Accessible SMS (Android Messages) for Grid 3

Getting Started

  • Requirements – to use Accessible SMS you need the application Messages (SMS) installed on your Smartphone, or tablet with cellular connectivity.
  • Using Accessible SMS for the first time  – After selecting  Accessible SMS from Grid Explorer, you will see the “scan QR code” screen. On your smartphone or tablet go to Messages and follow the instructions on the Messages for web menu for adding a computer by scanning a QR code.
  • You are now ready to use Accessible SMS.
  • Note – Accessible SMS uses Messages for Web, which requires your phone or tablet to be connected to the internet.
Accessible SMS - Scan QR
Accessible SMS - Home (Dark Mode)

Home Page

  • Start Chat – search for a contact to start a chat with.
  • Menu – go to Accessible SMS Menu.
  • Chat Options – go to the Chat Options page.
  • Send Message – send a message (text, emoji, picture, file…) to the selected contact.
  • Previous Contact and Next Contact – select the contact above or below the currently selected one. If no contact is selected – select the first contact.
  • Browse Contacts – open a table with your contacts, to review and select a contact.
  • Chat Up and Chat Down – scroll up or down several messages in the chat with the selected contact.
  • Stop Reading – stop reading aloud.
  • Read Contact – read the name of the selected contact aloud.

Chat Options

  • Download File – download file from the selected message to your computer.
  • Open Link – Open a link from the selected message, in a new window.
  • Message up and Message down – select the next / previous message in the chat. If no message is selected – select the first message.
  • Scroll Chat Up and Scroll Chat Down – go up or down several messages in the selected chat.
  • Delete message – delete the currently selected message.
  • Stop Reading – stop reading aloud.
  • Read Message – read the selected message aloud.
Accessible SMS - Chat Options (Dark Mode)
Accessible SMS - Menu Page

SMS Menu

  • Start Group Chat – select contacts for a group discussion.
  • Top Contact – go to the first contact.
  • Mute Notifications – mute all notifications.
  • Send to Archive – archive the selected chat.
  • Delete Chat – delete the selected chat.
  • Utilities – recover / reopen SMS, close windows you don’t need, close pop-up messages…
  • Options – change the computer volume, toggle text enlargement, turn on Dark Mode, turn auto-read on and off, SMS additional options.
  • Exit – exit Accessible SMS and go to Grid Explorer
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