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Grid 2 by Sensory Software
Communication and Computer Access for Windows
The Grid 2 software combines symbol communication, text communication, and on-screen keyboards in a single program. Highly configurable access options for switch users and a range of communication vocabularies completes the package.
The Grid 2 builds on those features, seamlessly integrating new activities (such as playing music and sending e-mails) and you can get started straight away with the new, user-friendly interface.
The Grid 2 incorporates many computing features within its augmentative communication program to offer a fully integrated communication solution for Windows PC and Windows-based AAC devices.
As well as symbol and text communication and a powerful on-screen keyboard for computer control, The Grid 2 adds some exciting new functionality.
Acapela speech synthesis voices come standard and additional quality Acapela languages are optional (available in many languages), so speech output has never sounded better.
Also included is the SymbolStix symbols from News-2-You and a Widget Literacy Symbols library.
Sensory Software's new interactive web site allows you to download grids created by other Grid 2 users: grids.sensorysoftware.com.
There is also a series of pre-made add-on grid sets for The Grid 2. Each add-on has been designed to help users perform specialized tasks while taking advantage of the access options and speech output found in The Grid 2. Add-on Grid Sets
These days, communication means more than speaking directly to people face to face. The Grid 2 allows you to send email and SMS text messages, Skype, or browse the web right from your AAC program.
User Management with Grid Explorer
The Grid 2 includes Grid Explorer, which enables you to view and manage each user's grids:
- Copy grids just by dragging with the mouse.
- View the hierachy of a user's grids as a chart.
- Backup users to a CD for safe keeping.
The way you create, edit and adapt grids is easy in The Grid 2:
- Grids can be created rapidly using an intuitive editor screen.
- Each grid may contain between 1 and 2500 cells.
- Stretch and move cells to make interesting grid layouts.
- New cell shapes and grid backgrounds make grids look fun!
The Grid 2 is a powerful symbol communicator, used by people of all ages and abilities who are unable to speak, or whose speech is unclear.
At a basic level, users can select a message to be spoken instantly. You can also select a sequence of symbols to create a sentence. More advanced users can combine symbols with alphabet grids, and use tools such as prediction with symbols. Symbol sentences can be saved, printed, sent as email or sms messages, or simply spoken aloud.
You can quickly and simply add new vocabulary and new pages.
Use the SymbolStix symbols and Widget Literacy Symbols (included), Mayer-Johnson PCS, or any other symbol collection.
You can also use photos and other images.
The Grid 2 provides many ways to speed up text input for people unable to use a physical keyboard. Prediction and other tools are available for users who need support with language or spelling:
- Intelligent prediction learns as you write.
- You can use 'sounds like' or "spelled like" word matching.
- Create abbreviations for typing useful phrases in just a few selections.
Text communication grids are included with The Grid 2, and can be adapated to suit individual needs.
Text Chat + Messages gives users the option to save sentences. Quick searching allows you to find and edit saved messages.
Power users can maintain multiple message lists for different topics. Verb Morphology allows you to change a verb to a different tense just by selecting a cell.
Our computer control grids are designed to make all the features of Windows immediately accessible to people who do not use a standard keyboard and mouse - even to people using a single switch.
In addition to replacing the keyboard and mouse with an on-screen display, The Grid 2 allows you to open and manage programs, move and resize windows, browse web sites and much more.
The Grid 2's computer control grids are set up for common applications like Word, Internet Explorer, and Outlook Express.
Grids for controlling other software can be created in The Grid 2 and shared online.
Accessing other programs is very fast with The Grid 2. This high speed is due to the efficient way you control your computer. Each cell on the screen can be programmed to perform any number of functions, allowing users to perform complex tasks by simply selecting one cell.
|019-0575-04||The Grid 2, single user, Acapela, SymbolStix, and Widgit Symbols||$735.00|
|019-0575-02||The Grid 2, 5-user license, Acapela, SymbolStix, and Widgit Symbols||$1,470.00|
|019-0575-20||The Grid 2, 20-user license, Acapela, SymbolStix, and Widgit Symbols||$2,940.00|
|019-0575-50||The Grid 2, 50-user license, Acapela, SymbolStix, and Widgit Symbols||$4,750.00|
|019-0575-U0||Upgrade from The Grid 1 to The Grid 2||$245.00|
|019-0575-AX||Additional Acapela language for use with The Grid 2||$180.00|
|019-0575-PD||PODD 15 grid sets for use with The Grid 2||$355.00|
|019-0805-00||GridPlayer for iOS devices||free!|