Removing Barriers Using Switch AccessBy Nuttall, Paul; de Graft-Hanson, Christine; Closing the Gap, Vol. 25, No. 5, pp. 4-5, 17
Publication Date: December/January 2007
Article focuses on the use of adaptive switches developed for improved access to learning for students in special education settings. The LaZee Mouse Pro from LaZee Tek is an example, as the device utilizes audio technology, requires minimum setup, offers USB connection, and is compatible with all software programs. Different sounds captured by the program’s microphone emulate single or double mouse clicks or left or right drags. For example, a short sound results in a single left mouse click, while two short sounds produce a double left click. The Leaps & Bounds Switch program from SEMERC introduces cause and effect, as the CD-ROM uses bright and colorful characters in order to encourage the development of early learning skills. The application was specifically designed to allow children with physical and learning disabilities to access programs via a wide range of switch options. Various activities using these types of accessible switches are discussed.
Assistive Products Discussed: LAZEE MOUSE PRO
LEAPS AND BOUNDS - SWITCH ACCESS
Published by: Closing the Gap, Inc. (Website:http://www.closingthegap.com)