Switch Accessible Boombox
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.
- 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.
- 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).