The Adapted Sony CD Walkman, model 331, is a portable adapted compact disc player designed for use by children and adults with severe physical, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. Pushing a connected switch (not included) causes the CD to play; pushing the switch again causes the CD to stop. This player includes ear clip headphones. POWER: Uses two AA batteries (not included). DIMENSIONS: 5 inches in diameter. WEIGHT: 0.75 pounds.
Adapted Two Switch iHome is designed for use by individuals with upper extremity or neurological disabilities. The play/pause and track advance features of the iHome speaker dock for the iPod and iPhone has been adapted to allow the user to turn their iPod music on and off and scan through songs with the simple touch of two switches. This device is only compatible with a 30 pin dock connector. POWER: Requires 3 AAA Batteries. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 6½"W x 4"H x 8"D. WEIGHT: Weight: 1 1/2 lbs. COLOR
The AM/FM Radio is an adapted radio designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. Adapted to be turned on and off using a single switch, this radio provides extremely clear reception and good quality sound output. A 1/8th-inch jack built into the body accepts any single switch with a 1/8th-inch plug (switch not included). A carrying strap is included. POWER: Uses two double-A batteries (not included).
Aud A Level, models 1102 & 1100, are audible recording level indicators designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The devices connect to the monitor jack of recording equipment. A small speaker produces a tone if the volume level of the recording exceeds the proper level. Pitch of tone is proportional to the degree volume exceeds proper level; varying pitch level allows rapid adjustment of equipment. Time can be read to 2 second accuracy for broadcast and other precis
The AUSION is an innovative electronic mobility and travel aid designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. AUSION enables people with visual disabilities to move around indoors and outdoors with confidence and least assistance. The device uses ultrasound waves and translates them into sound information that can be heard via the headset by the user. By interpreting these audible sounds, the user is able to virtually recreate the environment. AUSION detects overhanging obstac
Bluetooth iHome is designed for use by individuals with fine motor, grasping and neurological disabilities. This device is equipped for wireless audio streaming. It works with any Bluetooth enabled device to allow listening to music and audio programs. It has been adapted with six 2 1/2" switches to control tracks forward and backward, increase and decrease the volume, pause and turn the device on/off. The iHome features a dynamic speaker for full range of sounds, dual alarm clocks, backlight LC
The BookSense XT, model T50XT, is a digital talking book player, voice output electronic book reader, and digital recorder designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has more storage than BookSense (see separate entry), and it includes several additional features such as an FM radio with up to 6 channel presets and Bluetooth. It can play a wide range of audio formats and read a wide range of text formats. Support media file types include DAISY, NLS, RFB&D, Bo
The Braille Wave Music System Remote is a Braille remote for music system designed for use by individuals with blindness or low vision. This full-function remote control is designed for use with the Bose Wave music system or Wave music system – SoundLink. All buttons on this larger-sized remote include Braille characters embossed over printed visual symbols,. COLOR: Platinum white.
The Cassette Recorder is an adapted tape recorder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This full-function Panasonic tape recorder/player is adapted for single-switch use (switch not included). This device can be used with or without a switch and includes a 1/8th-inch jack. POWER: Uses four C batteries (not included)
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable an individual with cerebral palsy to load and unload a CD-ROM disc from a computer. A suction cup was fixed to one end of a section of plastic tubing. Using the tube as a handle, the user presses the suction cup onto the CD while it is still in its case. Lifts the disk from the case, and guides it into the CD-ROM drive of the computer. Once the disk is in the drive, the user gently presses down on the CD while pulling up on the tube handle to remove the too
The CD Walkman, model 342, is a portable adapted compact disc player designed for use by children and adults with severe physical, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. Pushing a connected switch (not included) causes the CD to play; pushing the switch again turns the CD player off. This player is equipped with DBBS (dynamic base boost system), an AM/FM radio (the radio function is not switch-adapted) and a strong polycarbonate body. POWER: Uses two double-A batt
The CHORUS Universal Receiver is a personal amplification and receiver system for FM, infrared, induction loop, radio, direct audio input, and microphone input for individuals with a hearing impairment. CHORUS works with almost any make or model transmitter including its own line of FM, infrared and loop system transmitters. It may be used almost anywhere (in the home, movies, theater, places of worship, meetings) with almost any type of transmitter that might be in place. There are also persona
The CTJ Adjustable Floor Stand is a mobile laptop/notebook computer or communication aid support designed for use by individuals with comunication disabilities, neurological disabilities, or spinal cord injury. This floor stand can accommodate almost any type of communication device or notebook computer. Its height-adjustable steel arm is supported by a carbon steel wheelbase with three swivel caster wheels for use on smooth surfaces and two locking casters to maintain the desired position. The
Provides personalized listening with independent volume control for all radio and television sets (including color). May also be fitted for bone conduction if required, at additional charge. Suitable for the average hard-of-hearing individual. Hard-wired. Kit comes with control unit, earphone receiver with fitting tip and cord, isolation transformer and instructions. Size: 3 by 3 by 2 inches.
