Computer Access

Computer Access
switches
new
Buddy Button
Big Buddy Button
The Smoothie
The reliable, durable, colourful, single
switch, activated by pressing anywhere
on the top surface. Auditory and tactile
feedback. All buddy buttons come with a
circular rubber foam base to prevent slipping and are equipped with two threaded
inserts on the bottom of the switch to allow
for secure mounting.
Made for persons with moderate to severe
upper extremity and motor disabilities, this
switch features a 4.5 inch target area and
can be activated with just 150 grams of
force. Auditory and tactile feedback.
This lovely, smooth switch is new from Inclusive Technology. Based on our years of
experience working with switch users, it has
a low profile surface and is angled towards
the learner to make it really easy for those
with limited movement to press.
Buddy Specifications:
Diameter: 6.3 cm
Height: 1.8 cm
Weight: 60 g
Activating force: outside edges - 100g
Activating force: centre - 200g
Big Buddy Specifications:
Diameter: 11.5 cm
Height: 2.5 cm
Weight: 123 g
Activating force: outside edges - 150g
Activating force: centre - 300g
Available in red, yellow, green, and blue.
Also available in a wireless version,
the “it-Switch” (see pg 21)
Available in red, yellow, green, blue, black,
and white.
“There are various types of switches available designed to be operated in
various ways, but the majority are touched or pressed in some way, many of
the differences are more cosmetic than practical.”
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Big Red® Twist
Jelly Bean® Twist
Pillow Switch
The Big Red twist offers the original Big Red
switch’s 12.5cm activation surface with
tactile and auditory feedback, but with
a twist. Our iconic switch tops can be removed and replaced with the colour of
your choice: Red, Blue, Yellow, or Green.
Bring new variety to the switch loved
around the world! The original Jelly Bean’s
6.25cm activation surface is still here, while
our interchangeable switch tops can be
removed and replaced with the colour of
your choice: Red, Blue, Yellow, and Green.
A smooth and soft foam surface makes
this switch suitable for head or cheek activation. Easily fastens to a pillow or wheelchair cushion with a safety pin and Velcro®. Auditory and tactile feedback.
switches
choosing a movement
Switches can be operated in different ways; hands, head, foot etc. The switch may need a special mounting
system to allow the desired method to be used.
Repeatability - A switch user will have to make a number of switch presses which may take considerable effort.
Outcome - Make sure that the result of their efforts is worthwhile. Remember that there may be easier ways of
doing something rather than struggling to use a switch.
Acceptability - The user’s choice is final.
Access to other activities - The switch position should not obscure the task to be operated and should not get
in the way of daily activities. The user should be able to work the switch and see the activity easily - remember
that it can take some time for them to transfer their attention from the switch to the task. If this takes too long
they may miss the activity.
Ease of use and setting up - A good switch system should be one that takes a minimum amount of time and
effort to set up.
Specs® Switch
Microlight Switch
Trigger Switch
A lightweight solution with a pivoting lid that
activates a highly sensitive micro switch
mounted inside. Auditory and tactile feedback. Available in five colours.
Activated by pressing down on the top of
the switch with a feather-light touch, just 11
grams of pressure required! Auditory and
tactile feedback.
Designed to meet the rugged needs of
wheelchair users. Waterproof and dust
proof. Tough enough for use in any environment. Available in five colours.
Leaf Switch
Plate Switch
Mini Cup
Activated by pressing lightly against
the leaf in one direction. Comes with
a removable 3 inch round foam pad.
Tactile and auditory feedback. Requires
mounting.
A very thin membrane switch activated
with a light touch on the coloured circle.
The surface is sealed to prevent moisture
damage. No tactile/auditory feedback.
Comes with five colour plates.
Encased in a plastic cup for extra durability. Includes five brightly coloured stickers, which makes it ideal for persons with
low vision. Auditory and tactile feedback.
4.5cm diameter.
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switches
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Rocker Switch
Mini Joystick with
Push
Grasp 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.
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.
Requires mounting (see pg 100).
Activate this tube shaped switch with a
squeeze or pinch. Users must be able to
release their grip in approximately 2 seconds to prevent switch latching.
Ribbon Switch
Flex Switch
String Switch
Activated by bending in either direction.
Soft to the touch and moisture resistant.
Tactile feedback. Requires mounting (see
pg 100).
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.
Requires mounting (see pg 100).
Ideal for persons with limited finger and
hand mobility and those with minimal
strength. Takes only a slight pull to activate.
Features a three year warranty.
Possum Chin Switch
SCATIR Switch Deluxe
Pneumatic Switch
Activate this convenient single switch by
simply moving your head. The Chin Switch
can be positioned any where around the
neck with plastic tubing that can be cut
to fit, just like a custom necklace. Multiple
Chin Switches can be positioned around
the same tube for users who need several
access points.
The Self Calibrating Auditory Tone Infrared
(SCATIR) Switch is a momentary contact
optical switch with auditory feedback that
works by detecting a beam of reflected
pulsed infrared light. The SCATIR Switch
can be controlled with an eye blink, eyebrow movement, finger movement, head
movement, and facial muscle movement. Recommended for users who have
difficulty activating push button switches.
This dual switch is activated with either a
“sip” or “puff” of the lips. Features internal
saliva trap for cleaning.
