Grid 3 empowers people with disabilities to communicate, control their environment and access their computer. It is a complete AAC communication solution that enables people to have a voice, control their environment and live more independent lives.
It’s designed for anyone with complex communication or access needs and includes a wide range of resources that you can control with touch, switch, eye gaze and pointing devices. You’ll find grid sets for talking with symbols or text, and content for all ages and abilities. Start exploring the software today with our 60 day free trial, available on any Windows PC or tablet.
Introducing Grid 3
Content for Everyone
Grid 3 is designed with AAC users in mind. There are many readymade resources for everyone to explore, from powerful communication tools for text to grid sets for communicating with symbols and developing literacy.
A range of vocabularies are available with Grid, from Word Power to PODD and Vocabulary for Life.
Super Core, a new research-based core vocabulary, makes it easier for early AAC users to get started and experience success with symbol communication. Core vocabulary sits alongside activity-specific language, with powerful features that make it simpler to form phrases and communicate meaning.
Smart Grammar features in combination with next-word prediction, make it easier for symbol users to quickly build phrases and clearly communicate meaning.
All popular symbol libraries are included with Grid 3: Widgit, PCS, Symbol Stix and Snap Photos.
Text Talker is packed with innovative features to make communicating as fast and efficient as possible. You can quickly generate messages in the moment and prepare for conversations in advance. It also includes ready-made grids for Message Banking, enabling people who still have some speech to capture it and recall it from within the app.
In Fast Talker, apps for everything sit alongside your text communication grid set. Making it easy to switch from sending an email to browsing the web or catching up on your work.
The patented Chat History feature will always suggest phrases based on when you last said something and where you are; using our integrated location aware technology. Included in all of our text communication resources, this ground breaking feature makes communicating with text more efficient than ever before.
Designed for all access methods
You can use Grid 3 with any type of alternative access, from eye gaze and switch to touch and pointing devices. You can even set it up with multiple access options and switch between them to suit your changing needs throughout the day.
Grid for iPad is also available for English users. You can find it in the App store!
Edit and create new resources with ease
Personalising resources is simple, or you can even create your own. Whether you prefer larger text, high contrast colours or larger cells to target – everything is possible! And your profile and content can be backed up and stored safely in the cloud.
Remote editing enables anyone to edit resources and get support, from anywhere in the world. This means that parents and professionals can collaborate on personalising content. Any changes you make are automatically updated, so long as your device is online and Remote Editing is turned on.
Accessible apps enable you to browse the web, use social media and so much more. There are grid sets for everything from making a quick phone call and sending a quick text or email, to updating your Facebook page and watching videos on YouTube.
Control Appliances in your Environment
Using any device with infrared and radio technology, Grid 3 helps you to take control of the devices in your home, and operate anything from televisions and lights, to heaters and beds. There is even a collection of Simple Environment Control grid sets to get you started.
Learn through exploration and play with Interactive Learning – 25 animated activities introducing cause and effect and choice making. This is also a fun way to practice your access skills. Meet Dilbert the dog, design an outfit for the catwalk or even race a car!
A Voice that Belongs to You
Choose from our library of voices where you’ll find a wide selection of languages and regional accents for men, women and children. You can tailor the pitch and speed of the voice to suit you, and use the pronunciation tools to sound out uncommon words correctly. You can even integrate recordings of your own voice with Message Banking features, or import a custom voice that you have already recorded.
South African Language Voices
Grid 3 is compatible with the Qfrency South African voices, so you can write and speak in any of the 11 official languages. For people who require symbols to communicate, Grid 3 has been translated into Afrikaans too.