Having access to the latest and greatest mobile device is a desire for many in the world, but can present a challenge if one does not have the ability to use their hands to touch the screen. A Bluetooth switch interface can be the answer for many and can allow one to control a particular program or the entire device with just one switch (i.e. sip/puff, eye blink, foot, knee, and fist activated switches).
For this post, I thought it would be helpful, for those in pursuit of such tech, to have an quick overview of four of these interfaces, all of which are compatible with iOS7 Switch Control . We have had good experiences with each of these devices and have all but the Tecla Shield DOS in our inventory.
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Although IPAT’s Super Switch is an older version, it paired easily with the iPad, was compatible with the camera, music, iBooks, and all switch enabled apps. I was able to do step scanning in some switch enabled apps (i.e. Sounding Board from Ablenet), but could not do it with the iOS7 controls. According to Mr. Cooper, the new version allows for step scanning with iOS7 Switch Access.
For more information, you can check out the videos on the Komodo Open Lab You Tube Channel.
In closing, I thought I would leave you with this blog post from Tecla regarding 9 surprising things that can be done with an iPhone or iPad by people who are quadriplegic. Although it refers to the Tecla Shield, the concept applies to all Bluetooth switch interfaces.