The Grid 2 includes all the features you need to use everyday Windows programs, without using a standard keyboard and mouse.
Control your computer
The Grid 2 can replace either a keyboard, a mouse - or both!
The Grid 2 replaces your keyboard, so you can type into other programs, write Word documents or emails, use the internet and more. The Grid is accessible with switches, touch screen, headpointer, joystick... and many more (see access options for more). All of these can be used for Computer Control.
The Grid 2 also replaces your mouse, so you can move the mouse and click anywhere on the screen.
Get smart, get fast
The Grid 2 uses smart techniques to speed up access. For example, using switches with The Grid 2 you can access a menu item in a program (for example, saving a document in Word) by moving the mouse to the File menu, then clicking, moving to Save and clicking again. This works, but is quite slow. The Grid 2 also allows you to scan the menu directly - so you scan across to File, and then down to Save. Much faster!
Better yet, for commonly used functions you can set up a single cell to perform the action. For example, you can save in Word by typing Control-s on the keyboard, so our Word grids include a cell that types Control-s, providing access to the save function in just one selection!
Faster typing too
The dictionary options in The Grid 2 allow you to speed up typing with prediction suggesting complete words as you type, automatic capitalisation, abbreviation expansion... and more.
Use any software
The Grid 2 can be used with almost all Windows programs. Here are just a few that people use with The Grid 2 every day:
- Word processing (Word, Writing With Symbols, Communicate: InPrint)
- Email (e.g. Outlook, Thunderbird, Hotmail)
- Web browsing (Internet Explorer or Firefox)
- Office software (PowerPoint, Excel)
You can design your own grids for The Grid 2, and it is easy to add support for other programs that you want to use.