What is AsTeRICS Grid?
AsTeRICS Grid is a dynamic multiplatform communicator, free and customizable, which allows the use of pictograms, images and spelling signs to facilitate communication and participation to all people.
As a support product for communication, AsTeRICS Grid has a series of characteristics that make it an essential tool to adapt the communicator to the person, taking into account their age, interests, abilities and the social environment in which they operate and participate.
AsTeRICS Grid allows the use of assisted natural language as a methodology to favor language through modeling, where the adult interacts with the user of AAC, supporting their oral language in the pictograms that are presented in the communication system that we have selected.
Authors and collaborators
The dynamic communicator AsTeRICS Grid has been initially developed at the UAS Technikum Wien, within the ToRaDes project, funded by the city of Vienna (project number 18-04).
Currently, the development of AsTeRICS Grid is carried out within the project “Knowledge Hub for Accessible Technologies” (WBT), funded by the city of Vienna (project 26-02). From the year 2022, the
Aragonese Center for Augmentative and Alternative Communication ARASAAC collaborates with AsTeRICS Grid, providing advice in the development of the application and facilitating the use of the ARASAAC API, which allows the search of pictograms in real time and the use of the same customization options that are used in the ARASAAC web site. .
Windows installation as an app
Direct link to the TUTORIAL to install AsTeRICS Grid as a Windows application.
Mac installation as an app
Direct link to the TUTORIAL to install AsTeRICS Grid as a Mac application.