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A combination of kinesthetic and/or audible feedback can make a large difference to a pupil's success with a particular switch. Imagine it yourself - if you do something but can't hear or feel the results how to do you feel after you've done it? We're designed to feel, see or hear the consequences of our physical actions immediately and so you might need to consider this when assessing switch access.

Most switches offer audible feedback in the form of a clicking noise and tactile feedback in the form of resistance then movement. Although the amount of feedback varies from one switch type to another, the Pal Pad offers neither audible nor tactile feedback. In this case you need to ensure that your switch activity (environmental control, computer-based switch activity etc.) is working first time and will happen immediately on switch activation.

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