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A switch is a device that enables individuals with disabilities to control battery operated or electrical equipment such as toys, appliances or computers. There are many different types of switches available from several manufacturers. The type of switch that is recommended for an individual child will vary depending upon the person’s physical capabilities such as using his/her hands, arms and legs. There are switches that can be activated by pressing, pushing, pulling, rolling, squeezing, head movement, eye blinks, and sipping and puffing
Some examples of switches include:
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Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)
Alliance for Technology Access
National Assistive Technology Technical Assistance Partnership (NATTAP)
DisabilityInfo.gov (AT resources)