What is switch software?

Many children with special needs require software that is very simple to operate. The keyboard has many buttons and can be overwhelming for a child.
Switch software is a type of software program that is activated by only a few defined keystrokes and/or a mouse click. Usually, a switch is connected to a switch interface which is connected to the computer. Pressing the switch will emulate a keystroke or a mouse click. The most common type of switch is a very large button that can take quite a bit of abuse. There are many types of switches on the market appropriate for various forms of disabilities.
Switches and switch interfaces can be purchased from a number of commercial vendors.

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