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The seemingly exiguous switch can open up a whole new world for people with severe physical and/or severe cognitive difficulties. These pages will show you how.

What are Switches and Who are They For?

Find out about types of switches and what you can do with them in this short article summarising the benefits of the technology... [more information introducing switches]

Types of Switch

There are a broad range of switches available from the cheap and commonly-used Jelly Bean to the more specialist sip-and-puff. Matching the right switch to your abilities is incredibly important... [more types of switch]

Switch Interfaces

Much as people try, you can't just plug your switch directly into the microphone socket on your computer. Instead you need to purchase a switch interface... [more switch interfaces]

Case Studies

Here are two case studies showing how switches can be used to help two very different pupils... [more]

Scanning Methods

I've made some Flash animations to show the popular methods of scanning on On-Screen Keyboard or other scanning interface... [more]

On Screen Keyboards

A primary access switch user needs on an on-screen keyboard in order to be able to produce text. Find out about some of the options available... [more]

Using a Switch as a Mouse Button

Take a look at this Flash animation that demonstrates how a switch can be used to make a mouse, or mouse alternative, more accessible... [more information about using a switch as a mouse button]

Switch Activities & Accessible Games

The quality of switch-accessible games and activities is improving as more and more software is released, much of which is free... [more switch activities and accessible games]

Accessing the Internet Using Switches

Accessing the Internet using switches alone is possible but its ease and practicality depends on the web site you are attempting to access... [more information on accessing the internet using switches]

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