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Posted on August 20, 2020

Share your AAC story

This year marks the 5th birthday of Grid 3 and we want to say a huge thank you for helping it grow over the years!

To celebrate, we want to share the stories of people who use Grid software, to show how Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) can help people communicate and live more independently.

Awareness of AAC is growing, but there is still a long way to go. Please join us by telling your story and sharing this project with others in the AAC community. It may even be published in the Communications Matters journal, the UK chapter of ISAAC.

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Celebrating 5 years of Grid 3

Over the last 5 years we’ve been on a mission to make Grid communication software as easy to use as possible, and help as many people as we can have success with AAC.

Since Grid 3 launched we’ve added 27 official Smartbox grid sets, including 15 vocabularies for communicating with symbols and text. We continually develop these tools, drawing on more research each time. We’ve added accessible versions of popular apps such as Spotify and YouTube, brought Grid to iPad and translated the software into 31 languages. And welcoming 11k new Grid users so far this year is just the cherry on the cake!

You help us improve Grid with every update and show us how we can continue to meet your needs. Whether that’s developing the way message banking works in the software, making it easier to find words, building new keyboards for switch users or expanding Super Core with teen and adult vocabulary (coming later this year).

And we can’t forget about the hundreds of grid sets our community has created and shared with AAC users across the world using Online Grids!

We’re so proud of how far Grid software has come and it couldn’t have happened without your ideas and feedback.

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