Switches provide alternative access for those with limited mobility. They are used to control devices that help perform many aspects of daily living, from opening doors to changing channels on a television or answering the phone.
Note: Most switches plug into an 1/8-inch port. However, in medical facilities like Craig Hospital, call light jacks/ports are traditionally 1/4-inch. If you need an adaptor, click here for more information.
The following are some of our most popular switches:
Big Red Switch: Features a five-inch activation surface. Comes in a variety of colors.
Buddy Button Switch: Requires only 3.5 ounces of force to activate its 2.5-inch surface.
Clarity AS100 Air Switch: Originally designed to operate a telephone; can be adapted for a variety of switch-operated devices. Note: This is a sensitive switch that does not need to be in the user’s mouth.
Grasp Switch: This tube-shaped device activates with a squeeze or a pinch. You must be able to release your grip within two seconds for it to operate properly.
Hook+ Switch Interface: Provides a reliable wired connection to your iPad or iPhone via the lightning connector. Hook+ is compatible with Switch Control found in iOS 8 or later. Allows you to connect up to four switches.
Little Candy Corn Proximity Sensor Switch: Activates when you wave a hand or move your body within 1/2-inch of the switch. Visual and auditory cues let you know when the unit is triggered. Internal magnet is helpful for mounting.
Micro Light Switch: Requires just 1/4th-oz. pressure. Comes with four brightly colored stickers.
New Blue2 Switch –connects to your device through Bluetooth, provides single or dual-switch access to iDevices running iOS 7, Apple desktop or laptop computers running OS X Mavericks and all switch accessible apps or software on iOS, OS X, Windows, Google Chrome and Android. Watch a brief video about the product.
Plate Switch: Thin switch activated by a light touch. Includes five brightly colored stickers.
Powerlink 4 Control Unit: Allows you to control up to two electrical appliances with single switches. You can also modify how long appliances will be turned on.
Specs Switch: Small enough to be worn, this 1 3/8th-inch switch is most often used as a mounted switch. 24-inch strap included.
Trigger Switch: This rugged 1/2-inch x 1/2-inch unit provides auditory and tactile feedback when pressed.
Ultimate Switch: Used as a head switch or for any part of the body; comes with a 19-inch gooseneck and universal clamp and can be attached to a bed, table top or wheelchair. Requires only the slightest touch, yet can withstand the abuse of gross body movements.
Ultra Light HD 1 Switch: Smaller than your thumb, this switch requires little pressure and provides tactile and audible feedback.
WarFighter Solo Switch: Inexpensive, compact 30mm unit can be mounted using the threaded hole on the back.
BeyondSight.com: Colorado company that enhances the independence of those with vision impairments through adaptive technology.
AbleData: Doesn't sell products but provides objective information and links to many brands of assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment.
AbleNet Inc.: Markets more than 800 technology products and curriculum solutions for professionals who serve those with disabilities, as well as the end-users themselves.
Broadened Horizons: Focuses on equipment for individuals with limited or no use of their hands and arms. Their products focus on independent living, recreation, travel and environmental control.
Enabling Devices: Has been creating innovative communicators, toys and switches for individuals with disabilities for more than 35 years.
Marblesoft: Specializes in special education equipment and software. They offer a variety of switch options and other assistive technologies.
R.J. Cooper: Develops hardware and software products for those with special needs. The company’s goal is to provide “personalized solutions for challenging situations.”