Hook iPod Switch Access is designed to let the user gain simple to advanced control of their music playlist with an auditory menu of functions that can be controlled by a switch. Hook is preconfigured in single switch mode to play/pause, skip forward and back, and adjust volume. It can also be changed to a basic play/pause mode for simpler operation. Hook also supports a dual-switch mode for faster access through the auditory menu prompts.
The Infrared Transmitter is an infrared personal amplification system designed for use by individuals who are hard of hearing. This system can be used for television or music listening, at home or in motor vehicles. For stereo operation, the system connects directly to a TV, VCR, or DVD equipped with standard RCA audio output jacks. The system features a Sound Clarity wireless infrared transmitter, a power source and RCA cables. The Infrared Transmitter is intended to be used with the Able Plane
The Insignia Narrator Advanced HD Radio with Radio Reader Service, Model NS-CLHD01, is a portable AM, FM and HD radio with voice output controls and reading service receiver designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. As the user presses the buttons that control the radio, voice announcements guide the user and state the options available at each stage. Radio station information, time and settings are all assisted by vocal cues. The user can access a radio reading service b
The ITR-100A HD Radio is an AM, FM and HD radio with voice output controls and reading service receiver designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. As the user presses the buttons that control the radio, voice announcements guide the user and state the options available at each stage. Radio station information, time and settings are all assisted by vocal cues. The user can access a radio reading service by registering the radio's serial number with a local reading service p
Can be used with Dixon TV/Radio Hearing Aid so can hear television amplification in both ears. This model expands by tension. Has fitting attachment to fit all type earmolds/or hearing aids.
The Kapten Plus is a voice input and output navigation system designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The system uses GPS (global positioning satellite) to identify locations, speech synthesis to announce the location to the user, and voice recognition from Nuance to provide the user with a voice input interface to request information on the current location and to request directions. The Kapten Plus can provide audible directions to get to specific locations by foot, b
The Microloop and Microloop FM are small, portable induction loop amplification systems designed for TV viewing, classrooms, meetings, and automobiles (with optional auto kit). These units will connect to existing public address systems. Microloop is compatible with all "T" switch equipped hearing aids, cochlear implants, vibro-tactile devices, and induction receivers. MICROLOOP FEATURES: clip-on microphone with 10 ft. cord; ability to connect two microphones; volume and tone controls; automatic
Mini Four-Position Stereo Jack Box is equipment with 4 outputs designed to be used in a classroom with students with special or unique needs. It allows for up to four students to work with plenty of room on the table for notebooks and other supplies. The rugged ABS plastic casing comes in vibrant red, yellow, or blue. Silver-plated contacts prevent crackling noise when connecting to other jack boxes and are moisture resistant. Skid-resistant pads keep it in place when bumped or knocked. Individu
The Modified Sony ICF-36 is a subsidiary communications (subcarrier) radio designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision to receive subsidiary communication service (SCS) broadcasts. This modified radio provides FM radio and SCS subcarrier bands, as well as VHF TV audio and audio captioning for the blind (secondary audio programming or SAP). It is a medium size radio modified with an Elf-2 adapter and a switch to go from regular radio or TV to the special band, plus a control
The Moshi Voice Controlled Digital Clock Radio is a voice input and voice output digital clock radio designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. When programmed, the clock responds to voice commands to turn the alarm on and off, activate the snooze button, or turn on the radio. Other voice commands include current time and date. Features include a stereo sound system, dual alarms, auxiliary input to play MP3 player, and six pre-selected radio stations. The clock radio come
The Oticon LA35-4M is a large area induction loop amplifier which covers up to 4500 sq. feet. It is equipped with a built-in mixer which enables up to four mic/line inputs to be connected at one time. Separate bass and sensitivity adjustments for each input. An additional line in/out connector for tape player, radio, TV, etc. is provided. Other amplifier features include automatic gain control for consistent field strength, active loop equalizer to compensate for high frequency losses, and loop
Induction loop system. Provides user with hearing aid disturbance free listening from a TV set. Sound reception is improved due to elimination of poor room acoustics. Does not entirely exclude background sounds, but reduces the sound level. Outside sounds can still be heard. May be used with any television set and with transmission up to 30 feet away. Plug into standard 110 volt wall outlet and run single wire under carpet or along baseboard.