Available in 2 sizes:
Short: 12.5cm neck
Long: 35.5cm neck
Requires mounting (see pg 100).
switches
Blue2™
Bluetooth® Switch
Joggle Switch
Pal Pad
A big ‘rotate to set’ special needs switch
featuring a unique patented variable pressure mechanism. Simply rotate the coloured top to increase or decrease the actuation force required. Use on a tabletop
or mount on one of the many available
mounting systems, this switch provides the
option of setting the perfect operating
force for any application.
Only 34 grams of force will activate our Pal
Pad switches. They can be operated with
the slightest touch whether from directly
above or at a shallow angle. Pal Pads can
be plugged into communication aids,
battery operated devices or computer
interfaces.
new
new
Make your iPad switch accessible!
Our new Blue2™ dual switch provides access to compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod
Touch applications via Bluetooth wireless
technology. Simply sync the switch with
your favourite Apple® device and activate the application’s switch scanning
mode to begin using the app hands-free.
Blue2 supports both single and dual switch
access through direct access using the
two built-in switches, or plug in your favourite switches into the available ports to fit
your individual needs. Also a great product
for computer access, Blue2 ships with a
USB Bluetooth dongle.
Features:
Large - 12.7cm diameter, 15 preset pressure positions.
Small - 6.3cm diameter, 6 preset pressure
positions.
Available in 3 sizes:
Mini Pal Pad: 5cm x 5cm
Small Pal Pad: 6cm x 10cm
Large Pal Pad: 11.5cm x 15cm
Available in: red, yellow, green, and blue.
Please specify size when ordering.
Available in Red, Green, Blue or Yellow.
Note: The Blue2 is compatible with iPad,
iPod Touch (3rd and 4th Generation), and
iPhone (3GS, 4 & 4S).
Please specify size when ordering.
Jelly Beamer™ Twist
it - Switch
Our famous wireless switch is now available
with a twist! Now, Jelly Beamer includes
four interchangeable twist tops. Change
from red to green to yellow to blue within
seconds.
Requires 4 x AA batteries ( not included)
A new wireless switch with a unique low
slanted profile. Gives good tactile feedback with no protruding base and can be
operated with the slightest movement.
Available in Blue, Green, Yellow, and Red.
new
it - Receive
new
A receiver and computer interface - just
plug in one simple USB receiver unit and
you can use up to six devices on one
computer.
*Requires the ‘it-Receive’.
See page 100 & 101 for our range of switch mounting options!
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switch accessories
connecting switches to your computer
Some software can be played just by using the space bar or a few other keys on your computer’s keyboard.
This software can also be used with special switches, for children who are unable to use the keyboard. Switches
for this kind of use come in all shapes and sizes.
To connect these switches to the computer you need a “switch interface”. This is a little box with a cable that
normally plugs into your computer’s USB port. The switch interface has about 4 small round sockets. You plug
your switches into these. Simple!
When you press a switch, the interface box makes the computer think that the space bar (or some other key)
is being pressed. So if you run a storybook activity, where normally you would press the space bar to turn the
pages, you can now use a switch to do the same. Interface boxes can be set to behave like different keyboard
keys or even the mouse buttons.
Joycable 2
JoyBox
Switch Interface Pro
The JoyCable allows a quick and easy
way to plug switches into a computer. The
JoyCable plugs into the USB port of your
computer. You can connect one or two
switches, with standard (3.5mm) switch
inputs. No drivers are needed to use the
JoyCable with popular software such as
The Grid 2 or Widgit software.
The JoyBox allows you to plug several
switches into a computer. The JoyBox plugs
into the USB port of your computer. You can
connect from one to twelve switches, using standard (3.5mm) switch inputs.
Connect up to five standard switches. Provides the flexibility of emulating everything
from a single-click to a return. Supports
switch accessible software.
Switch Driver
To use the JoyCable/Joybox with switch
games and other programs that use keyboard keys or mouse clicks as a switch
input, we include ‘Switch Driver’ software
which will convert switch presses into other
signals, such as a keypress or a mouse
click.
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Features:
For any resource centre, the JoyBox is the
ultimate switch connection device. It allows 8 switches to be connected for any
use, and 4 more switches can be connected for directional control.
The JoyBox can be used with almost all
switch software, including switch games
and communication programs.
You can change what happens when
each switch is pressed, so switches can
provide special functions. For example,
you could have a switch controlling a music player’s play/pause button, perhaps
with another switch to change track.
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Gets programs up and running in
seconds.
Bright indicator lights show which
functions are active.
Connects to USB ports.
Small size - easy to tuck away and
travel with.
Just push a button to change function sets.
Includes the cables needed for connecting to the computer.
Dimensions: 64mm X 64mm.
switch accessories
Battery Device
Adapter
Dual Switch Latch
and Timer
Convert any battery operated toy or appliance into a switch activated device.
Available in AA and C/D battery size.
Please specify when ordering.
This unit allows two people to activate their
own devices simultaneously. Toy and appliance cables included. Toys and switches not included.
Batteries not included.
Single Switch Latch
and Timer (S.L.A.T)
Choice Switch Latch
and Timer
Switch4Apps
new
Get switch access to your iPad and music
with the Switch4Apps Switch Interface, the
only switch interface providing access to
both (switch accessible) Apps and Music
in one device.
Specifically designed around user needs,
it is simple to set-up and use, and loaded
with features to cater for all requirements.
