Switch protector plate for pathfinder communicator

Project  / Project number: 298 2004  /  Status:


The challenge

Switch protector plate for pathfinder communicatorThe ‘Pathfinder’ is one of the latest type of communicators. It is programmed by the school almost daily for use by the child at home. When placed in the bag supplied for transportation, one or more of the flush faced and touch sensitive switches on the control panel are often inadvertently activated resulting in the communicator being virtually useless in the evenings, weekends or holidays.

Protector plates, as shown) are made of 4mm polycarbon sheet and are fixed firmly to the communicator using double sided, self adhesive strip. All the Pathfinder communicators in the local school are now modified in this way.

Use of the Pathfinder is now trouble free and children no longer have to wait for a teacher to come and reprogramme it.