Mind Express 4 for Communication Support

For many years, people with communication challenges, caregivers, speech and language pathologists and teachers have relied on Mind Express for communication support. Mind Express is flexible and versatile software: it can be used for everyday communication and as a therapeutic and educational tool.

The new version: even more user-friendly
Mind Express has been radically updated. The new version, Mind Express 4, is even more user-friendly and quicker to use!
The menus and options have been extensively changed: programming is simplified, intuitive and faster. Moreover, Mind Express 4 is packed with new features: multimedia, calendars, agendas, dynamic lists, freestyle pages and more.
Mind Express 4 is dynamic and geared to the life of its users. With Mind Express 4, it is faster and easier than ever before to create cells and vocabularies, develop an exercise or create an original therapy game.

From images and symbols to text and speech
“I want to say something”  “You’re nice!”  “apple”  “doctor”
In Mind Express 4, the user selects pictures and symbols. On the basis of these, the program makes words and phrases that are then spoken in a clear voice. The built-in grammar module automatically conjugates the verbs.

From A to Z
Mind Express 4 contains an abundance of symbols and pictures. It is easy and quick to create cells and vocabularies, new exercises or original therapy games.
For a personal touch, symbols can be modified. Change a symbol’s colors. Add drawings, photographs or combine multiple symbols in one cell. It’s all possible with Mind Express 4.

Dynamic lists
Dynamic lists make Mind Express 4 even more user-friendly.
For example, five cells can be used for a “fruit” list. Using a Next cell, the next five symbols – in this case, more types of fruit – are automatically displayed in the same five cells. The action can be repeated until all the fruits available have been displayed, in which case, the list would start over. This allows you to use an extensive vocabulary in a limited number of cells and without the need to create additional pages.

Communicate quicker
Cells can contain letters and words. A cell can also contain an entire sentence speeding up communication even more. Symbols help both literate and non-literate users by speeding up recognition of message content.
Furthermore, word prediction – whether or not accompanied by an associated symbol – and sentence prediction, increase the speed of communication even further.

Word processor
Mind Express 4 enables one to write simple sentences and letters.
They can be spoken, saved or printed. The message window is the word processor and is used to build sentences and letters with symbols and text.

Control for other programs
Use Mind Express 4 to launch other programs and as a keyboard to type in other programs. Mind Express 4 can even fully control your computer.

Controls tailored to the user’s needs
Mind Express 4 supports various options for selecting cells via touchscreen, mouse, trackball, head control, eye control or switches. The different scanning modes make Mind Express™ 4 accessible to people who use 1 or 2 switches. The various control options can be fully customized to the skills of the user.
This allows everyone to work independently with Mind Express 4.
It also increases the user’s self-esteem and is often an extra motivation for the advancement of creativity and further development.

Additional features
Apart from communication through symbols and text, Mind Express 4 provides a wide range of other options:
• Games
• Exercises
• Typing in other programs
• Controlling Windows programs
• Music playback
• Video display
• Slideshows with playback for (holiday) photos
• Emails and text messages
• Photography with a webcam
• Environmental control such as switching
lights on and off
• Changing TV channels
• Adjusting a radio’s volume
• Using clock and calendar functions for scheduling
• Setting an alarm

Symbol sets: standard and optional
Mind Express 4 contains the following standard symbol sets:
• SymbolStix
• Bliss
• Sclera
and is expandable with:
• Widgit
• Beta
• Pictos
• Picture This