NB: Only for use with wired switches
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Choose the Switch Latch and Timer whenever you need to add modes of control
to any switch accessible toy or appliance.
Use with any pre-adapted device, or use
our battery device adapter to create your
own adapted toy or appliance. Ideal for
one person using a single battery powered device. Switch and toy shown not
included.
This units allows two people to take turns
operating battery powered devices, or for
one person to activate two devices in sequence. Excellent for encouraging choice
making. It can also be used to control
one device. Toy and appliance cables included. Switches and devices shown not
included.
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Four 3.5mm sockets for wired switches.
Quick Media select mode.
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery via
supplied USB lead.
Pairs directly through Bluetooth 2.1
without PIN number entry.
Works with iPad, iPad 2, NEW iPad,
iPod (3rd and 4th generations),
iPhone (3GS, 4 and 4S).
20 metres (64 feet) operating range.
Integral button allows on-screen keyboard to be deployed or hidden at
any time.
Also works with the new iPad!
activities using switch operated devices
Simple switch devices are often used to introduce people to the use of switches. Observation of a child using a
switch with a toy (with a battery adapter) can be sufficient to establish whether or not they have an understanding of cause and effect; that is they are aware that their pressing the switch is actually causing the device to
operate. For some users this may have to be done by allowing them to make switch presses and to gradually
establish a connection between this and their switch presses. However, even the simplest switch toys can be
put to more use by involving the users’ in games based on their use of the switch. This can provide opportunities
to refine their switch operation by developing more control.
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switch adapted toys
Mongo the Monkey
Roaring Rex Dinosaur
ZhuZhu Hamster
Mongo sings “If you’re happy and you
know it”. His mouth moves and he claps
his hands in time with the music.
Use a standard 3.5mm switch (not includ
ed) or press his foot to turn him on and off.
Requires 3 x AA batteries (included).
Activate the switch to see a Dino with a
sense of humour. The head and mouth
move as he roars and tells jokes putting
a smile on anyone’s face. Rex has 8 English messages and is permanently switchadapted for years of play.
Requires 3 x AA batteries (included).
Zhu Zhu Pets chatter, scatter, scoot and
scurry like a real hamster. Press the switch
to take your pet on a walk, where it will in
teract with its environment. Assorted styles Nugget, Winkie, Jilly, or Scoodles.
Requires 2 x AAA batteries (included).
Switch sold separately.
How to adapt your
own battery toys
It’s easy to make simple battery
powered toys switch accessible using a Battery Adapter. You will need
to use a toy with a simple ON/OFF
function. Those with more sophisticated controls such as ‘ press the
paw’ won’t work.
1. Open the battery compartment
and slide the adapter between the
battery and the connector.
Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas is controlled by a very easy to use two button infrared remote control which has been
adapted to use two standard switches as well as the remote’s own buttons. It really brings toy
control to a higher level, giving lots of opportunities for choice making and interactive activities.
Pressing one switch or button will cause him to turn on the spot - let go when he is facing the
required direction. Pressing the other will cause him to set off in the direction chosen.
NB: the user needs to hold the switch or button down to have full control.
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2. Close the battery compartment
and plug in your switch. You’re
ready to go!
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Ideal for developing two-switch skills.
Great sound and light effects make Thomas easy to track.
Good sized wheels can run on most surfaces.
Measures 17cm x 12cm x 9.5cm.
Requires 3 x AA batteries.
Controller requires 2 x AA batteries.
Batteries and switches not included.
alternative keyboards
Keys-U-See®
new
Large print, Standard size keyboards!
Keys-U-See® Large Print
Keys-U-See large print keyboards are the perfect replacement keyboards
for anyone who has a hard time seeing the letters on their computer keyboard. The large print keyboards are also great for anyone working in low
light conditions or is learning to type. Our large print keyboards come in a
high-contrast yellow keys and black type - a scientifically proven combination that is easier to see for those with certain types of visual impairment.
Devlin CleanKey
Keyboard and Mouse
new
Designed to help prevent the spread of infection.
Keyboard features:
• Unique Keytop shape removes any infection traps.
• Easy to clean surface and easy to clean between keys.
• Fully sealed and waterproof allowing for complete sterilization.
• USB extension cable allows easy disconnection when cleaning away from computer.
• Suitable for rinsing and immersion sterilising in cleaning and disinfection fluids.
Mouse features:
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Fully sealed and waterproof - suitable
for complete infection control.
Exactly the same functionality as an
ordinary desktop mouse.
Compatible with any USB connection.
Clean Key features:
• When depressed, stops key presses sending data while the keyboard is cleaned.
• The user is notified of ‘lock down’ by flashing LEDs.
• Clean at any interval minimising keyboard downtime.
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alternative keyboards
Large Key Keyboards
Specifications:
Big 25mm keys
Windows 98SE, 2000, ME, XP,
Vista or Windows 7
MAC OS 10.1.5 and higher
Safety: FCC CE Approved
Environmental: RoHS Compliant
Connector: USB with PS/2 Adapter
Size: 48 x 18 x 3.5tcm
6 Year Warranty for in-home use
CPSIA Tested
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MyBoard-UC™
MyBoard-lc™
Kinderboard™
The MyBoard-UC™ is a large-key computer
keyboard that can assist children with vision or motor-skill impairment, and is an
excellent first keyboard for any child. The
MyBoard-UC™ has big 25mm oversized
big keys and large, bold, easy-to-read
numbers and UPPERCASE letters. The MyBoard-UC™ features colour-coded consonants, vowels, numbers and punctuation
marks to help pre-school children learn
their character sets. The F-keys have been
eliminated from the MyBoard-UC™ lessening clutter and confusion and reducing
the problems that can arise from children
pressing keys they are not supposed to.
