Point-and-Chat®: Talking Email, Instant Messaging, and Twitter
for users of Augmentative and Assistive Communiciation (AAC) devices from Point-and-Read, Inc.
Point-and-Chat will take text input from a variety of sources including:
- any registered copy of Saltillo's TouchChat*,
- any registered copy of Saltillo's DesktopChat**,
- the computer keyboard,
- a Saltillo ChatBox 40 XT,
- a DynaVox Series 4 device,
- a DynaVox Series 5 device,
- Point-and-Chat can be run on a DynaVox Series 5 device , (but not recommended when the DynaVox is using WiFi or BlueTooth)***,
- Mayer Johnson's Boardmaker Speaking Dynamically Pro***,
- Mayer Johnson's Boardmaker Player***, and
- Words+ Say It Sam***.
* TouchChat can be used when running any one of the three Point-and-Chat programs, but not when running more than one at the same time.
**DesktopChat (SE) might not run correctly on some versions of Windows 7, particularly Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.
*** This AAC software requires a helper program from Point-and-Read, Inc. and some changes to the AAC software vocabulary files.
As other devices and software are found compatible with Point-and-Chat programs, they will be listed on this page.
This free Point-and-Chat download does not include a copy of DesktopChat or TouchChat. You can purchase TouchChat at Saltillo's e-store. Point-and-Chat does not need DesktopChat or TouchChat for Point-and-Chat to work with the other software and stand-alone devices listed above.
This website has instructions for using Point-and-Chat with specific stand alone AAC devices, including a ChatBox 40 XT, a DynaVox Series 4 device, and a DynaVox Series 5 device. These device specific instructions, called "integration kits", can be found at Integration Kit webpage.
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