The Oticon MLA-3X is a small area induction loop amplification system which covers up to 600 sq. ft. It comes with one microphone and all parts for installation. The unit is equipped with two additional inputs for direct coupling to the TV, radio, tape player, etc. The unit is portable and can be powered from any 12 volt source. Special counter installation kits (for providing access at sales/service locations) is also available.
The Oticon TM11 is a pocket-type telecoil receiver designed for use with induction loop systems. Receiver operates like a hearing aid in the T-coil position and must be placed in a vertical position (perpendicular to the loop). The unit is equipped with a clip for secure placement. Can be used with ear-loop on left or right ear. Optional stethoscope is available for binaural listening.
The Oticon TM401 is a hand-held telecoil receiver designed for use with induction loop systems. Receiver operates like a hearing aid in the T-coil position and must be placed in a vertical position (perpendicular to the loop. Optional wall bracket which holds four receivers is available at an additional charge.
The Portable CD Player with Radio, model 3414, is a portable adapted compact disc player and radio designed for use by children and adults with severe physical, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. This CD player with AM/FM radio has been adapted so the user can play a CD or activate the radio with a capability switch (not included). The unit has two jacks for the capability switch - one to play the radio and one to play a CD. The radio function requires continuou
AM or AM/FM radio adapted to operate by remote control switch. Accepts variety of switches.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Radio mounted in the dashboard directly behind the steering wheel so it is more easily reached and the driver need not glance away from the road while driving. Describes a dealer-installed pushbutton radio intended for a driver with limited range of motion. Includes photograph. COMMENTS: For further information contact the developer, Donald J. Winge, 110 Cherry ## 110, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201. SKILLS REQUIRED: Electronics. AUTHOR: Gugerty, J J;
The Radio Controlled Car, model 341, is radio controlled toy police vehicle designed to provide fun multi-sensory stimulation with its range of motion, flashing lights, and 2 siren sounds. The wireless controller will accept any Toys for Special Children capability switch (see separate entries). When the capability switch is pressed, the car spins in place. When the car is pointed in the desired direction, the switch is released to stop the spin. A second press and the switch activates the toy
Am induction loop amplification system. System consists of LPB model AM- 5CL AM transmitter, 300 feet of special radiating cable antenna with connectors installed, and a cable terminating unit. Antenna is placed around the room. Transmitter plugs into existing PA system. System uses AM broadcast band; uses standard AM pocket radios as receivers.
RadioOrpheus is an adapted radio designed for use by individuals who are hard of hearing. This receiver offers channel scanning to cover the extended assisted listening and commerical FM band from 72.0 to 108.0 in stereo. This radio can be set to the user's personal preferences and preferred volume, with headphones that the user finds most comfortable to use. This receiver will works with assisted listening device (ALD) wideband systems and is compatible with looped telecoils and some cochlear i
The Rugged Radio/Cassette Player is an adapted radio and adapted cassette player designed for use by individuals with severe physical or upper extremity disabilities. The combination radio and cassette player are built in to a strong wooden box that can be clamped to a table. The box is equipped with a large, touch-sensitive switch; one tap turns the unit on and a second tap turns it off. DIMENSIONS: 13 x 9 x 12 inches.
The Satellite III is an audio loop amplification system designed for use by individuals with hearing disabilities. Designed for use in public facilities, such as theaters and places of worship, this system connects to the audio line level output of most sound systems and can cover 300 seats per system in use. The system is compatible with all telecoil-equipped hearing aids and cochlear implants. The loop wire is placed around the listening area to transmit and amplify speech signals to the telec
Sero (formerly iBlink Radio) is an application for visually impaired or partially sighted users to use with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Features radio stations, podcasts, and reading services of special interest to blind and visually impaired users, as well as their family, friends, and caregivers and those wanting to know what life if like without eyesight.
The Sing-Along Cassette Player, model 5, is a switch operated cassette player / recorder designed for use by children with upper extremity or severe physical disabilities. This player/recorder has a microphone that allows young vocalists to be amplified as they sing along with songs as they are played. It can be used with or without a switch, but for continuous play, a latch/timer switch is required. POWER: Uses 4 C batteries. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 9.75 x 1.5 x 10 inches.
Sleep Pillow is an app that plays a handful of different white noise and calming sound options, including waves, thunderstorm, and a crackling fire. It also a metronome option for use during Occupational Therapy sessions. Sleep Pillow can be used as a calming auditory backdrop in the classroom, therapy room, or at home.
The Small Boom Box, model 375, is an adapted radio designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This AM/FM boom box style radio is adapted for use with a single switch (not included). POWER: Uses four double-A batteries (not included). DIMENSIONS: 8 x 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
The Stereo Headphones with Ear Cushions and Volume Control are headphones designed for use by hard of hearing individuals to serve entertainment purposes. These lightweight, fully adjustable stereo headphones feature leather-like ear cushions that sit on top of the ear, a standard 3.5 millimeter plug, and a volume control. User can use these headphones with APH technology products, such as Orion Calculators, Book Port Plus, Book Port DT, Joy Player, and others.
