switch adapted toys games and entertainment products

 
 

Connections Strategies

switch adapted toys games and entertainment productsPlay is one of the fundamental ways all of us learn, including persons with disabilities. Volumes of research demonstrate that entertainment of all kinds - for children and adults - speeds learning and understanding. But for AbleNet, our Toys, Games, and Entertainment product offering is more than that. It's about having fun! We think engaging the "whole person" is a worthwhile goal all by itself. Our products ensure that everyone can participate in the good times!

  1. What's your entertainment outcome - playing a game, reading a book, just having fun?
  2. How do you need to access the toy, game, electronic device or computer - are external switches necessary?
  3. Does the device, toy, or switch need to be mounted to allow for access?

 

Common Situations

Situation 1
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My son loves his brother's Zhu Zhu® pet hamsters and wants to play with his own, but he doesn't have the motor control to touch the small activation surface on the toy.

Situation 2
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I want to encourage my son to participate in the reading activity by making his dog "bark" at specific times during the story we read together before bed each night.

Situation 1

switch adapted toys games and entertainment productsMy son loves his brother's Zhu Zhu® pet hamsters and wants to play with his own, but he doesn't have the motor control to touch the small activation surface on the toy.

Applied Methodology

  1. Participating in the fun with his brother and his Zhu Zhu® pet hamster.
  2. Switch access is necessary to activate the main "go" button on the toy's back.
  3. The switch needs to be mounted to his wheelchair so he can follow it as it moves.

AT Solution

switch adapted Zhu Zhu pet

Switch-Adapted Zhu Zhu® pet hamster
Available in multiple colors, ready to plug in your switch.
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assitive technology single switch

Buddy Button
A simple single switch is all that's necessary to get started.
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latitude ARM mount

Latitude ARM
Mount the Buddy Button to the chair using the Latitude ARM and Small Circular Plate.
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Situation 2

switch adapted toys games and entertainment products

I want to encourage my son to participate in the reading activity by making his dog "bark" at specific times during the story we read together before bed each night.

Applied Methodology

  1. Activate a toy dog during story-time.
  2. Wireless switch access is important because my daughter is in bed at the time.
  3. Mounting is necessary for the wireless receiver on the toy, as well as on the bed frame.

AT Solution

switch adapted pretty poodle doll

Switch-Adapted Pretty Poodle
The poodle barks and walks at the touch of a switch.
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wireless switch - assistive technology

Jelly Beamer™ wireless switch
Wireless control minimizes unwanted cords.
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velcro strap

Velcro® strap
Use the strap to affix the receiver to the toy (or to the tray where the toy will be placed).
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mount for switch

USMS
Mount the Jelly Beamer to the chair using the USMS and Small Rectangular Plate.
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Important Safety Information

At AbleNet, we're committed to an engaging, fun, and safe play experience. Because we are not the toy manufacturer, but rather adapting the toys for persons with physical disabilities, we must rely on the toy manufacturers' safety documentation and testing. For each toy, we will provide direct documentation or links to the manufacturers' statements upon request. Please contact Customer Service for details.



 

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