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  • Hands on training days
  • Led by Assistive Technology specialists
  • Lunch in a relaxed atmosphere
  • Meet other professionals and Grid users
  • Includes a pack of learning resources
  • 6 hours CPD / day

Getting started with Grid Doing more with Grid

Getting Started with Grid 

Our introductory training day covers everything you need to get started with Grid.

We’ll take you through setup and orientation, show you how to customise ready made grid sets and create new resources.

The day also includes a free training copy of Grid 3 for your laptop.

Course outline:
Introduction to communication & AAC
Beginning with Grid
Success with symbols
Talking with text
Creating grid sets and editing basics (symbol or text)
Do more with Grid
Moving on with editing (symbol or text)
Next steps and ongoing support

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Doing more with Grid  

Our advanced training day is designed for anyone who is confident with Grid and wants to enhance their skills.

Take an in-depth look at advanced editing features plus many more hints, tricks and shortcuts.

You will also learn how to use Grid for Computer Control, Environment Control and Accessible Apps.

Course outline:
Alternative access workshop
Environment control
Computer control
Advanced editing
Accessible apps
Next steps and ongoing support

To attend Doing more with Grid you must be confident with everything covered on the Getting started with Grid course.

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What you’ll need

Please bring a fully charged laptop and charger. If you are unable to bring a laptop, please let us know. We will have a limited number available for pre-booking only.

You will need to download and install the trial version of Grid 3 in preparation for the day. There will not be an opportunity to download the software on the day so it is essential this has been done beforehand (note that if it is a work laptop you may need to contact your IT department to ask them to install it).

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What do I need to bring on the day?
It is essential that you bring a laptop with you. You will need to download and install the trial version of Grid 3 in preparation for the day. There will not be an opportunity to download the software on the day so it is essential this has been done beforehand.

Will my laptop run Grid 3?

I haven’t got a laptop – can I borrow one?
If you are unable to bring a laptop, please let us know. We have a limited number available for pre-booking only. Please email info@thinksmartbox.com to reserve a laptop (first come first served).

Can I put the Grid 3 training license on a different computer?
The free licence included with Getting started with Grid is for a professional’s PC. It would be fine to use the licence on your desktop rather than your laptop for example, but it must not be used on an end user’s communication aid.

I’ve already got Grid 3, can I come along for free?
No – the delegate fee is a contribution towards the cost of the event, so this will need to be paid regardless.

Can I swap my Grid 3 Licence for a different software licence?
No – the Getting started with Grid ticket price includes an assessment licence of Grid 3 which cannot be exchanged for another product.

Does the course include accommodation?
No, the course does not include overnight accommodation.

I need to bring my personal assistant with me – do they have to pay too?
No – please email info@thinksmartbox.com and we will arrange a complimentary place for them.

Do I need any prior knowledge of Grid to attend?
No prior knowledge required for Getting started with Grid – the course is designed for beginners. However to attend Doing more with Grid you must have either attended a previous Getting started with Grid event, or be confident with everything covered on the Getting started with Grid course.

I’ve installed the free trial already, and it has expired. What should I do?
That is fine. Bring along the laptop with the expired trial – just let one of the Smartbox team know on arrival and we’ll get you up and running.

Can I pay by invoice rather than credit card?
We prefer online payment via the Eventbrite website, but if this is not possible please contact info@thinksmartbox.com. Please note that invoices require payment within 7 days of receipt. In the case of late bookings, payment must be received before the event takes place.

Can I get a refund if I cancel?
We offer full refunds for cancellations up to 1 week before to the event.

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