Monday, June 18, 2018

Why I'm Such a SCF Fanboy!

Hey Tek-Ninjas! So, what I think of as the finest piece of Augmentative Communication continues to get better. For free. Tobii Dynavox runs updates in Snap + Core First (SCF) almost monthly, making the best better. I've included details about the newest free updates below. I blogged about SCF awhile back, and you can read that here

New features in Snap include:
  • Swedish with a Core First page set, morphology, prediction, and Swedish Acapela voices
  • Dutch with a Core First page set, prediction and Dutch Acapela voices  

 The new feature Edit Mode Language allows the user to change the language in which Settings are displayed 

The Passcode feature now has options to password protect specific features (Edit Mode, Sync, Vocabulary Search Mode) individually, as well as in combination 

The new User Preference Clear after Speech automatically clears the message window when text is inserted after the Message Window has been spoken

Delay after Page Change is a new feature for Gaze Interaction that allows the user to view newly
opened pages without making eye gaze selections for up to 10 seconds

New styles for buttons that link to other pages include options to display these “link buttons” with Navigation Icons (as in previous versions of Snap) or in a Folder shape. 

Customers also have the option to display these “link buttons” in exactly the same way as other buttons on the page, i.e., without Navigation Icons or a Folder shape.

The new feature Grid Margin Factor controls the amount of space between buttons

Chat Mode with options for a Chat button, that toggles Chat Mode on and off, on the Message Bar, Page, and/or Toolbar

The new Pause Access Method button type that can be used to pause Eye Gaze or Mouse Dwell Access Methods

This continuous push to improve is part of what makes me such a SCF Fanboy!


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