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Toy Adaptation Workshops

RePlay for Kids volunteers provide the following free adaptation services to agencies that work with kids with disabilities::

  • Adapt mainstream, battery-powered toys with external switches so that children with disabilities can use them.

To see the examples of the types of toys we adapt click here

View the RePlay Toy Adaptation Tutorial:   Click here to view

View the RePlay Toy Adaptation Tip Sheet:  Click here to view

In these workshops, volunteers adapt mainstream, battery-operated toys by placing a switch cable in parallel with the original switch, allowing the toy to be operated by a variety of alternative switches that could be plugged into the cable.

Adapting a toy at a workshop

Volunteers with adapted toys


RePlay for Kids does not provide warranties for the repaired or modified devices.  RePlay for Kids uses standard engineering practices to repair and modify devices.  However, repairs and modifications made by RePlay for Kids will most likely void any existing warranties on the device. It is the responsibility of the supplying organization to ensure that the devices are used in the proper manner and with proper supervision.  RePlay for Kids volunteers will NOT repair or modify any AC powered device, medical equipment, wheelchairs, or other mobility devices.


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