are now bundled together in a single in-app purchase of $11.99
  • Canadian French vocab files are now available among standard vocabs without having to download through the Upgrade Store – view screenshots of MultiChat 15 français, Épeler (Spelling), 4 de base (4-Basic), Communication Journey: Aphasie français, and VocabPC français

Vocabulary Updates for WordPower® Files in TouchChat

All WordPower files

  • Microsoft Word link corrected on the “Write to Apps” page
  • On the social page, a button for “But I don’t know what!” is available following the selection of the “Something’s wrong!” button

But I don't want WordPower file button

WordPower60 Basic & WordPower42 Basic

  • A new logical next word has been added; following the selection of the “open” button, you will now see a button for “the door”

WordPower file door icon

All Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) Files

  • You’ll notice symbol updates throughout the files including the image for cloudy highlighted below

Updated cloudy PCS file

New Features for Dialogue AAC

  • Whiteboard, an app for drawing, collaborating, and sharing, is now available in the Dialogue AAC app for Essence® 60 and 84 vocabulary files (English only for 2.44) – locate the new button within the tools pages

Whiteboard App Button

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