Sunday, September 25, 2011

New AAC Device - The Papoo Touch

 The Papoo Touch is a unique new communication device.  It combines text and symbol based communication with multi-media capabilities.  The Papoo Touch, from France, runs board sets from The Grid 2, a popular AAC program.  It also provides text-to-speech through entering text.  Text can be entered through typing or by writing on the screen with a finger.  As for it's multi-media capabilities they include music and video players as well as video games.  It is also multilingual working in English, French, Italian, Spanish and German.

The Papoo Touch weighs just under 5 ounces.  It is 6 by 3.5 inches and about 1 inch thick.  It can be operated with one or two hands using the touch screen or a switch.  It comes with a USB cable for syncing to a PC, Mac or Linux computer and for charging as well as a neck cord.  The volume from the built in speakers can reach up to 80 feet.  The batteries last for 3 hours of speech and 48 hours on standby.


  1. I watched a video. I think this AAC device is very portable and has a nice voice output. Do you know where you can purchase it in US?

  2. Hi Kaz,
    You can get this device from Saltillo company, based in US.

  3. Thank you. I contacted Saltillo Company. Their local representative may be able to schedule a demonstration in DC.

  4. Kate, I found this AAC device is attractive. However, the cost is very expensive. I am aware that AAC Apps on iPad such as Proloquo2Go are very popular, but do you have any information of AAC apps for Android based Tablet PCs such as Zoom and Toshiba Thrive? I know many professional who are deaf and persons with hard-of-hearing are interested in using Android based tablets.


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