Last week we had the opportunity to participate in the Special Effects Roadshow event organised by staff at the William Merritt Centre, Leeds.

We took lots of equipment with us including a switch accessible music set-up based on the iPod, a Bose SoundDock II and a switch adapted Domino infra-red controller that I’d programmed with the main iPod commands.

IMHO the iPod / Bose SoundDock combination works extremely well together (check the reviews on Amazon etc.) and when paired with a Domino infra-red controller, it opens up the possibility for assistive technology users to access music on and iPod or iPhone.

Although, lots of people still like the simple CD Boombox systems it is becoming more difficult to find them with IR remotes. These days more people access their music through their phones, or iPads. What’s needed is a system that gives switch access to a music library loaded to an iOS device. The iSwitch and APPlicator do that and much more. Get in touch to discuss how these could help you solve your music access issues.