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Switch-Adapted Toys


Fun Has Arrived!

Introducing Switch-adapted toys from Ablenet.

You’ll flip over Switch-adapted Toys!

Recommended Switch
Interaction for all our toys:
Jelly Bean® Switch




Choose from classic characters now made accessible. Just add a Jelly Bean or any other switch.

 



Or check out the Favourites! Favourites are available in limited quantity for a limited time.

Tools for Adapting Toys

Is there a toy you want to adapt yourself?
These great tools make it easy.
 


The Powerlink and the Battery Device adapters move the on/off function of a toy or appliance out to a simple switch or two switches.
PowerLink 4 (12-10010701)
Powerlink 4 with 2 Jelly Beamers Kit (12-700100500)

The PowerLink 4 allows switch users to control up to two plug-in electrical appliances with single switches. Use it for blenders for making cookie dough or smoothies, turning lights on and off and other small plug in appliances that can be activated with an on/off. Six unique modes of control allow you to define exactly how, and for how long, appliances will be turned on. PowerLink willaccept any single switch. You can also get a Jelly Beamer to pair up directly with the control unit.



Battery Device Adapters
(12-100BDAAA)

Series Adapter
(12-100SA)
Two-switch operation of battery-operated appliances.

Pigtail Adapters
(12-100P48)
Allows you to connect incompatible plug and jack sizes from a switch to a device.




Switch Latches

So simple, so versatile, so much you can do with just a switch latch and a battery operated device. We love these things! Use with any pre-adapted device, or use our Battery Device Adapter to create you own adapted toy or appliance.

Use a SLAT to Latch: Turns a single switch into an on/off control. First switch activation turns appliance ON; second activation turns it OFF so you don't have to hold down the switch to keep a device running. Run appliances from 1 to 60 seconds or 1 to 60 minutes with each switch activation. Combine with a hopping bunny toy and a meter stick and now you've got an estimation activity: how far will the toy travel in 10 seconds? Or control a prop in a play, or a device for an experiment.

A. B. C. D.


A. Single Switch Latch & Timer (12-100SSLAT) | B. Choice Switch Latch and Timer (SLAT)(12-100CSLAT)
C. Dual Switch Latch And Timer(12-100DSLAT) | D. Big Beamer Twist with SLAT (12-10033700)
E. Jelly Beamer Twist with SLAT(12-10034000)

Connections Strategies

Play is one of the fundamental ways all of us learn, including persons with disabilities. Volumes of research demonstrate that entertainment of all kinds - for children and adults - speeds learning and understanding. It's about having fun! We think engaging the "whole person" is a worthwhile goal all by itself. And for a classroom toys are a great way to build curricular learning.
  • Put a metre stick beside Pudgy the piglet and estimate how far he will go on a press.
  • Add a timer and talk about speed.
  • Put two jumping toys side by side and record and graph how many flips each gets in.
Ask yourself:
  • What's your entertainment outcome - playing a game, reading a book, just having fun?
  • How do you need to access the toy, game, electronic device or computer - are external switches necessary?
  • Does the device, toy, or switch need to be mounted to allow for access?



Common Situations
Situation 1
My son loves his brother's Zhu Zhu® pet hamsters and wants to play with his own, but he doesn't have
the motor control to touch the small activation surface on the toy.
Situation 2
I want to encourage my son to participate in the reading activity by making his dog "bark" at specific
times during the story we read together before bed each night.




Situation 1
My son loves his brother's Zhu Zhu® pet hamsters and wants to play with his own, but he doesn't have the motor control to touch the small activation surface on the toy.

Applied Methodology
  1. Participating in the fun with his brother and his Zhu Zhu® pet hamster.
  2. Switch access is necessary to activate the main "go" button on the toy's back.
  3. The switch needs to be mounted to his wheelchair so he can follow it as it moves.
AT Solution
Switch-Adapted Zhu Zhu® pet hamster
Available in multiple colors, ready to plug in your switch.
Buddy Button
A simple single switch is all that's necessary to get started.
Latitude ARM
Mount the Buddy Button to the chair using the Latitude ARM and Small Circular Plate.


Situation 2
I want to encourage my son to participate in the reading activity by making his dog "bark" at specific times during the story we read together before bed each night.

Applied Methodology
  1. Activate a toy dog during story-time.
  2. Wireless switch access is important because my daughter is in bed at the time.
  3. Mounting is necessary for the wireless receiver on the toy, as well as on the bed frame.
AT Solution
Switch-Adapted Pretty Poodle
The poodle barks and walks at the touch of a switch.

Jelly Beamer™ wireless switch
Wireless control minimizes unwanted cords.

Velcro® strap
Use the strap to affix the receiver to the toy (or to the tray where the toy will be placed).

USMS
Mount the Jelly Beamer to the chair using the USMS and Small Rectangular Plate.

 
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