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Posted on May 10, 2022

Get started with alternative access in Grid

In this workshop, you will explore how four main methods of alternative access (eye gaze, pointer, switch and touch) work in Grid 3 (Windows) – our flagship AAC software for people with disabilities. This course is ideal for people who want to learn more about setting up these access methods for different needs and requirements, and using them with different grid sets.

The workshop is delivered online and lasts 3 hours. Further dates will be released throughout the year.

Thursday 19 May
2pm-5pm BST / 9am-12pm EDT
Tickets cost £20 / $25

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This training will cover: 

  • How to set up and use the four alternative access methods in Grid AAC software for different needs
  • Interacting with different grid sets, from symbol and text vocabularies to accessible apps and simple environment control
  • Motivating AAC users adjust to their access methods with types of content
  • Any questions you may have about access methods or Grid

By the end of the workshop attendees will be confident making adaptations to grid sets for different access methods. At the end of the workshop, you will receive a certificate of attendance.

Touch Pad user

 


What do we mean by access?

Eye gaze

Eye-gaze technology allows you to navigate and control your computer by tracking where you are looking. Eye gaze is often seen as the most flexible access method as it can be used across a variety of conditions and abilities.

Pointer

This is when you interact with your Grid by moving a mouse and pointer and activate cells by click, dwell, or activating a switch.

You can use a traditional mouse, or opt for head trackers, motion trackers or joysticks.

Switch

Switch is when you use an external switch to interact with your device. This may be a simple button or a more complex device activated by facial expressions or muscle movements.

Touch

This refers to using your fingers or a stylus to active a cell on your grid. You can combine touch with other access methods or use independently.


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