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Posted on June 1, 2020

New PODD grid sets for Windows and iPad

Our PODD grid sets for symbol communication have been updated and are now available in Grid for iPad too!

PODD comes in different sizes and levels of complexity to support AAC learners as their language develops. It works with all access methods, including a version optimised for eye gaze access.

PODD licences are available to buy on our Online store for Grid 3, or as an in-app purchase in Grid for iPad. For more information please see our guidance on how to purchase and install PODD in Grid 3 and Grid for iPad.

Explore PODD

Here’s a preview of the new grid sets

Watch this video to see the new grid sets in Grid for iPad. We’ll take a quick look at the different sizes and how Grid software makes it easy to personalise the vocabulary.

We also have a PODD Getting started guide and Manual available.

What is PODD?

PODD stands for Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display and is a unique way of organising language according to the reasons we communicate. These grid sets are designed to be used alongside the popular communication books designed by SLP Gayle Porter.

Try it in Grid 3

To try PODD in Grid 3 download the free trial and then choose Add grid sets > Symbol Communication > PODD.

Try it in Grid for iPad

There are some sample grids available for free in Grid for iPad to give you a feel for the content. To access them download the free trial of Grid for iPad and go to Add grid sets > Symbol Communication > PODD. You won’t be able to access the full app, but the trial version will allow you to try a number of grids and explore edit mode.

This should not be used to assess PODD as a language system but as a helpful tool when evaluating access and to experience the different grid sizes. If you want to explore the full PODD language organisation please do so in Grid 3.


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