Communication software Mind Express helps people with communication disorders. Even if you have little or no speech, you can learn to communicate independently using symbols and letters, or a combination of both. Mind Express incorporates more than 20 years of experience supporting users worldwide with cerebral palsy, autism (ASD), selective mutism, MS, MND, Down’s syndrome, aphasia, etc. in their daily activities. They use our software to communicate with partners, friends and children as well as leisure activities, for example, to play games or watch movies. Organizations, clinics and schools also use Mind Express as a communication and teaching aid for children and adults.
You can also use Mind Express for e-mails, texting, calling and social media such as Facebook and WhatsApp. Environmental control such as switching on lights, opening a door or operating the television is also possible.
Access Mind Express with a touch screen, a mouse or trackball, a joystick, one or two switches, head tracking and eye gaze. Mind Express is designed to be as personal and flexible as possible. You expect nothing less from a voice!
Say what you want, when you want and how you want. We want to help you achieve that goal, we all have a voice. Communication is not only a right, but it is also needed to understand each other.
Download Mind Express, create your profile and start using our ready-to-use pagesets. You can easily personalise anything or even create a completely new pageset. Start small and push your boundaries step by step.
With the demo version, you can try Mind Express for free for 30 days.
Mind Express 5 offers a wide range of resources, designed for people of all
ages with different levels of literacy.
User friendly customization
Mind Express has been renewed and refreshed!
Now with an intuitive design and user-friendly interface for personalization
Ready made page sets
Mind Express is more than ever a total package. Our extensive vocabularies Amego, Steps to Language, PODD and Gatweway are also available in the latest version of Mind Express.
Access Mind Express with a touch screen, a mouse or trackball, a joystick, one or two switches, head tracking and eye gaze. Mind Express is designed to be as personal and flexible as possible.
Social media, multimedia and Windows control
Send photos on Whatsapp, ask a question in a Facebook group, watch videos and vloggers on YouTube, etc. Social media and multimedia have become an integral part of our lives. Using social media, you have many possibilities to stay in touch with friends and family or as a leisure activity. Mind Express supports communication: from personal communication to remote communication. You only have to choose what you want to use in Mind Express.
Communicate with symbols
Even if someone can’t read or write yet, you can still generate language and learn to communicate by using symbols. For symbol communication, select cells with symbols. The software then forms words and sentences. “Yes”, “I’m in pain”, “I want to say something” or “You’re sweet!” are some of the countless speech options spoken in a clear voice. In the case of visual impairments, Mind Express can provide auditory feedback support or use additional visual support such as the PCS high contrast symbol set. Mind Express 5 includes SymbolStix, Bliss and PCS symbol sets as standard. Together with more than 61 000 symbols! You can also use photos to add an extra personal touch to your communication board
Gateway to Language & Learning
Gateway to Language and Learning© is a series of core word pagesets that supports the language learning needs of young children. It facilitates efficient communication for the competent communicator. There is consistency in the design of all Vocabulary Levels to enable a user to seamlessly move across grid sizes or advance to the next level of complexity (e.g., Developing Language to Advanced Communicator) while maintaining one’s level of communicative competence.
Gateway is a research-based core word vocabulary designed by Joan Bruno, Ph.D., CCC-SLP. The underlying philosophy of Gateway is to enable effective and efficient communication. Within Gateway, effective communication is achieved by providing AAC users with access to a high-frequency core vocabulary and fringe vocabulary that is selected to match the user’s age, needs, interests, and linguistic abilities. Efficient communication is achieved by minimizing the number of key selections required to speak each word.
Mind Express offer the following Gateway vocabularies
Gateway 120 Developing Language (120DL)
Gateway 120 Advanced Communicator (120AC)
Say what you want to say, in your own way, when and to whom you want to. This is the main purpose of PODD (Pragmatic Organized Dynamic Display). The program was developed by Australian speech therapist Gayle Porter. The vocabulary is organized according to a practical logic. This means you can quickly see whether you are telling a story, asking a question or making a joke. This compensates for the fact that you cannot use your surroundings, controlled movements, facial expressions or intonation.
Mind Express offers the following PODD vocubarlies
PODD 15 Preschool
PODD 15 Preschool Eye Gaze
PODD 15 School
PODD 15 School Eye Gaze
PODD 15+ Preschool
PODD 15+ Preschool Eye Gaze
PODD 15+ School
PODD 15+ School Eye Gaze
PODD 60 Expanded Keyword School
PODD 60 Expanded Keyword School Eye Gaze
PODD 60 Complex Syntax
PODD 60 Complex Syntax Eye Gaze
Communicate with words
Can you read and write? In that case, the word and letter page sets in Mind Express offer an efficient solution. Type your message on an on-screen keyboard. The communication speed is increased by using smart word and sentence predictions. That means fewer keystrokes, less typing and faster communication. If you are still working towards literacy then symbol prediction can also be used to help you choose the right words.
Mind Express Community
A lot of page sets are available to download from the Mind Express website. We believe that “sharing is caring” so with that in mind everyone can also upload and share their own fun games, themed communication boards, educational tools, etc. Most of the files are free to download and the paid vocabularies are available for a 30-day trial.