Gumballs & Jumbos
Assistive switches like the adaptive Gumball switch and Jumbo switch can help people with limited targeting, poor motor skills and other special needs to operate adapted toys, communication devices, and more with ease and comfort. They require little pressure, and they have a wide activation surface. Learn a little more about these switches below before you choose one for your loved one.
Gumball SwitchesSKU #782WRecognized for their high quality and dependability, these best-selling switches feature a 2½” activation surface. To view accessories for this item click accessories tab below. Item #782R is also available at a discounted price if you order it as part of our Switch Special Offer - #736W$53.95 – $215.95
Mini-Gumball SwitchSKU #783WA smaller version of our best-selling Gumball Switches, the “minis” share the same incomparable tactile and auditory feedback, versatility and durability. Item #783R is also available at a discounted price if you order it as part of our Switch Special Offer - #736W$51.95 – $203.95
Gumball and Jumbo Switches for Sale Online
The Gumball and Jumbo switch for the disabled is available online, and it’s essentially used for device activation. With a surface that’s between 2 1/2 to 5 inches in diameter, they provide a large surface for the user to touch. These switches come in a variety of designs. For instance, some have glitter that draws children’s attention. You can also get textured tops that improve tactile feedback.
Gumball switches may be connected to anything that supports special accessibility devices for people with special needs. Compatible devices include toys, remote controls for some TVs, and communication devices.
Some Jumbo switches also come with light, music and vibration. Anyone with limited target ability can use these brightly colored switches to control devices at home and school.
How Gumball and Jumbo Switches Work to Help Those With Disabilities
The Gumball and Jumbo Switches made by Enabling Devices meet the needs of children and adults who have a disability that makes it difficult for them to use the small controls on most gadgets and appliances. These devices can be used to:
- Operate adapted battery-operated toys
- Activate switch adapted communication devices
- Control adapted electronics such as Boom Boxes and CD Players
Tips for Choosing the Right Adaptive Gumball or Jumbo Switch
The process of choosing the most suitable combination of switches and equipment for your loved one can be slow and tedious. That’s why we’re offering the following tips to help you choose the best Gumball or Jumbo switch:
- Find out the amount of force needed to activate the switch.
- Make sure the person can apply the required activation force without experiencing pain, discomfort or fatigue.
- The question whether the person will be able to hit a very small target or a large one.
- Remember that switches with a wider activation surface are usually easier to use.
- Determine whether the user has difficulty perceiving feedback from the switch.
- Ensure that the switch works with the type of device the user wants to activate.
Check Our Online Store for Gumball or Jumbo Switches
We manufacture, personalize and stock a wide range of Gumball and Jumbo switches for individuals with special needs. Contact us now so that we can help you choose the best switch or personalize a switch for your loved ones or students.