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6  Tips and How-To Video on Switch Adapting Battery Toys

6 Tips and How-To Video on Switch Adapting Battery Toys 0

Want to get started adapting your own battery operated toys?

Here are some tips and a great how-to video we found on YouTube.
Toy Month at Bridges – Adapting Toys, Accessing Play

Toy Month at Bridges – Adapting Toys, Accessing Play 0

All the month of December,  Bridges is celebrating the power of play for individuals with special needs.

The destination for Toy Month is our Adapting Toys and Accessing Play page.  Look for links to relevant blog posts, resources and products for tips, tricks and strategies.

6 + 1 Super Cool AT stories from 2016 ATIA conference 0

This year's Assistive Technology Industry Association's conference in Orlando turned out to be a really exciting few days. We got to attend sessions, meet with our manufacturing partners and prowl the massive exhibit hall hunting for cool stuff.

This year, the weather was unseasonably hot outside (peaking at 27C. Most years, the weather is more like Vancouver in November, than Toronto in June) and freezing in the halls with the air conditioning on max.

Despite the contradictory conditions we layered-up and tracked down what we think are the neatest AT developments at this year's ATIA. Here they are.
Eye Gaze packages trialled in Toronto classrooms

Eye Gaze packages trialled in Toronto classrooms 0

It’s the first day of school for a student in grade 1 who is non-verbal, who has complex cognitive and physical learning needs with an IEP that includes “deaf-blind” in its description.

Where do you begin?

In a trial that started in May 2015, Bridges supplied eye gaze systems in a number of classrooms in Toronto area schools. These were designated special needs classrooms in schools that had increased supports for students with more complex instructional needs.