Superadio III is a subcarrier radio designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This FM radio is modified to receive subsidiary communication service (SCS) programs, including special programming for the blind, broadcast under the Subsidiary Communications Authorization (SCA), a provision of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules that allows FM radio stations to transmit multiple channels of audio using the same frequency. Programs for the blind may include readings
The Superloop PRO III is an audio loop amplification system designed for use by individuals with hearing disabilities. Designed to be used in public facilities that do not have a public address system, this standalone signal processing system can cover areas with a perimeter extending up to 325 feet. Larger areas may be covered by connecting Satellite III (see separate entry) systems to the Superloop PRO III. A built-in mixer accepts up to six microphones and two line level inputs (microphones n
The Switch-Adapted DVD Player, model H-35, is an an adapted DVD player designed for use by individuals with fine motor, neurological, or upper extremity disabilities. The portable unit has a laptop mode and a tablet mode, and plays DVDs, audio CDs, and picture CDs. The remote is adapted with switch inputs for play/pause, rewind, and fast forward. Rewind and fast forward cycle through gradations from 2X to 32X with each switch press. The unit has a volume control and three headphone jacks. The po
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Modification to the tape deck switches for ease of use by someone with out good finger control. The mode switch was redesigned to make selection easier by increasing the size and shape of the switch and decreasing the amount of force required to turn it on. The record button was modified by a spring steel push bar eliminating precise finger dexterity. Includes drawings. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. AUTHOR: Bob Warren, UCP of Akron, 318 Water Street,
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Allows a person with limited finger strength to actuate tape recorder control buttons. Commercially available tape recorder is placed into a wooden unit which has custom positioned levers and/or sliding arms. Two versions are shown in photographs. Concepts can be applied to other models of tape recorders. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Gugerty, J.; Tindall, L. TITLE: Tools, Equipment & Machinery Adapted for the Vocational Education & Emp
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Base and sliding extended lever adaptation for a small (approximately 1 1/2 by 7 by 4 1/ 2 inches: minisette-9 tape recorder from Radio Shack) tape recorder to allow its use by a person with limited hand function. The recorder is fastened to a jig made of aluminum, plastic or wood with rubber feet to keep it from moving around. A clear plastic lever is attached to a rod with a teflon block, and this slides along a rod suspended fron the jig with angle
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Independent operation of a portable tape recorder by a person with no upper extremity use. Example described is for a person with bilateral upper extremity amputation. Attach a tape recorder to a camera shoulder strap, so recorder can be worn over the shoulder. mount a microphone on the shoulder strap, positioned close to the individuals mouth. Mount a switch on the shoulder strap, positioned where it can be turned on and off by the individual's chin.
The Tape Recorder with Latch/Timer, model 390X, is an adapted tape recorder designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities. This tape recorder offers built-in options for switch activation to record or play cassette tapes. In switch mode, the user touches the external switch (not included) to play. In the latch mode, the user touches the switch and the tape recorder remains activated until the switch is touched again. In the timer mode, the timer is set for one to twenty secon
The True Fidelity Infrared Wireless Headphones, model IR200, is a headphone set for infrared (IR) amplification system designed for use by individuals who are hard of hearing. It is designed for use with the Infrared Transmitter from AblePlanet, Inc. (see separate entry). The headphones can be used to listen to home stereo and theater systems, televisions or automobile stereos. The headphones include a lightweight adjustable headband and full size swiveling ear piece with foam ear cushions. The
The UniVox DLS-50 Domestic Loop System is a loop amplification system designed for use by individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. By enabling a hearing aid equipped with a telecoil (or t-coil) to function as an in-the-ear loudspeaker, this home loop system helps the user to hear television, radio, telephone, and voices despite ambient noise. The system has a small, thin amplifier, accompanied by a thin Loop Pad that slips under a chair, and/or a long wire loop that covers up to 600 square f
The Victor Reader Stream is a handheld media player for the blind or visually impaired that is designed to plays DAISY books, MP3, MP4, EPUB, and many other media formats including 36,000 web radio stations, music, audiobooks, and more. Also features wireless capability and Text to Speech capability.
The Williams Sound Neckloop Induction Coil is an induction loop amplification system designed to be used in conjunction with hearing aids for individuals who are hard of hearing. The unit is designed to magnetically couple audio output from a listening system into a hearing aid equipped with a telephone coil. The device works with tape recorders, televisions, or any device having an 8-16 OHM audio output through a 3.5 millimeter (mm) jack. The user places the loop over the head and around the ne