Getting Started With Mobile Devices for Special Needs

Accessories & Safety: A step by step guide to preparing and protecting a mobile device

Beginner 4.1(51 Ratings) 6,669 Students enrolled
Created by BridgingApps - Last updated 10/2015 English ["English"]
What will i learn?
  • Be familiar with accessory options available for a mobile device that can assist a user’s individual needs
  • Identify strategies for determining which accessories can address needs of accessing a device, using a device for communication or as an educational tool

Curriculum for this course
38 Lectures 01:21:44
The Nitty Gritty and Course Overview
2 Lectures 00:04:01
  • Introduction 00:03:23
  • Practice Activity 00:00:38
  • Getting Started Quiz - Practice Activity 2 questions
  • Start Where You Are 00:00:53
  • Defining Key Terms & Self Assessment 00:00:34
  • Why do we focus on mobile devices and apps for people who have disabilities? 00:02:16
  • Getting Started With Mobile Devices for Special Needs 00:01:48
  • What Kind of Devices are Available? 00:00:14
  • Things to Consider in Selecting a Device 00:04:58
  • Apple, Android, Fire, and Windows | What Do I Need to Know About Platforms? 00:02:35
  • Weighing It All Out 00:03:50
  • Android 00:03:11
  • eReaders 00:03:03
  • Windows 00:02:30
  • Practice Activity 00:00:18
  • Section 4, Protecting a Device 2 questions
  • Cases and Carrying Systems 00:00:36
  • What to Look for in a Case 00:01:00
  • Soft and Squishy Cases 00:03:48
  • Big Grips Cases for the iPod Touch, iPad, iPad Mini and Carrying System 00:07:32
  • Tough & Rugged Cases 00:05:35
  • Other Cases We Like 00:04:08
  • Carrying Systems 00:04:00
  • What to look for in speakers and Headphones 00:00:58
  • Our Favorite Speakers and Headphones 00:04:13
  • Practice Activity 00:00:12
  • Types of Mounts 00:05:36
  • Practice Activity 00:00:12
  • Helpful Products I Never Knew Existed 00:00:19
  • Keyguards & Bubcaps 00:04:03
  • Tacscreens & External Keyboards 00:01:37
  • Styluses 00:03:39
  • Practice Activity 00:00:12
  • Putting It All Together 00:01:10
  • Course Review 00:00:23
  • Practice Activity & Reflection 00:00:12
  • Bonus 00:02:08
  • Course Resources 2 pages
Requirements
  • Be in the market for a mobile device
  • Own or have access to a mobile device
  • Be in a caregiving role for someone who owns a mobile device
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Description

Low cost commercially available mobile devices have allowed people with disabilities to leverage the power of technology to help them improve skills and become more independent. We know that getting started can be overwhelming, so we have created this course to demystify the learning process of what is available to help you or someone you love get the most out of their mobile device.

I will go over the broad topics covered in the course, as well as review the supplemental material and assignments. And, I will take you step by step through a variety of options for preparing and protecting a mobile device by selecting appropriate accessories for a user with special needs. I will address a range of considerations for people of all ages with special needs, such as how to choose a protective case, which stylus might be beneficial, is a separate keyboard necessary and what is a Bubcap? This course will ensure that you have access to information to assist you in setting up a device for success.

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