Switch Accessible Boombox

Product Type: 
Device modifier
Manufacturer Name: 
Approximate Cost: $29.00

Product Description: 

Switch Accessible Boombox is a Windows-based program developed specifically for students with special needs that allows a user to utilize a virtual stereo (boombox). The program allows users to play their favorite songs or video clips through the boombox.

Main Features: 

  • Skills introduced: Choice Making.
  • The buttons on the boombox are pressed using one switch with timed scanning, two switches with step scanning or directly pressing them with a touch window or mouse.
  • Optionally, auditory scanning of the buttons can be turned on.
  • Can be used as a very basic single switch Cause & Effect program. Pressing the switch will stop and start the music.
  • Can play movie clips.
  • Supported song formats are MP3, WMA (Windows Media Audio), WAV (Wave Files), and MID (Midi Files).
  • Valid movie formats are MPG, WMV, and AVI.
  • Optionally, speech synthesis (included with the program) will read the title of the song or movie clip before it is played.
  • The buttons that appear on the screen (play, skip, raise volume) can either be displayed as words or pictures.
  • Buttons can be removed from the boombox in order to simplify the choices.
  • The color of the boombox can be changed.
  • Users can customize the auditory narration of the buttons to a foreign language.

Primary Specifications: 

  • Windows Versions: Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP.
  • 40 MB Hard Disk Space.

Options & Accessories: 

Available in these configurations:

  • CD (can be installed on one computer at a time).
  • Download (can be installed on one computer at a time). 
  • Classroom License CD (can be installed on an unlimited number of computers as long as they are in the same physical classroom).

More Information: 

See Manufacturer's website.