I designed my first program for switch users back in 1999 / 2000. I had attended a meeting where we discussed the possibility of creating ‘PMLD’ software that could run online and delivered through the Northern Grid for Learning web site. The result was SENSwitcher. 140 activities that could be operated with a switch, touch-screen or pointing device that could be configured to allow for specific student colour preferences, tracking speeds and more.
The program has been incredibly successful and I would argue led the way for programs such as Big Bang and others. I wrote a short teaching and assessment document to use alongside the program and I still see this being used in schools as the basis of their own assessment systems. Despite the huge advances in technology since those early days, Senswitcher still works fine through a browser on the PC and Mac. It’s still free… why not take a look?