Switch Adapting a Remote Control Toy

For many children with physical disabilities, playing with off-the-shelf toys is not possible. Depending on their unique abilities, a toy may not be accessible. However, if a child can move their foot, head, arm, mouth or any other part of their body, it is possible to add an accessibility switch (or switches) to the toy […]

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Make a Simple Capability Switch

Overview & Materials The capability switch is one of the simpliest yet important pieces of assistive technology. A person with physical disability that limits that use of their hands or mobility might use a capability switch to control household appliances, TV, access and control their computer mouse or even drive their wheelchair all from a […]

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Make a battery interrupt

Overview & materials The battery interrupt is a component that sits between a battery operated device and a capability ¬†switch, it allows a capability switch to control the ON & OFF of a battery device such as a toy or radio. The device “interrupts” the battery’s flow of electricity using double sided copper clad which […]

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