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    Created on Friday, 01 December 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

    Over the past few years I’ve occasionally reflected on the range of switch accessible toys available for children with complex additional support needs. Companies like Inclusive Technology, TFH, SpaceKraft and Liberator have some excellent toys available, but many have become increasingly comp...

    Created on Wednesday, 22 February 2017. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Last week I was working with a learner in primary 4 who has recently started using Clicker for writing and recording. He accesses the on-screen keyboard with a joystick to control the mouse pointer, and a separate switch to click the mouse button. But there's a big problem - when he activates th...

    Created on Friday, 27 January 2017. Posted by Claire Harrison

    Many of you who work with learners who use switches as an access method will be familiar with Ian Bean, who over the years has produced many fabulous switch accessible activities. I’m sure I only have to mention ‘The Dancing Hippo’ and you’ll find yourself absent-mindedly hum...

    Created on Thursday, 10 November 2016. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    On Wednesday I was in a school setting up some head switches with a learner, for driving a Smart Wheelchair on loan. Since most switches are made of hard plastic, over the years my practice has always been to glue some foam or Evazote on top of the switch to make it more comfortable - it's no fu...

    Created on Wednesday, 22 October 2014. Posted by Joanna Courtney

    Do you work with children with a print disability, who need access to switch accessible early level Picture Books? Do you find it hard to find time to create new story resources using PowerPoint? Well, here's some good news....we've done it for you! For the past 6 years CA...

    Created on Thursday, 18 September 2014. Posted by Joanna Courtney

    If you'd like to know more about the great FREE communication app SoundingBoard and how it can be used with pupils who have communication support needs, why not have a look at our recent webinar? It covers simple editing, using digital images on buttons, sharing resources and switch access fo...

    Created on Thursday, 11 September 2014. Posted by Gillian McNeill

    I noticed an e-newsletter from HelpKidzLearn sitting in my inbox today which mentioned the arrival of some new activities. I hadn’t visited this site for a while, so decided to investigate further……. HelpKidzLearn really is a great online resource for teachers and par...

    Created on Friday, 08 February 2013. Posted by 

    Lots of people have the lovely easy-to-use switch accessible software from Inclusive Technology, like SwitchIT Maker 2 and ChooseIT Maker 2. But it is disappointing to see how few schools manage to find time to make their own resources, to create personalised exercises that individual children or ...

    Created on Friday, 16 November 2012. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Yesterday we hosted a course delivered by the great Ian Bean, on switches and switch-operated technology, and during lunch I gave a short demo of my latest favourite switch-operated toy: a Nerf Havock Fire dart gun. I set this up for the CALL Family Day earlier this year, and it was prett...