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AM489 HoneyBee Switch


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Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools, and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing, or other special needs!

Many individuals cannot operate traditional switches and buttons.  If you or a loved one have limited movement, check out the HoneyBee Switch.

The HoneyBee Switch is an “innovative, easy-to-use” switch that senses the proximity of a hand, finger, head, foot, etc.  To activate the HoneyBee Switch, the user simply places his or her hand, head, or other body part over the sensor window.  An audible tone will sound when there’s activation.

The switch is powered by a standard coin cell battery, which is readily available in many retail stores.  Under normal use and depending on the range setting, battery life can range from several months to several years.

Other features include:

  • The sensing range can be adjusted for any four distances, allowing for multiple positioning and access needs
  • Comes with device, CR2032 battery, 30-inch cord, and removable protective silicone cover
  • Can be plugged into any communication device, adapted toy, or computer interface

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I’d like to take a moment to thank InTRAC, the Indiana Telephone Relay Access Corporation for sponsoring our transcript today.  You can find out more about InTRAC at

That was your Accessibility Minute for this week! I’m Laura Medcalf with the INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads, in Indiana.

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