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Grid 3 Software – The Gold Standard in Augmentative and Alternative CommunicationThis article is one of a series of articles discussing why Grid 3 software is ideal for quadriplegic assistive technology.  Communications devices for quadriplegics need to have custom options, as no two disabilities are alike. Today we will discuss accessible tools and apps, input methods and computer control.

Grid 3 software accessible tools and apps

Speech generating devices and environmental control units for disabled individuals (i.e. the autonoME, which combined both speech and environmental control features) can be a lifeline for a person with the disability and their caregivers.  Grid 3 software includes accessible apps, tools and Grid Sets for home, work and school that allow the user to do just about anything, including:

  • Taking photos
  • Using an Android telephone
  • Sending text messages
  • Listening to music
  • Send e-mails
  • Using Social Media – Facebook/Twitter/YouTube

Input Methods

Grid 3 software includes apps, tools and Grid Sets that can be controlled using various input methods, which is an important feature with any type of adaptive equipment for quadriplegics:

  • Touch
  • Voice
  • Eye Gaze
  • Switch Scanning (including Sip and Puff)
  • Head Tracking

Computer Control

Grid 3 software allows users to control their Windows based computers.  They can surf the web, send e-mails with attachments, watch videos, and operate numerous computer applications using the computer control options that are most comfortable for them:

  • Zoom to click
  • Dwell to click
  • Switch
  • Radar mouse
  • SwiftKey prediction

Grid 3 software and the versatility of the autonoME’s speech generation device (SGD) and environmental control unit (ECU) features is what makes it the preferred SGD / ECU in hospital and residential settings.

Grid 3 Software – The Gold Standard in Augmentative and Alternative CommunicationGrid 3 software is the industry gold standard when it comes to environmental control units for disabled individuals and communications devices for quadriplegics.  No disability or debilitating disease is alike, which is why it is best to customize any type of adaptive equipment for quadriplegics.  Accessibility Services, Inc. (ASI) not only customizes our products to fit the needs of each individual, but we also equip our products with the powerful Grid 3 software.

Let’s take a look at how Grid 3 software makes environmental control units for disabled individuals and communication devices for quadriplegics so user friendly:

Revolutionary

Grid 3 software is truly revolutionary, as it is the first complete software solution that truly caters to the quadriplegic.  Assistive technologies have historically not been the most user friendly for quadriplegics, but the Grid 3 definitively changes that!

Your Own Words

The autonoME (both an environmental control unit and a speech generating device) powered by Grid 3 is one of the few communication devices for quadriplegics that offers a plethora of voice selections that can be tailored to belong to the user.

Full Environmental Control

Environmental control units for disabled individuals are sometime lacking in features. The autonoME equipped with the powerful Grid 3 software allows for full control of the environment, including lights, beds, doors, television, telephone, nurse and/or caregiver call and more!

Grid Sets

Customize your autonoME even further by downloading your favorite grid sets!!

Part two will cover additional Grid 3 software features including accessible tools and apps, input methods, and computer control.