Month: June 2015

Switch Accessible Cameras – 100 Camera Project Update

Inspiring change with switch accessible cameras

Image of the Switch Accessible Camera Interface produced by Excitim

Sometime ago we introduced switch accessible cameras to our site and told you about the 100 Camera project by The Shooting Beauty Team. They were on a mission to bring 100 switch accessible cameras to 100 people with different disabilities.

Photography is an art loved by many and before switch accessible cameras, people with disabilities couldn’t partake.

Luckily with the likes of the 100 Cameras project, it’s brought awareness and opportunity for change.  It was their mission to reach $10,000 and we’re glad to say that they reached it and have surpassed their target– they’ve currently raised $11,580!

‘With cameras in hand, the project photographers are given the chance to overcome invisibility and tell the stories of their lives- their struggles, their accomplishments, their loves, losses and simply what they think is beautiful- through their eyes alone. No one else’s.’  Courtney Bent

It’s wonderful to see that so many people and organisations have got involved and helped to bring switch accessible cameras to the forefront of technology- we loved contributing too.

Their 100 Cameras’ Facebook page is an inspiring read.

Get your switch accessible camera and inspire the world through your lens

Now we can help you and your family indulge in the art of photography with our switch accessible cameras.  Based on the high specification Canon PowerShot A2600, our switch accessible cameras includes all you need to start your photography journey.

One of our customers from Canada who got the switch accessible camera for Christmas, emailed us to provide her great feedback. We sure do love happy customers!

Switch Accessible Camera

Find out more about having a switch accessible camera.

We would love to know if you use switch accessible cameras and how they’ve improved your life.

Switch Adapted Toys – The Minions are taking over the world!

Announcing the Minion movie & our new switch adapted toy Minion

We’ve got a lot of love for Minions, so much so we’ve added three new Minions to our switch adapted toys section.  We’ve not been able to get enough of these little critters since Despicable Me 1 and 2.  When we heard about them starring in their very own movie, we thought it was a great idea to release our new switch adapted toy Minions, Bob, Stewart, Kevin.

 New Minions added to our switch adapted toy section

Image of Minions Kevin, Stuart and Bob from the new Minion film.
Minion brothers Kevin, Stuart and Bob

Minion Stuart is the big brother and the leader in the Minions movies.  He’s bananas mad and loves to tell just how much.

Minion Stuart, is the middle brother and a wannabe rock star and of course a rebel! He comes with a working guitar so you can help him reach his  star potential.

Minion Bob is the little brother and the minion that falls in love with everyone. We’ve certainly fallen in love with him.

All thee Minions are switch adapted and  wonderfully interactive. They include sayings from the movie, songs and funny noises which the Minions are known for.

Minion Movie Announced

We’re on the edge of our seats waiting for July 10th 2015 when the new Minion movie comes out on the big screen. The three little mischievous Minions: Stuart, Bob and Kevin are recruited by villain aptly named Scarlet OverKill, voiced by Sandra Bullock to take over the world, but we wander if they have plans of their own… It is their film after all!

It’s our aim to provide all children with the right to play and have fun.  With our range of switch adapted toys, we hope to ignite their imagination and encourage their potential.

We’d love to know what you think of our switch adapted toy Minions and the new movie when it’s out. Please come back and let us know your thoughts.

Make learning fun with Switch Adapted Toys & Sensory play

Featuring our switch adapted and sensory toys to aid learning

Switch adapted toys and toys that involve sensory play help children to assimilate the world around them.  Making sense of the world is an enormous task for children and even more so for disabled children.  How children make sense of the world eventually will affect how they relate to those around them.

  “Play develops creativity, intellectual competence, emotional strength and stability, and feelings of joy and pleasure.  The habit of being happy”. Piers and Landau

Switch Adapted Toys: Little Miss Chatterbox helps to reinforce learning

Image of a switch adapted toys: Little Miss-Chatterbox
Switch Adapted Toys: Miss-Chatterbox

Little Miss Chatterbox is one of our unique switch adapted toys for disabled children.  She’s ideal if you’re trying to help your child remember essentials such as counting, days of the week and spelling.

Press her hand and get your child to record their 10 second message, her hand will stay red whilst she’s recording.

Repetition is a great technique to teach your child effectively and this switch adapted toy will aid their learning, making it fun and interactive in the process.

Find out more about the switch adapted toy Little Miss Chatterbox.

Sensory Play Toys: Mr Bump engages children

Encouraging our children to use most if not all of their 5 senses during play, enables them to become active learners. Sensory play helps children to develop their emotional, physical and social skills further.

Image of sensory plush toy: Mr-Bump
Sensory Plush Toys: Mr-Bump

Sensory play helps children to create meaning from their experiences and has been linked to cognitive, social and emotional development.

Our sensory toy Mr Bump is made out of plush velvet so it’s lovely to touch, and makes funny crashing noises should he be dropped.

This sensory toy allows the child to have control over what they’re doing and keeps them engaged in something that they find fun.

If you like the sound of Mr Bump then find out more about him. How do your children learn best?