- Jul. 26, 2012 -
ROSEVILLE, Minn. – July 26, 2012 – AbleNet announced today the addition of the Candy Corn proximity sensor switch to its line of access solutions for persons with disabilities. Through the use of a proximity sensor, Candy Corn activates when a hand or other part of the body is within 10 millimeters of the switch. Proximity sensor technology allows users who do not have the ability to physically push down on a traditional switch, to use switch technology through small swipes with their hand or other part of the body. Candy Corn also provides auditory and visual feedback to the user to help them understand that the switch has been activated.
“We are very excited about our new Candy Corn proximity sensor switch because it provides a new method of access for users with physical disabilities,”
said Adam Wing, Vice President of Global Business. “We know that not everyone has the physical dexterity to activate a traditional switch and this lead to our development of the Candy Corn proximity switch. Users with significant physical disabilities now have another solution to help them gain independence and accomplish daily tasks like turning on a lamp with a PowerLink4 or communicating with their AAC device.”
Also launched today was the Jelly Beamer Snow wireless switch transmitter. Paired with one of AbleNet’s Original or SLAT wireless receiver, the Jelly Beamer Snow provides wireless switch access. Jelly Beamer Snow provides the same great switch access as the Jelly Beamer Twist Top, but with a fixed top and modern color scheme to better go with today’s devices like the iPad.
For more information on Candy Corn or Jelly Beamer Snow, visit http://www.ablenetinc.com
AbleNet is an international company and industry leader in providing educational and technical solutions to help children and adults with disabilities lead productive and fulfilled lives. This includes a complete line of communication aids for nonverbal individuals;
access aids, such as switches and wheelchair-mounting devices for people who require physical supports; and special education classroom curriculum and software that both enhance and help ensure learning progress. Our products are used in hundreds of thousands of homes, clinics and classrooms in the United States and across the globe. AbleNet is an ESOP company located in Roseville, Minnesota. For more information visit http://www.ablenetinc.com.