Switched on Communities – Network Day

Last Friday I had the opportunity to participate in a Network Day hosted by AbilityNet. The event was organised to celebrate the success of the Switch on Communities project and to share ideas and successes across the Community Partners.

Since the project started it has helped over 39,000 individuals with disabilities and special needs use adapted technology equipment to access a PC for work and pleasure, read and communicate with relatives and friends.

My contribution on the day involved showing some of our new assistive technology developments including the wireless switches as well as switch adapted toys

By way of a demo I set up a “disco” controlled by our new scanning-switch to control lasers, a mirror ball and music played through the laptop.

Unfortunately, no one felt like rushing to the dance floor …. too early in the day I think.

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