NO FUNCTION KEYS.
Children as young as three years old are
becoming skilled at using the computer
keyboard. But the use of uppercase letters
can be confusing for those who have not
mastered the relationship between capital
and lower-case letters. The MyBoard-lc™
has large, bold, easy-to-read lower-case
lettering, big 25mm keys, colour-coding for
vowels, consonants, numbers and function
keys, and requires gentle finger pressure.
NO FUNCTION KEYS.
The KinderBoard™ is a large-key computer
keyboard that can assist children with vision or motor-skill impairment, and is an
excellent first keyboard for any child. The
KinderBoard™ has big 25mm oversized
keys and large, bold, easy-to-read numbers and letters. The KinderBoard™ features colour-coded consonants, vowels,
numbers and punctuation marks to help
pre-school children learn their character
sets. The KinderBoard™ also features two
USB 2.0 side ports and Function keys.
alternative keyboards
VisionBoard2™
BigBlu – VisionBoard
Keyboard seals
new
Large, high visibility keys offer improved
readability and control.
The VisionBoard2™ offers a big advantage
to people who find it painful or difficult to
use a traditional keyboard, with applications in such places as assistive living communities, manufacturing facilities, special
educational institutions, adult daycare
centres and home use. The VisionBoard2
improves readability and reduces eyestrain with big 25mm square keys and
large, bold black-on-white or black-onyellow letters and numbers. Users with low
vision or functional limitations can increase
and improve capabilities with greater
comfort and control.
Available in Yellow or White Keys.
Please specify when ordering.
BigBlu is the first and only large-key Bluetooth keyboard for people of any age
who find it difficult to type on a standard
keyboard.
“BigBlu” features 25mm keys and Bluetooth
technology for people with vision and/or
dexterity issues, large hands, special education departments, and for people who
may use a stick or other device to access
a computer keyboard.
Available with big white keys and boldblack lettering, or big colour-coded keys
and bold black lettering for young children. Please specify when ordering.
Requires 2 X AAA batteries (included).
Battery Life: approx. 90 days of average
use.
Custom-designed keyboard covers to
protect your keyboard!
Our keyboard seals are custom-designed
covers that protect keyboards from a variety of contaminants, including dust, dirt,
and liquids. The seals are easy to use and
apply. Made from durable/flexible polyurethane, the seals fit like a skin to provide
reliable protection. The seals are easily
cleaned with antibacterial wipes or sprays;
a perfect solution for many environments.
Available in two models:
KBSL (fits VisionBoard2™ and
Board™)
KBSL-lc (fits MyBoards)
Please specify when ordering.
Kinder-
Also available in a WIRELESS VERSION!
Numeric Keypad
Number Keypad and
NEW Clip Keyguard
Metal Keyguard
new
No more struggling to press the right key!
Specifications:
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Large 1” square keys.
Large easy to read print.
Windows 98SE or newer, Mac OS
10.1 or newer.
USB connector.
All the features of a typical numeric
keypad.
Compatible with Windows Accessibility “Mouse Keys”.
The low profile numeric keypad with programmable keys, provides an excellent
partner to the Compact Keyboards and
together they take up much less space
than a standard keyboard. This can be a
great advantage to those with a limited
range of access but who need a full range
of controls. It can be positioned to the left
or the right and can be used as a conventional numberpad, mouse or joystick.
The keyguard is designed to help people
who may have trouble pressing only one
key at a time. The keyguard is an easy-toclean, metal frame that fits securely over
the keyboard and provides physical separation between each key.
The keyguard is designed for use with
the following keyboard models: VisionBoard2™, KinderBoard™, MyBoard-lc™
and MyBoard-UC™.
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alternative keyboards
BigKeys LX
UPPERCASE, Coloured Keys, ABC layout
UPPERCASE, Yellow Keys, QWERTY layout
The BigKeys LX keyboard is for anyone who needs large keys in order
to locate and operate the keys.
25mm square keys on a standard sized keyboard.
Key order can be configured as standard QWERTY or ABC order.
Full featured keyboard, with all punctuation, functions keys, etc.
Native usb keyboard - no adapter required.
Available Options:
UPPERCASE, White Keys, ABC / QWERTY
lowercase, White Keys, ABC / QWERTY
UPPERCASE, Coloured Keys, ABC / QWERTY
lowercase, Coloured Keys, ABC / QWERTY
UPPERCASE, Yellow Keys, ABC / QWERTY
lowercase, Yellow Keys, ABC / QWERTY
Clear Keyboard
Glove for BigKeys LX
Replacement Keysets
for BigKeys LX
Keyguard for
BigKeys LX
Made from Ultraflex, the Keyboard Skin
is an ultrasoft polymer skin that fits snugly
over the BigKeys keys.
A complete set of 26 BigKeys alphabet
keys.
BigKeys Keyguards are made of clear,
rigid, break-resistant plastic. The keyguard
attaches easily to your BigKeys keyboard
and helps to stabilize fingers on the right
key while minimising errors. Allows the user
to rest their hands over the keys.
Available options:
The Skin protects your BigKeys keyboard
from dust, moisture, and liquids without
changing the feel of the keyboard.
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UPPERCASE, White Keys, QWERTY layout
UPPERCASE / lowercase
White / Yellow / Multi-Coloured
alternative keyboards
ChesterKeys & Case
new
ChesterKeys & Case comes with all the
function keys you’d expect for use with
an iPad: Home, Volume, Search, Internet,
etc., plus an extra-large, bold font. The
keyboard is colour-coded to help improve
typing speed and accuracy, and it makes
a great teaching tool.
The case itself is made of soft, synthetic
leather that closes with a magnetic clasp.
The case easily folds into a stand, which
holds the iPad in a horizontal orientation;
making the whole package work almost
like a netbook.
Charges with USB (cable included). Fully
charged lithium battery lasts for 90 hours
of continuous use.
Also available with large font on black and
white keys. Please specify when ordering.
BAT - One Handed
Keyboard
The BAT Keyboard is a one-handed, compact input device that replicates all the
functions of a full-size keyboard. Letters,
numbers, commands and macros are
simple key combinations or “chords.”
iDock Keyguard
for iPad Docking Keyboard
Ultra Compact
Keyboard
new
The iPad docking keyboard combines a
dock for charging your iPad with a full-size
keyboard, which includes special keys that
activate iPad features. The iDock keyguard
will help improve access for some users.
NB: The iPad does not have a facility to turn
off the keyboard repeat. We are currently
not able to sell the Apple iPad docking
keyboard ourselves but we can help you
find a supplier.
The Ultra Compact Keyboard is ideal for
users who find it difficult to reach all the
keys of an ordinary keyboard or for those
who like to ‘fix’ themselves and type using
a small target area. It has all the functionality of a standard keyboard layout, but
with a short travel distance and lightweight
keys. USB plug and play - no software required.
Dimensions: 22cm x 10cm x 1.5cm.
Keyguard also available.
If someone has problems using a standard keyboard, there are various alternatives that may be
easier for them to use. See pg 77 for our range
of on-screen keyboards!
Full Keyboard Stickers
Each pack contains four sheets of stickers:
• White on black,
• Yellow on black
• Black on white
• Black on yellow
Compact Keyboard
with Mouse Pad
The Compact Keyboard with Mouse Pad
offers an alternative access method to
laptops and other computers.
Includes both UPPERCASE and lowercase
lettering.
This keyboard combines a mouse and keyboard in one. It’s about the same size as a
laptop keyboard which makes positioning
easy. The USB connector allows this device
and a standard keyboard to be alternated
without any set-up time.
For use on a standard size keyboard.
Keyguard also available.
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alternative mice
Roller II Joystick
Designed specifically for educational and special needs. Roller II Joystick offers value for money, rugged construction and is easy to use. These products are a direct mouse replacement
and require no additional driver software. This device has the same functions as the Roller
II Trackball, but cursor movement is achieved by moving the joystick rather than rolling the
trackball. Certain users find this easier, particularly those with more severe motor impairments.
Features:
• Supplied with additional interchangeable T-Bar and Foam Ball handles
• Coloured buttons
• Colour coded switch sockets
• PS2/USB, Windows/Mac compatible
• Removable finger guard
• Mounting Points
• Plug and Play, no additional software required
Roller Plus Joystick
This robust unit has been designed to improve computer access with many special features
as a speed control key, latching drag switch and buttons that allow only up/down or left/right
movements of the cursor. Cursor movement is achieved by moving the joystick as against
rolling the track ball which certain users find easier, particularly those with more severe motor
impairments. All of the switches on the front panel, with the exception of the speed control,
can be duplicated with remote switches by using the connector on the rear of the unit. Five
cursor speeds can be selected by the pressing the cursor speed switch.
Features:
• Plug and Play, no additional software required
• PS2/USB, Windows/Mac compatible
• Supplied with additional interchangeable T-Bar and Foam Ball handles
• Removable finger guard
• Mounting Points
• Reversible Right/Left buttons
nABLER Joystick
The nABLER emulates a computer mouse but, with fingertip control and the need for only
minimal hand movement, reduces wrist and elbow fatigue, requires far less effort and is less
tiring. The symmetrical design enables users to work with either hand without having to angle
the wrist, and the unit can also be configured for left-handed operation. Its large, integrated
hand support/palm rest makes work posture more relaxed and less strained.
Features:
• Rugged construction and ergonomic design
• Large footprint for maximum stability
• Symmetrical design allowing use with either hand
• Integral wrist support to minimize fatigue
• Colour coded buttons mounted sub-flush to prevent accidental activation
• Switchable left and right click buttons
• Sockets for external left/right click buttons
• Double click and latching drag lock buttons
• X-Y axis & Scroll button for up/down or left/right only cursor movements & scrolling facility
• Audible (switchable to mute) and visual warnings indicating selection/change of function
• Cursor speed control
• Auto detecting PS2 and USB protocols
• Easy ‘plug and play’ installation (no additional drivers required)
Also available in “Pro‘’ version featuring: High Contrast White on Black Buttons, Pan Button,
and Anti Tremor Button.
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alternative mice
Roller II Trackball
The latest version of the Roller II Trackball incorporates a latching drag key, three colour coded
jack sockets for external switches, removable finger guard and USB/PS2 compatibility. This device offers an easy to use alternative to a mouse and has proved to be very popular with users
of all ages. It features a 63.5mm trackball offering a high degree of control. Captive fasteners
in the base allow the device to be attached to a desk or a wheelchair tray.
Features:
• Plug and Play, no additional software required
• PS2/USB, Windows/Mac compatible
• Removable fingerguard
• Mounting Points
• Reversible Right/Left buttons
• Latching Drag switch
Roller Plus Trackball
This unit is a solution for the users who may have difficulties with a conventional mouse. Large
63.5 mm diameter ball offers a high degree of control with many additional features as a
speed control key, latching drag switch and buttons that allow only up/down or left/right movement of the cursor. Comes complete with a switch adapter box allowing external switches to
be used in place of some of the keys on the front panel. All of the switches on the front panel,
with the exception of the speed control, can be duplicated with remote switches by using the
connector on the rear of the unit.
Features:
• No additional software required
• PS2/USB compatible
• Removable finger guard
• Mounting Points
• Reversible Right/Left buttons
nABLER Trackball
The nABLER emulates a computer mouse but, with fingertip control and the need for only
minimal hand movement, reduces wrist and elbow fatigue, requires far less effort and is less
tiring. The symmetrical design enables users to work with either hand without having to angle
the wrist, and the unit can also be configured for left-handed operation. Its large, integrated
hand support/palm rest makes work posture more relaxed and less strained.
Features:
• Rugged construction and ergonomic design
• Large footprint for maximum stability
• Symmetrical design allowing use with either hand
• Integral wrist support to minimize fatigue
• High mass, 63mm, free-running ball for easy cursor control
• Colour coded buttons mounted sub-flush to prevent accidental activation
• Switchable left and right click buttons
• Sockets for external left/right click buttons
• Double click and latching drag lock buttons
• X-Y axis & Scroll button for up/down or left/right only cursor movements & scrolling facility
• Audible (switchable to mute) & visual warnings indicating selection/change of function
• Cursor speed control
• Auto detecting PS2 and USB protocols
• Easy ‘plug and play’ installation (no additional drivers required)
Also available in “Pro‘’ version featuring: High Contrast White on Black Buttons, Pan Button, and Anti Tremor Button.
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joysticks for computer access
Joysticks can be used as a mouse alternative allowing control of the mouse pointer. Simple joysticks provide
control over movement and access to right and left button clicks as well a drag lock facility for easy onehanded operation. Some models offer more options including direction lock; double click with one press and
scrolling options. Interchangeable handles are provided with some joysticks providing for a variety of grip options for different users. Some versions are available in a wireless version that gives more flexibility in use.
Optima Trackball
The Optima Trackball is a desktop trackball using durable optical technology for precise control of the cursor. With silky smooth ball movement, large, stable footprint and low profile the
Optima does not require fine motor skills and is ideal for a wide spectrum of computer users.
Robustly manufactured with no mechanical wearing parts the Optima is maintenance free
and will give years of untroubled service.
Features:
• Robust construction and ergonomic design
• Durable optical technology with no mechanical wearing parts
• Precise tracking and cursor control
• Large free-running ball requiring only the lightest touch
• Silky-smooth ball movement
• Large footprint for stability
• Low profile providing a natural hand rest for comfortable operation
• Left/Right and drag lock buttons
• Colour coded buttons mounted sub-flush to prevent accidental activation
• Sockets to operate left/right click buttons from remote switches
• Auto Detecting PS2 and USB protocols
• Easy plug and play installation (no additional drivers required)
Also available in wireless ‘Optimax’ version.
Optima Joystick
The Optima Joystick is a compact desktop joystick that does not require fine motor skills and
is suitable for a wide range of computer users. The Optima Joystick is specifically designed for
cursor movement to respond to the lightest touch (0.5 Newtons) for accurate, cursor navigation and precise targeting of objects on the computer screen.
Features:
• Robust construction and ergonomic design
• Light touch joystick movement (0.5 Newtons)
• Precise tracking and cursor control
• Four cursor speed settings
• Audible alert for speed setting
• Large footprint for stability
• Low profile providing a natural hand rest for comfortable operation
• Left/Right and drag lock buttons
• Colour coded buttons mounted sub-flush to prevent accidental activation
• Sockets to operate left/right click buttons from remote switches
• Auto Detecting PS2 and USB protocols
• Easy plug and play installation (no additional drivers required)
Also available in wireless ‘Optimax’ version.
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BIGtrack Trackball
The BIGtrack has a 7.5cm trackball which makes it the largest trackball available. The large
ball requires less fine motor control than a standard trackball and it is ruggedly built. It has a
left and a right mouse click button located behind the trackball to avoid unwanted mouse
clicks. The BIGtrack also allows for 2nd Mouse Connection both the BIGtrack and a second
mouse can be connected allowing simultaneous participation. The bright large trackball
helps to make mouse movements easy and accurate. While the oversized buttons make
mouse clicks simple for those with poor motor control.
For even more access the BIGtrack is available in a switch adapted version. The switch
adapted BIGtrack comes with two standard 3.5mm plugs for two switches. Its left and right
mouse clicks have been adapted so that you can use a switch for activation. (Switches sold
separately, see pg 17) The BIGtrack is easy to install and works on any Windows or Macintosh
computer that has a USB or PS/2 port. Just plug and play.
Please specify ‘switch adapted’ or ‘non switch adapted’ when ordering.
Orbitrack
A revolutionary, input device which allows computer users to control both the direction and
speed of the cursor with a single, soft touch. Requiring no hand or wrist movement the Orbitrack represents a significant advance in computer input technology and is suitable for all
computer users, particularly children and those with motor skill difficulties and movement
impairment. The Orbitrack uses a control ring to electronically manage cursor movement for
precise targeting of objects on the computer screen. Unlike a mouse, trackball or joystick no
hand or wrist movement is necessary and, unlike a touchpad, the cursor does not have to be
driven around the screen by constant finger movement.
Features:
• Large, 5cm cursor control ring for easy operation and precise targeting
• Soft touch operation (no pressure is required)
• Sealed against the ingress of fluids or contaminants
• Ergonomic design with a sloped case for comfortable wrist positioning
• Large palm/hand rest area for comfortable operation
• Symmetrical design allowing use with either hand
• Soft touch, colour coded, buttons (Left/Right Click, Drag Lock and Double Click)
• Sockets to deactivate Left and Right Click buttons and allow operation from remote
switches
• Four speed control settings
• Easy plug and play installation (no additional drivers required)
COMING SOON...
new
Traxsys Roller III and Roller Plus Black
New features coming soon:
• Available in Black
• Anti-tremor
• Low profile
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Magic Touch Add-On Touch Screen
Instantly converts any standard monitor (LCD & CRT) or
notebook computer into a touch-interactive device
at a very affordable cost. Easy installation and maintenance.
Please specify screen size when ordering.
Kensington Orbit
Optical Trackball
The Kensington Orbit Optical Trackball offers the comfort of a mouse with the benefits of an optical trackball. Control your cursor with a simple touch of the finger! The
highly accurate Orbit Optical is as easy to
use as a regular mouse, but it stays in one
place, saving you valuable desk space.
Designed for PCs and Macs, the Orbit Optical Trackball employs Kensington’s Diamond Eye optical technology for smooth,
precise cursor movement. Diamond Eye
provides unmatched acceleration control, combined with ultra high speed optical technology to produce the ultimate in
precision and accuracy. The precise optical tracking mechanism is also resistant to
dust, reducing the need for regular trackball cleaning. USB connection.
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Is easily installed and removed. No need to open
up the monitor or computer case.
Does not need external power supply. It can be
used in any country with voltage from 100 to 240.
Can be activated on touch by almost anything finger, fingernail, gloved hand or stylus.
Magic Touch and mouse can be used concurrently.
A utility icon enables left-right mouse-button
swap functions.
Magic Touch eliminates the electrostatic and
reduces the radiation generated from the monitor.
Magic Touch has excellent scratch and chemical
resistance. It may be cleaned with a household
glass cleaner.
Magic touch offers USB or Serial (ProE) interface.
Compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, 98, 95,
ME, NT, Linux and Mac.
Marble Mouse
Unmatched precision with Marble optical
technology. Comfortable design for right
or left hand. Two additional buttons for
easy scrolling. Fits like a mouse, works like
a trackball. Accurate and precise optical
technology. No need for regular cleaning.
USB and PS2 connection: works on PC and
Mac. Three year guarantee.
Easy Cat Glidepoint
Touchpad
The Cirque Easy Cat Touchpad makes it
easier and more comfortable than ever
to control your computer. To perform basic
mouse functions, simply glide your finger
over the smooth surface to point, then
tap on the pad or press on the buttons to
click. Both left and right click functions can
be activated by tapping on designated
areas of the pad. It’s easy to detect the
right click area of the pad thanks to the
subtle change of pad texture and colour.
Double-tap and hold your finger on the
pad, or hold the left button as your finger
glides to grab, drag and highlight any item
on-screen.
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Single Button Mouse
Single button mouse is about half the size of a standard mouse, making it just right for smaller
hands. No more worries about left/right clicks.
This mouse is great for users that have problems distinguishing between a left and right mouse
click. This one button mouse also makes clicking on small objects, using drag-and-drop and
click-and-move much easier.
Single Button Mouse has no scroll wheel, is easy to control and is made of rugged plastic for
strength and durability. Requires USB connection and is Windows/MAC compatible.
Tiny Mouse
The Tiny Mouse is about half the size of a standard computer mouse and just right for your
child’s small hands. A scroll wheel and coloured right and left buttons help kids learn to click
and move the cursor with greater comfort and control. And with optical tracking, there is no
trackball to become dirty or lost, or to malfunction. USB connection with PS2 adapter included.
Inclusive KIDTRAC
This is a large, sturdy, affordable, full-sized, three button trackball, which is 100% Microsoft
mouse compatible and very popular. The low profile case acts as a natural hand rest. The
central green coloured key (situated at the back of the yellow ball) is a “drag lock” feature
- simply press the drag button and the button stays ‘locked’ until you press a second time.
Supplied with USB connector. For PC only.
The three colour coded switch jacks allows easy switch operation of the left (blue) button,
right (red) button and drag-lock (green) button . We can supply blue, red and green AbleNet
Switches, Pal Pad Switches or Traxsys Adjustable Pressure Switches to match. This device allows
mouse-click access to all of our simple switch software.
NB: switches not included.
