Physical disability

Making a Switch Toy


Instructions on how to convert a battery operated toy into a switch activated toy.

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Switch Activated Buzz Straight Off the Toy Store Shelf!


I bought this Remote control Buzz Lightyear toy from Toy's R Us. My daughters therapist programed the signals into her talker and now she can play with it with her switch!!

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Archived Webinar on Switch Accessible Visual Scene Displays Using The iPad

AbleNet presented an overview of the use of visual scene display app, Scene & Heard on the iPad. Attendees will understand the manner in which visual scene displays can be created on the iPad using this app. They will be introduced to some of the ways visual scene displays may be used with different client groups and the principles in designing scenes.

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AbleNet's Action Dictionary: Modification Hints

AbleNet's Action Dictionary app for iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch lists 75 verbs with suggestions for how to modify the activity so that a student with a physical and/or cognitive disability can participate. Verbs include clap, predict, record, stamp, etc. Each is defined and illustrated.

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Low Tech Assistive Technology for the classroom!


Nice teacher demo of low tech classroom items for communication, scheduling, and activities.

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Assistive Technology and Adapted Recreation: A Perfect Match

April 24th, 2013
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

This webinar from Georigia Tech Tools for Live will highlight programs that specialize in adapted recreation.

When charged with the task of thinking of how assistive technology can benefit a person with a disability, we often focus on educational and job environments and goals. Social and recreational activities benefits each one of us as we are working towards our best life outcomes.

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Ipod touch adapted for disabled child to communicate


Demonstration of an iPod adapted for speech to help non-verbal kids. Eight-year old Jacob, a non-verbal student, demonstrated how he communicates through subtle head movements and a single switch, that translates into iPod taps to create sentences.

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Archived Webinar on Brain Computer Interfaces: Future technology...

According to the ALS Association: "The concept of Brain Computer Interface (BCI) technology is a topic of interest for many individuals and the families of individuals who experience significant physical limitations, including those with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

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