Chatterbox is a great grid set for eyegaze users, or those with small handheld devices. With many communication grid sets, as the number of cells per grid is reduced, the amount you can say is also reduced. However, there are a large number of people who require fewer cells due to access issues, but who still have a lot to say. Chatterbox breaks the mould, with over 3000 unique words but just 24 cells per grid.
Chatterbox has many innovative features, including the use of The Grid 2's next-word prediction on the front page, which makes it very fast to generate sentences. The front page has links to core vocabulary, for immediate access, such as small words, pronouns and common verbs.
Additional vocabulary is available on the Vocab page. The word categories are very intuitive, and are based on topics rather than alphabetical indexing, which reduces the literacy requirement.
Keyboard with Prediction
Chatterbox uses an innovative keyboard with prediction, which allows common letters to be accessed in one hit, and less common letters in two hits. Using this layout, it is possible to fit a full keyboard on the screen without losing typing speed.
Chatterbox is free with The Grid 2, and is available with or without adult words. Download from our Online Grids site. You must have The Grid 2 installed to use the grid set. Contact your local dealer for a demonstration copy of The Grid 2.