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Supported message building

Many of the cells within Voco Chat speak and jump to a new grid at the same time. Often, these cells speak more than one word, and support a user to build a message using phrases. This supported navigation removes the need for users to decide which grid they need to jump to once they start their message. Instead they can focus purely on what they want to say.

‘Can I ask you something’ + ‘What are you doing?’

Image shows sentence built with 'Can I ask you something' and 'What are you going' cells.

‘Something is wrong’ + ‘I don’t want to’ + ‘I’m tired’

Image shows sentence built with 'Something is wrong','I don't want to' and 'I'm tired' cells.

‘I want’ + ‘something to drink’ + ‘coffee’

Image shows sentence built with 'I want','Something to drink' and 'coffee' cells.

Voco Chat often makes it possible for users to make just one or two selections to convey a message. For example, to simply say ‘Something is wrong’, or ‘I feel + excited’, or ‘I think + I like it’. This makes Voco Chat suitable for those just beginning to learn to use AAC.

For those users who are able to, longer messages can be formed with multiple selections. A key aim of supported message building in Voco Chat is also to support and encourage individuals to move from one or two selections, to longer message building.

To make it easier to start a new message, whenever any of the six message pathway cells on the home grid are selected, Voco Chat will automatically clear the chat writing area for the user.

Last Revision: 14.02.2022