With a switch interfaced Playstation, people of absolutely all abilities can control Music CDs, create music/vibrations and of course, play games. The Playstation 2 gives control over DVDs, as well as 95% compatibility with the original Playstation.
These instructions should help you get to grips with this technology. Hopefully you will gain ideas on how to offer more control and fun opportunities to people with severe disabilities. Give yourself time to learn, and don't be afraid to experiment. You won't break anything by pressing buttons!
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By using attachable adapters to your Playstation controller, you can use switches on many other games consoles and computers, such as the Atari 2600, PCs, Macs and Dreamcasts. Link: Playstation adapters.
You can control the Mouse, Joystick and Keyboard functions of a PC using the Playstation Switch Interface. To do this, you will need the additional two things:
a) Playstation to PC USB Adapter - Allows you to connect any Playstation controller into a PC.
b) Joy to Key - Keyboard and Mouse software emulator for joysticks.
Please contact me if you have any problems. Download a PDF copy of the Playstation Switch Interface instructions here.