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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Mar 29, 2013

Show Notes 

Hi folks. Welcome to “Accessibility Minute”, your weekly look at Assisitive Technology—those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs.

From playing with an adaptive toy to composing your doctoral thesis, these are just two examples of what people can do with switches.  Some disabilities mean that physically touching an object, like a toy, or accessing a computer's keyboard and mouse just isn't possible.  In many situations a single switch or button can be placed within the user's reach and activated with a hand movement, head movement, foot movement or even a blink.  Once a reliable method for activating a switch is determined, the possibilities for using that switch are almost endless.  Check our show notes for an article to learn more about what's possible with switch access.

For more information, to read our blog or to drop us a line, visit That was your accessibility minute for this week. I’m Wade Wingler with the INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads, in Indiana.

Switch access - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia