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Single Switch Computer Use

Single Switch Software

Scanning Systems


Several options exist for students who can use a single switch to operate computer software. A single switch can interface with a computer to act as any single key or mouse function.

Frequently, computer-switch interfaces multiple switches, therefore giving the student access to two keys/mouse controls. With special software offering onscreen layouts of several key choices, a single switch can control any combination of keys, mouse actions or software commands. Key choices are often "scanned", where a highlighted box moves over items on the screen one after the other, until the student presses the switch to make a selection. This module will show you that it's easier than it sounds



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