Special Application Switches for disabled


Specialty Switches

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If you trace our company history, you’ll find that AbleNet was built around the introduction of a simple, yet sophisticated switch that, over the years, has allowed countless persons with disabilities to access the world around them at the slightest touch of a button.



Micro light switch for people with disabilities

Micro Light Switch
Activated by pressing down on the top of the switch with a feather light touch – just 0.4-oz/11.3-g of pressure required! Auditory and tactile feedback.

Grasp switch for the people with disabilities

Grasp Switch
Activate this tube-shaped switch with a squeeze or pinch. User must be able to release the grip in approximately 2 seconds to prevent switch latching.

Ribbon switch for people with disabilities

Ribbon Switch
Activated by bending in either direction. Soft to the touch and moisture resistant. Tactile feedback

Size: 5 x 0.5 x 0.25 in (13 x 1.5 x 0.5 mm)
Force: 4 oz (110 g)
Weight: 1.1 oz (32 g)

Requires mounting

Flex switch for people with disabilities

Flex Switch
Activated by bending the black rubber tip in any direction - up, down, forward and backward! Attached tubing is bent to aid positioning. Tactile and auditory feedback.

Leaf switch for people with disabilities

Leaf Switch
Activated by pressing lightly against the leaf in one direction. Comes with a removable 3-inch round foam pad. Tactile and auditory feedback.

Pillow switch for people with disabilities

Pillow Switch
A smooth and soft foam surface makes this switch suitable for head or cheek activation. Easily fastens to a pillow or wheelchair cushion with safety pin and Velcro®. Auditory and tactile feedback.

Cap switch for people with disabilities

Cap Switch
A small, round single switch with a non-slip based for mounting. Recommended for those with good targeting ability. Tactile and auditory feedback.

Cup switch for people with disabilities

Cup Switch
Similar to our popular Cap Switch, but encased in a plastic cup for extra durability. Includes five brightly colored stickers, which makes it ideal for persons with low vision. Auditory and tactile feedback. (1.8 inch diameter)

Mini cup switch for people with disabilities

Mini Cup Switch
A smaller version of the Cup Switch for users with good targeting ability. Easily activated with finger or chin. Includes five colored stickers. Auditory and tactile feedback. (1 inch diameter)

Plate switch for people with disabilities

Plate Switch
A very thin membrane switch activated with a light touch on the colored circle. Surface is sealed to prevent moisture damage. No tactile/auditory feedback. Includes five colors.

Rocker switch for people with disabilities

Rocker Switch
A raised bar separates the right and left sides of this dual switch. Press anywhere to the right of the bar for right-side activation. Press anywhere to the left of the bar for left-side activation.

Mini joystick with push for people with disabilities

Mini Joystick with Push
Four switches are activated by moving the joystick in four directions; the fifth is activated by pressing down on the joystick shaft. Two tips included: flexible rubber and hard plastic. Tactile and auditory feedback.

  • 9 pin D female
Trigger switch for people with disabilities

Trigger Switch
Designed to meet the rugged needs of wheelchair users. Waterproof and dust proof. Tough enough for use in any environment. Includes five colors.

Pneumatic switch for people with disabilities

Pneumatic Switch
This dual switch is activated with either a "sip" or "puff" of the lips. Features internal saliva trap for cleaning. Pneumatic-short (5"/12.5cm neck) or Pneumatic-long(14"/35cm neck) with extended tube for swivel clamp mounting.
*For health reasons, Pneumatic Switch can not be returned once opened.




Product HCPC Codes
Communication E2599
Wheelchair K0108
Bed Controllers E2205
General Accessories A9999/E9999


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