I was looking for an infrared remote control with a single large button which I could control with my foot in bed. It would simply operate the power to my TV. turn it off when I ready to sleep, on again in the morning. I thought about standard £10 programable remote control with all buttons programmed with the power ir so any contact with my foot should turn tv on or off, and I may well resort to that.
Anyway to the point, after much internet searching the only product was from disabled product specialist, GEWA. And it costs over £500, and you don't even get the buttons. It is essentially a £10 programable remote with 6 wires soldered to the circuit board and presented as 3.5mm sockets on a plastic case.
sum costs of parts, £20 or less
This is just one example of this shameful exploitation of disabled people and it costs us, charities and local authorities millions.
Hopefully a friend who is handy with a soldering iron will make me the same thing with a programable remote control and 3 nudge buttons from a fruit machine spares supplier.
other examples are these buttons at over £50
and this was a great example. An over bed table at Argos £65
same table at specialist disabled supplier £235