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Grid 3 Now Available in Canada!

Grid 3 Now Available in Canada! 0

Bridges is thrilled to announce that the most advanced AAC and alternative access software out there, the Grid 3, is now available in Canada.

Breakthrough features and a simply elegant user interface give the Grid 3 unmatched ease-of-editing for the support team, with powerful access and communication tools for all communicators.

6 + 1 Super Cool AT stories from 2016 ATIA conference 0

This year's Assistive Technology Industry Association's conference in Orlando turned out to be a really exciting few days. We got to attend sessions, meet with our manufacturing partners and prowl the massive exhibit hall hunting for cool stuff.

This year, the weather was unseasonably hot outside (peaking at 27C. Most years, the weather is more like Vancouver in November, than Toronto in June) and freezing in the halls with the air conditioning on max.

Despite the contradictory conditions we layered-up and tracked down what we think are the neatest AT developments at this year's ATIA. Here they are.

Symbolized Winter Rules and Vocab 0

Apart from Calgary, (where I hear they have flurries) not a lot of Canada is getting the sort of winter weather we usually expect by this time of year.  Nonetheless, you know it will come eventually.

And when it does our 4 Winter Rules for a playground and accompanying vocab sheet that we created with Widgit Online, (the web based symbol material maker) will probably come in handy. We tried to make this little resource as relevant as possible to most school playgrounds so there's only 4 key rules.  The vocab sheet could be used for newcomers,   in a supported classroom or early grades.

Eye Gaze packages trialled in Toronto classrooms

Eye Gaze packages trialled in Toronto classrooms 0

It’s the first day of school for a student in grade 1 who is non-verbal, who has complex cognitive and physical learning needs with an IEP that includes “deaf-blind” in its description.

Where do you begin?

In a trial that started in May 2015, Bridges supplied eye gaze systems in a number of classrooms in Toronto area schools. These were designated special needs classrooms in schools that had increased supports for students with more complex instructional needs.