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Access Methods – Switch

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Access Methods – Switch

From Ace Centre Learning


  • Introductory level
  • Places available
  • On-demand
  • Take this course online

Included in course bundles:

  • Access Methods (I) Bundle Discount

    This bundle gives a discount on all five self-directed, introductory β€˜Access Methods’ courses; five for the price of four.

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Learn about switch control as an access method. This course will introduce you to the different types of switches available and how these can be used to independently control a range of activities. This is a self-directed online study course. You can work through the activities in your own time, and it will be available for 3 months.

Course aim:

To introduce switch control as an access method and consider what and how it can be used.

You will learn:

  • To recognise a switch and what it can be used for
  • To identify different types of switches
  • To recognise different ways that switches can be used and activities they can control
  • The skills required to use a switch and how to teach them

Course includes:

Interactive online activities, videos and signposting to further information.

Suitable for:

Anyone wanting to learn more about alternative access methods that may enable independent control of activities for people with physical disabilities. This online course will enable you to work towards the following:

IPAACKS competencies:

Identifying Needs

  • Aware of the role that technology can play in supporting education and participation


  • Knowledge of a range of different access methods
  • Aware of the underpinning knowledge required by the person using AT

Facilitating Learning

  • Aware of what AT is and that it can help people who have access and learning support needs

Special requirements:

You will be required to use one of the following web browsers: Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Safari.

Cost: Β£30

*All times shown are given in the UK timezone, on the date the course is run.

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Course type


Exploring access and control of technology using adaptations to standard equipment.

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