13th February, 2021

Switch Pong on Sensory Live!

Switch Pong is a highly accessible version of this classic tennis game. Table tennis, ping pong, paddle, tennis all feature batting the ball. Switch Pong allows the game to be controlled by touch/tap, pointing device, bluetooth access switches, external bluetooth keyboard, Microsoft Adaptive Controller or XBox Controller.

 

Click or tap the button and the app will launch filling the screen or window.

If the app fills the window, maximise the window to full screen and the app will run as full screen.

Press ESC key or click/tap the X button to close the app.

How to Use

This is a Ping Pong tennis game, where the first to 9 points wins the game. Switch Pong allows the game to be controlled by touch/tap, pointing device, bluetooth access switches, external bluetooth keyboard, Microsoft Adaptive Controller or XBox Controller.

This app can also be controlled using devices such as the AbleNet Blue2 MFI bluetooth switch or RJ Cooper bluetooth small switches (more options are available).

There is a demo mode, a bat practice mode, single player and double player options. There are settings to control the bat size, ball size and ball speed – you can also turn on or off the ping sounds.

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Install Sensory Apps on Chromebook, PC or Mac

Make sure your Windows PC, or Apple Mac has either the Google Chrome Browser or new Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser installed. Your Chromebook will already have the Chrome browser.

Click the app icon or this install link, which will open and launch the Sensory App in a new browser tab

Look for the “Install” button (+) that appears in the browser address bar. Press this install button and the installer pop-up will appear. See the examples screenshots below on Chrome and Edge.

You will find an app icon added to your desktop or programs list/folder. Clicking this app icon will launch the app full screen on your device.

Click here for installation videos and how to add the Sensory Web Apps to Android or iOS devices.

Switch Access and Adaptive XBox Controller

The Switch Pong activity screen can be controlled by an external keyboard and external bluetooth access switches, as well as by mouse/pointing device, XBox Controller, Microsoft Adaptive controller.

Switch Pong has modes to support a learner developing single and double access switch use. You can use a wide range of access switches and also the Microsoft Adaptive Controller/XBox controller, on most devices and computers. Switch Pong also responds to screen tap, mouse pointer device as well as external keyboard control (space, enter, 1, 2).

Switch Pong has settings for a single or two switches, and also settings for Tap to change direction and “Press Hold” to move and stop the paddles. Please note that not all switches have a “press and hold” function, but the Microsoft Adaptive Controller/ XBox Controller and a standard keyboard do have this capability.

You can also download the Sensory Apps on all main app stores, and the download links are here;

ios app store downloadGet it from Microsoft