Device Details

Access switches are used by people with disabilities who have limited mobility and hand functions. They provide alternative inputs to control assistive technologies they otherwise may have difficulties operating such as computers, environmental controls, and communication aids.

In this guide, switch users and their caretakers can customize the shape of a switch to better suit the user’s hand. With a more contoured shape, users can grip the switches more securely and position it wherever on their hand.

Materials required:

  • Switch assembly
  • Instamorph or moldable plastic pellets
  • Heatproof container
  • Hot water
  • Spoon
  • Towel
  • Thermometer (optional)

Original design by Bill Binko at ATMakers