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The AAC solution for a whole school approach

Grid 3 has many uses in school, helping language development from the earliest interaction through all levels of AAC to full control of a computer with alternative access methods.

The Education License

The Grid 3 Education License is available for schools, colleges and universities that require multiple Grid 3 licenses on their network.

How it works

The Education license operates a token leasing system – meaning you can install Grid 3 on as many devices as you’d like, and have your chosen number of licenses running at one time.

Once you shut down Grid 3, the license is released and ready to be used again by another student. Providing you are online, your license can be used anywhere – not just limited to the school site.

Works with any Windows computer, tablet or AAC device. Available in the US, UK and Ireland.

Interactive learning in the classroom

Grid 3 for every need & aspiration

Grid 3 comes with resources (grid sets) and features designed for every student, regardless of age or ability. Grid sets are easy to adapt to the needs of each individual student, and you’ll also find that you can quickly create your own content to fit around your teaching and the learning aspirations of every young person.

Remember that all grid sets you create can work with every type of access, including: switch, touch and eye gaze.

PCS symbols and Acapela children’s voices can be added to your purchase to tailor Grid 3 to your students. You can also choose to add PODD and Phonics for all licenses.


Interactive learning

Teach cause and effect and access skills through animated activities


Symbol AAC

Easy-to-use symbol grids for communication and learning


Text AAC

Literate students can get their message across quicker than ever


Grids for learning

Fun, engaging activities to motivate students and help them learn


Accessible apps

Learn about independence and new ways to communicate with the world


Computer control

Prepare for life after school, and learn key life skills for future employment

Develop language skills

Grid 3 supports total communication across the classroom and facilitates using AAC in every lesson. There are symbolised AAC resources for all levels of literacy and access. Grid 3 also provides powerful tools for efficient text-based communication for literate users. For example, Grid 3 comes with:

  • Symbol communication these includes Super Core, Voco Chat, WordPower
  • Text communication these includes Fast Talker, Text Talker, Alpha Core
  • Vocab for Life for symbolised category and context-specific vocabulary designed for older students
  • Interactive Learning for early cause and effect activities
  • First Words for learning and speaking your first words

Training and support

With Grid 3, you will only need to familiarize yourself with one software package. We have plenty of lessons and resources to help you learn, and provide unlimited telephone and online support. Our Product Specialist can also provide more specialized training to help you get the most out of Grid 3.

Build key skills and gain independence

Grid 3 can help students build key life skills, from gaining experience with email and text messaging, to learning to operate their computer.

For students that want to develop IT skills and do more with their computer, Grid 3 has powerful features for browsing the Internet and controlling other Windows software – crucial skills for preparing students for adult life.

Find out how Grid 3 can benefit your school

Our free Classroom Clinics are the perfect way to discover how Grid 3 can work for your students.

One of our Assistive Technology Specialists will visit your school or college and show you how Grid 3 can be used with different pupils, to suit their individual needs.

As well as trying out the different ways to access Grid 3 with your students, they will help you explore the software and show you how to create and adapt the ready-made resources.

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