Switch accessible music system

Read what Kristina had to say about the system she purchased for her son on our Testimonials page:

“We spent ages trying to find a switch-adapted music system for our teenage lad as we’d only been able to use our existing switch system with the radio. Excitim’s switch-adapted Sony Boombox looked promising but we weren’t sure if it would work with a wireless switch. Mike was so helpful in testing things out for us before we committed to buying and always on hand when we had queries.

CD BoomboxMany thanks to Mike for all the extra effort he put in to help us find a solution – and it was all worth it. The sound quality is great and our lad loves being able to control his music himself from his bed. It has really helped his independence. Fantastic!”

Update March 2015: unfortunately this has become ‘old tech’ and many producers no longer feature them in their range. We now find it impossible to source high quality CD boomboxes with an infra-red remote for us to offer as a switch accessible system.

We can offer alternatives: get in touch through our Contact Us page if you would like to know more.

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Sensory musical toys

Searching for sensory musical toys? Here are some ideas.

Take a look at these two sensory musical toys; all are suitable for young children (3-5 years) who are blind, partially sighted or experience hearing difficulties. Based on the recommendations of the RNIB these toys will help develop your child’s sensory awareness by:

  • improving hand and eye co-ordination
  • learning about sound and pitch
  • entertainment and imagination

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The trumpet and drums are two of the musical toys available on our in Sensory Musical Toys section. As well as sensory plush and rattle toys we produce a wide range of award winning switch adapted and accessible toys for children aged 3 to 6 years, 6 to 10 years and 10 to teens.

Tolo-Boy-BandThe ultimate boy band …. hard at work making lots of music (well, more likely loud noise) but having fun.

Learn more about choosing sensory toys.

Contact us if you have questions.

Switch adapted CD Player

If music be the food of love play on … let’s switch play on.

On a regular basis we have had requests for a switch adapted CD player but until now we’ve had to disappoint everyone. Now, we’ll be telling everyone about the Sony CD player.

Sony CD Player with infra-red controller

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We selected the CFD-S35CP CD player from Sony because it gets great reviews on Amazon. It’s been adapted by programming the “play/pause” and “on/off” commands into an infra-red controller similar to the one we use for the Tolo train set.

Two switches give user the possibility to turn the player “on” or “off” as well as “play” and “pause” a music CD.

Like the switch adapted digital camera I blogged about recently, this CD player does not have any “invasive holes” drilled into the player so nothing we do to it compromises Sony’s product guarantee.

Get in touch if you have questions about switch accessible music systems using our Contact Us page.