UK-based RSLSteeper makes assistive technology for use in the classroom and at home, for all age groups and a wide variety of needs. It has recently released the “pererro,” which provides switch access to iOS devices for those with fine- and gross-motor control issues.
At 30 × 28 × 9 mm, the pererro is roughly the size of Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit and attaches to an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch via a 30-pin connection. It features a standard 3.5mm mono jack socket, so it can accomodate a variety of switches, including the popular Big Red Twist Switch. RSLSteeper also notes that the pererro also works with “almost any VoiceOver-enabled app.”
Switch interfaces let users with motor impairments use devices like the iPad for communication, work and fun. I could not find pricing information on the pererro, but RSLSteeper asks interested parties to email or call with questions.
New pererro device for iOS offers switch access to the disabled originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.