The Smart/Chat is a multi-level AAC device designed to aid communication through direct selection. Using “Real-Voice” technology, the Smart/Chat provides speech playback at a high audio quality. The Smart/Chat has both a manual level selection as well as Overlay Recognition technology that will read the overlay and select the proper level and messages assigned to that overlay. The Smart/Chat is User-Friendly, durable and rugged. The water resistant membrane operates with a light touch.