Adaptive Switches for PageBotTM
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The Kindle app running on an Amazon tablet or regular computer can be used with a variety of access methods.
Adaptive switches are available that can be operated by almost any muscle that a particular user can conveniently and reliably use. These can include muscles of the fingers, hands, arms, feet, head, mouth, or tongue. Advanced styles of adaptive switches can include sip-and-puff, voice recognition, eye blink, eye-movement, and even brain waves. Adaptive switches employ a wide range of technologies and they are available in variety of colors, shapes and sizes.
For some users, selecting the best switch can be challenging. Before deciding on a particular type of switch, consider that:
- Switch actuation should be reliable, repeatable and comfortable for the user.
- The mounting and positioning of the device being accessed can influence the choice of a switch. For example, the best switch for use in bed might be different than the best switch for use from a wheelchair.
A useful but far from complete list of adaptive switch suppliers and resellers is included below. Each listing is linked to an external website for the particular company.