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Empower® software update 1.21 brings even more digital engagement for new generation Accent® 1400 devices.

Join-In the fun of Facebook™ and Messenger

Join-In web apps, created by a partnership with D-Bur, offer more ways for users of the Accent 1400 to enjoy an accessible digital life. Stay connected to friends and family with this second set of Join-In web apps for Facebook and Messenger. (Check out the first set of apps here.)

Basic and advanced versions of each app allow individuals to write posts with text, emojis, and gifs, share posts, scroll your feed, tag accounts, make video calls, and more. Users can type posts and messages with their Unity®, LAMP Words for Life®, or Essence® vocabulary. Engaging with social media is possible regardless of literacy level. 

Plus, you can customize your apps with the editor function and place buttons you use most on the home page. Watch the video below to learn more.

Experience digital accessibility

Join-In web apps make culture, creativity, and connection even more accessible. Join in the fun today!

  • Large buttons and simple navigation
  • Consistent screen design across all Join-in apps
  • Multiple access methods - touch, head tracking, eye tracking, and scanning
  • Basic and advanced app versions

How to get Join-In web apps on Accent 1400 devices

  • Join-In apps are available on every new Accent 1400 device shipped on or after May 1, 2023 and using Empower software with the purchase of the Integrated Feature Pack for $15.
  • For Accent 1400-30 devices shipped on or before April 30, 2023 and using Empower software, please contact your PRC-Saltillo consultant.
  • Start experiencing Facebook and Messenger along with YouTube™, TikTok™, or WhatsApp through Join-In apps by going to Menu > Toolbox > Applications > Web Apps.

Learn how to make the most of Join-In web apps with this free eLearning course including step-by-step instructions and video tutorials. Check it out on AAC Learning Journey! And remember, your local PRC-Saltillo consultant is just a phone call or email away, ready to provide you with support for new features like Join-In.

Additional Features for Empower 1.21

Some improvements with the latest Empower update for all Accent devices include improved screen image quality, decreased time to search for a symbol, and increased mouse pointer sizes. View all details here.


Additional Learning Opportunities

Many individuals choose Unity®, a Minspeak® vocabulary, on their Accent device. If you support a Unity communicator, consider taking a free introductory course through AAC Learning Journey. Unity: Vocabulary Review and Practice is available as an eLearning course and as an upcoming live, instructor-led virtual course.

Unity: Vocabulary Review and Practice

eLearning course at your own time and pace

Instructor: Samantha Strong, M.S., CCC-SLP

 

Live, instructor-led virtual course

Instructor: Deborah Laurent Witkowski, M.A., CCC-SLP
Thursday, March 28, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., ET

You’ll review the guiding principles of Unity and learn the difference between 1-Hit and Sequenced vocabulary options. Plus, practice finding words on your device or emulation software. ASHA CEUs are available. Register today!



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