Adapted Battery Operated Scissors 2023
a yellow button in an orange circle that says switch required (not included)

Adapted Battery Operated Scissors


Improved design! Our easy-to-use switch-adapted scissors make class participation and craft activities possible for even the most profoundly impaired.

Note: Base color will vary.

Weight: 1ÂĽ lbs.

Battery: 2 AA

Requires switch

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Warranty: 3 Months

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Empower Those With Disabilities With Our Adapted Scissors

Some adults and children with physical and mental disabilities have difficulty participating in activities of daily living (ADL). Luckily, there are many products and devices that can assist them with completing these routine tasks, including our switch-activated scissors. With battery-operated scissors, your child, patient or student can create art and participate in classroom activities with ease.

We believe that cognitive and movement disabilities shouldn’t inhibit individuals from engaging in everyday activities. That’s why at Enabling Devices, we create tools that help support enriching and enjoyable lifestyles.

Battery-Operated Scissors Features

These battery-operated scissors come equipped with a colorful base and a pair of functional blades. The base allows users with upper body mobility limitations to cut paper. Those who can use their upper extremities can use these scissors without the base unit.

Our switch-adapted scissors are easy to use and make craft activities and class participation possible for individuals with disabilities — simply activate your switch to cut through paper. These ADL scissors are easy to remove from their special mounting, making them seamless to install and detach.

These adapted scissors are easy to set up and use:

  1. Take the scissors out of the base.
  2. Put the batteries in the battery compartment. Pull the bottom handle of the scissors down to open this compartment.
  3. Place the scissors back into the base.
  4. Plug in a capability switch into the jack in the scissors. Make sure the connection is tight.
  5. Activate the switch to make the scissors cut. The scissors will be activated as long as the switch is — when you release the switch, the scissors will stop cutting.

Our adapted scissors are held into place with a fabric fastener strap and take two AA alkaline batteries. Our switch-activated scissors work with or without a switch and are compatible with any of our adapted switches for versatile use. Additional features include:

  • Added safety: A plastic safety guard protects the sharp blades for increased security.
  • Dual configurations: You can use the scissors with the base attached and the help of an aide or without the base for those who retain upper limb movement.
  • Easy operation: The scissors cut continuously as long as the switch is activated. They automatically stop once the user disengages the switch.
  • Comfortable grip: Our adaptive scissors feature a grip designed for maximum user comfort throughout the cutting process.
  • Suction-style base: We’ve added suction cups to the base for increased stability and ease of use.
  • Effortless cleaning: These scissors wipe clean easily with a soft cloth and nonabrasive multipurpose disinfectant or cleanser.

Benefits of Switch-Activated Scissors

ADL adaptive tools like our battery-operated scissors come with many valuable benefits that help improve the lives of the users. With adaptive scissors, individuals will be able to:

  • Exercise creativity: Users can cut various types of paper seamlessly with these scissors any way they want.
  • Perform activities with ease: Adaptive tools like our scissors bridge the gap between a user’s abilities and the actions they perform.
  • Learn real-life skills: When individuals learn how to use adaptive tools, they can apply those skills to their homes, schools and work environments.
  • Gain confidence: When people successfully perform new tasks, they become more confident in themselves.
  • Become more independent: Adaptive scissors help users to craft and cut paper with minimal assistance.

How Our Adapted Scissors Can Help

These battery-powered adaptive shears can help those with functional needs (commonly referred to as special needs) by:

  • Improving eye-hand coordination.
  • Enhancing bilateral coordination by involving both hands simultaneously.
  • Supporting self-expression and active involvement.
  • Making it easier for those with limited mobility to manipulate, grip and operate scissors.
  • Creating a calming, interactive experience.

Why Enabling Devices?

With many years of experience providing adaptive tools to people with disabilities, you can trust our high-quality products. At Enabling Devices, we’re dedicated to creating practical learning and communication devices for children and adults with disabilities. Our mission goes beyond our adapted devices to provide support, resources and services to help people with special needs unlock their potential and bring joy to their everyday lives.

There are many reasons to work with us:

  • We have the most extensive product line: Enabling Devices sells more adaptive product lines than many competitors.
  • We thoroughly test our products: Our team works closely with those with a disability to understand their needs and test our devices for their ability to meet challenges.
  • We’re a true partner: We’re more than a manufacturer and designer — explore our many support resources for valuable information, tips and ideas.

Buy Adapted Battery-Operated Scissors Today

Explore the selection at Enabling Devices for products that improve ADL for people with disabilities. Choose between our single-unit and three-pack options, and add the adapted scissors to your cart today. Contact us for more information about our products!

Note: Base color will vary.

Questions and answers of the customers

    What is the age range for this product
  1. Q What is the age range for this product
    Asked by Stella G Tijerina on September 26, 2022 7:27 pm

     4 to 5 years old and up with adult supervision for a child.

  2. Do the scissors cut through fabric?
  3. Q Do the scissors cut through fabric?
    Asked by Anonymous user on February 15, 2019 12:48 pm
    A No they are meant to be used on paper only.
  4. Could it cut through a full newspaper?
  5. Q Could it cut through a full newspaper?
    Asked by Anonymous user on October 9, 2018 1:30 pm
    A No, just a few sheets of paper at a time.
  6. Which exact switch is required? It would be helpful to click the Switch related circle above and automatically provide me with the required switch information....
  7. Q Which exact switch is required? It would be helpful to click the Switch related circle above and ...... Read more
    Asked by Anonymous user on November 28, 2017 8:37 am
    A Any of our switches will work with this device, there is no one switch fits all. The right switch choice depends on what the end user can and can't do. If you need help in picking a switch please call our tech dept. at 1-800-832-8697.