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Workshop - Getting Started with Grid (27 Feb) (LW01)


Spend three-hours learning about Grid for Windows with one of our Smartbox experts. This workshop is designed for beginners so no prior knowledge is needed!

This interactive, hands-on session gives you the opportunity to network and ask questions as you work through learning the basics of the software. We'll explore how to get set up with Grid 3, the symbol and text AAC options available and who they are best suited to. You'll also take a tour of the settings and learn key editing skills.

4pm GMT (UK) / 10am CT (US)

Who should attend?
This course is made for anyone who wants to learn how to start supporting someone using Grid 3 communication software. You may be a professional or a family member supporting someone who uses AAC.

This workshop is not suitable for Grid for iPad. You will need access to Grid 3 or to download a free trial of Grid 3 on Windows to take part (further information below).

Course outcomes
By the end of this session, you will:
• Know key features and theory behind a selection of symbol and text AAC vocabularies
• Be able to make simple edits to a grid set using key features, including personalising text, images and linking pages of grid sets.
• Understand how to connect and entertain with Accessible Apps

Your instructor: Keira Fewtrell
This training is led by Assistive Technology Training Specialist, Keira, who has been delivering online and in-person training for several years and presented at renowned AAC conferences. Keira has previously worked in education settings and as part of our Assistive Technology team, finding bespoke solutions and witnessing the impact AAC can have for users first-hand.


1. What do I need to take part?
A laptop or phone with a camera and a microphone. A headset is also handy if you are in a room with other people. You must also have a copy of Grid 3 and a device which can run it. To download a free trial, head to the navigation bar at the top of the screen, select the ‘more’ dropdown, then ‘try Grid’.

2. Do I need any prior knowledge of AAC to attend?
No prior knowledge required - the workshop is designed for beginners.

3. Will there be breaks?
Yes, we have scheduled in regular comfort breaks to allow you to get a drink and take a break from the screen.

4. How will I receive joining instructions?
We will email you with joining instructions.

5. What happens if I can't make it?
Please let us know as soon as possible, so we can fill your place. Please see our refund terms and conditions below.

6. Can I get a refund if I can't attend the event?
We understand that unexpected situations may arise. If you cannot attend the workshop, you can request a refund with 48 hours' notice. To request a refund please email with details of your Smartbox Academy account and the workshop purchased.

  • Getting started with Grid: Live Workshop
Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "Getting started with Grid: Live Workshop"
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever