Access & Environmental Controls

Many doors, lights, electronic devices (such as IPODS, stereos, tvs, kitchen appliances, aircons, lamps) can be LED operated or switch adapted allowing your child to operate with a head switch, hand switch, direct access or access using a dynamic communication device (such as Dyna Vox) which can even be operated with eye gaze and blinking! Switch adapted mice and switch adapters (for right click, left click, double click, space and enter) are also available to enable computer operation. Visit Ablenet, Dynavox, Liberator, Novitatech, Spectronics or Tecsol for environmental access device ideas. Discuss your child’s options with your child’s OT and consider visiting your local Independent Living Centre to view available environmental access devices.