Details of some of the changes to Grid's Settings window from version 91 and later.
The Grid 3 has a built in web browser which is used for all accessible apps as well as general use. The cache of the web browser can be cleared similar to any other web browser, removing history, cookies and other saved data.
Small words are common words that have not been symbolised to improve readability, in Settings you can add, edit and delete these from your dictionary
Chat history allows you to recall previously spoken messages so you can use them again. You can also store the locations where you said these messages to allow you to control which messages you see depending on where you are. Chat history is full customisable via the Grid 3 settings.
The default setting in Grid 3 is to speak each word as it is typed. This may not always be what is needed. Grid 3 allows you to change when it speaks.
The Dictionary settings control how words are stored, predicted and displayed in your chat writing area.
Capitalisation lets you define any words that should be automatically capitalised when typed in lower case. This is very useful for typing common names and places.
You can use Auto Replace to correct small grammatical errors that can be introduced when using suffixes and prefixes to adjust words.
You may be required to change how Grid 3 pronounces a certain word. This is especially useful for people or place names.
The About option in Settings will display information about your Grid 3 installation. This information may be required by our Support team if you have any issues.
This is our library of pre-recorded IR files for use with your Grid pad, You can download and then import them into your version of Grid 3.
Grid 3 has the ability to back up your user. This includes all your content and settings as well as things like chat history. This can be restored back to any device running Grid 3.
In Grid 3, you may want to set the menu bar to not be shown. This locks you into Grid 3 by hiding the exit button, it also hides settings and access to edit mode. This is also used when using Grid 3 with a keyguard to make sure cells are aligned correctly.
One Grid 3 user can be the primary user. The primary user will automatically open once Grid 3 is started on your device. It also has access to more features, such as Remote Editing.
Grid 3 users can be connected to Dropbox. This will create automatic backups of your grid sets in Grid 3 and allow access to Remote Editing. You can use a new or existing Dropbox account and you do not need to install the Dropbox program or app on your device.
With Grid 3, there is a wide range of voice choices for multiple languages. If the default voice isn’t for you, or you want to change your voice at a later date, you can add and use a new voice inside Grid 3 settings.
Remote Editing allows grid sets to be edited without having to have access to the user’s communication aid or computer, allowing parents and professionals to collaborate on developing grid sets.
Message banking allows you to record sounds or speech and assign them to different phrases in Grid 3. When the phrase is entered into a chat writing area, Grid 3 will automatically recognise it and use your recorded speech instead of the usual synthesised speech.
It is possible to import audio files that you have already recorded for message banking into Grid 3. This will save you the effort of re-recording them.
If you are using Smartbox grid sets or modifying your own existing content, you may want to change the symbol library to match the one you are used to. The default symbol library for Smartbox grid sets varies depending on the language of the grid set, but alternative versions are available with different symbol libraries.
The skin tone of symbols in Grid 3 can be changed. This will change all symbols in the currently used symbol library.
Grid 3 uses Bing Safe Search when looking for symbols online. This can be disabled via the settings.
You can connect your email account with Grid 3 to access your emails in your grid set. Different email providers have different levels of security and require a different configuration.
Gmail email accounts can be connected to Grid 3. Additional security settings are required before your email account will work in Grid 3.
iCloud email accounts can be used in Grid 3. Additional security settings are required to connect the iCloud email account for use in Grid 3.
Yahoo email accounts can be connected to Grid 3. Additional security settings are required before your email account will work in Grid 3
Grid 3 can connect to your smart phone to allow you to make calls and send text messages. This is done using Bluetooth. Both Android and iOS phones are compatible, providing they are on the right operating system version.
Whilst inside a grid set, you can modify the grid set settings. This includes the name of the grid set, how it looks in Grid Explorer and the language.
Most devices with an infrared remote can be paired with Grid 3. This allows Grid 3 to mimic the device remote control, allowing you to control it with a Grid 3 grid set.
An ELDAT EasyWave socket can be triggered via the Grid 3 to turn on any mains powered device that is plugged into it. The socket needs to be paired inside Grid 3 first.
Z-Wave uses radio technology to connect to specialised accessories including plug sockets and alarm systems. Z-Wave can be used via Grid 3 to access any accessories via your grid set.
Multiple environment control accessories can be paired to Grid 3 at one time. You can set up your grid set to switch between these accessories with a few cells, rather than making a different grid for each accessory.