Microspeed KidTRAC
A large sturdy and affordable trackerball. A full-sized, three button trackerball, which is 100%
Microsoft mouse compatible. Just plug into the USB port on your computer and you are ready
to go. The low profile case acts as a natural hand rest and minimizes the wrist angle by mirroring the natural contour of the hand.
Includes a “drag lock” feature - simply press the drag button and the button stays ‘locked’ until
you press a second time. Supplied with USB connector.
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SmartNav 4 AT
How Do I Click?
SmartNav offers multiple clicking options.
Complete Computer Control
The SmartNav 4 AT is a total hands-free mouse solution. With built-in Dwell Clicking Software and a free
On-screen Keyboard. The AT package is used successfully by people with ALS, spinal cord injuries, muscular
dystrophy, and other special needs.
The latest version of SmartNav continues to provide
complete computer independence for the lowest price
on the market.
How SmartNav Works
SmartNav 4 uses an infrared (IR) camera to track your head movements. You reflect IR light back to the SmartNav, which sends instructions to your computer to move your mouse cursor.
How Is My Head Movement Tracked?
SmartNav tracks reflections from a tiny dot, which you can place
anywhere. Place the paper thin tiny reflective dot on the part of your
body you’d like to control the cursor with. Preferred options include:
Head, Hand, Hat, Glasses, Mic Boom
Where Do I Put The Smartnav?
SmartNav mounts on top of your monitor, laptop or communication
device facing you. SmartNav can also be threaded onto a mini
tripod and sit next to your computer. The device can be placed
anywhere as long as it can see the reflective accessory you’ve chosen to wear.
How Much Do I Move?
Less than an inch of head movement is more than enough to move
the cursor across your entire screen. This is also adjustable in the
software speed settings. SmartNav has a 45 degree Field of View
(FOV) and usually sits about 2 feet away from your head. Thus you
have almost two feet of free “head space” in which to move that
simple inch.
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Hotkeys: Re-map keys from your keyboard and assign them to emulate the Left, Right and Middle mouse buttons.
Dwell-Clicking Software: Click by hovering the cursor in one spot for
a small (and adjustable) amount of time. A full dwell-clicking system
and on-screen keyboard are included in the AT software package,
allowing for total hands free operation.
Ability Switches: Industry standard input switch support allows you to
plug two switches into SmartNav for more clicking options.
See pg’s 15-18 for a full selection of switches.
Why Is Smartnav Different From Other Head Tracking Devices?
The SmartNav is both the fastest system on the market and the most
adaptable to the users needs.
Speed: The cursor position is updated at 100 frames per second,
resulting in precise cursor placement with real-time response.
Resolution: A high resolution imager (1280 x 480) allows for pixel accurate pointing and control that feels like a laser pointer.
Lighting Conditions: Sunlight resistance and tracking technology
allow the system to be used in almost any lighting environment. Sunlight is not a problem.
Software: SmartNav is the only head tracking system with software
allowing for full configuration and adaptability of the device.
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Single Foot Switch
Dual Foot Switch
SmartNav Reflective Dots (sheet of 52 Dots)
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Tobii CDot Tracker
Wireless head tracker
new
The Tobii CDot Tracker provides individuals with limited or no use of their
hands, the freedom to control and click a mouse cursor.
*For use with the Tobii C8, C12, and C15 only - see Pg’s 14 & 15.
Who is helped with the Tobii CDot Tracker?
The Tobii CDot Tracker is designed specifically for those with limited use, or no use, of their hands; such as individuals with:
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Early stages of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cerebral Palsy
Head Injuries
Mobility Impairment
Multiple Sclerosis
Muscular Dystrophy
Quadriplegia
Spinal Cord Injuries
Hands free mouse control
The Tobii CDot Tracker is a head mouse tracker that replaces a regular mouse. It works by tracking the exact movements of a small reflective
dot that is placed on the forehead, nose, glasses or any other visible area of the body. Once the dot is placed, its movements are tracked by a
high-resolution, intelligent camera and are instantly translated into accurate mouse cursor movements. Clicking can be done through dwell (the
pausing of the cursor over an object on the screen for a preprogrammed amount of time) or by using a switch.
Simply put, any action done with a regular mouse can also be accomplished with the Tobii CDot Tracker.
Robust ‘Plug and Play’ Design
Using the Tobii CDot Tracker is easy. Just plug it in to your device and it will instantly begin to track. It uses standard Windows mouse controls and
therefore requires no additional software or drivers. The Tobii CDot Tracker is built into a solid metal casing that fits snugly into the bottom of a
Tobii C8, C12 or C15 communication device. It is robust and reliable with no cables or any other protruding parts that could complicate use or
performance.
Freedom to move
The Tobii CDot Tracker can be operated accurately from a distance of up to five feet/150 cm and at angles from the device of up to 45 degrees. This gives users a wide range of motion and nearly complete freedom of movement. Whenever a user is located inside of this “trackbox”
the Tobii CDot Tracker will automatically start tracking. If the user leaves the trackbox and then returns, the Tobii CDot Tracker will automatically
begin tracking again. There is no need to reset or restart your Tobii CDot Tracker or your communication system. It is also easy to see when the
Tobii CDot Tracker is functioning. Blue LEDs on the front of the tracker indicate when the tracker is active and has locked-on to the tracking dot.
The Tobii CDot Tracker functions equally well outside as it does inside, even when tracking in direct sunlight!
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