6. More Smart phone information
There are many sources of information on the Internet about smart phones, their applications and uses. Some starting points are:
How wireless technology can benefit people with disabilities
Applications specific to different carriers
For more information about the applications specific to different carriers please refer to the following websites:
Using iPod touch, iPhone and iPad to engage in various education opportunities. Outlines ‘apps’ available, resources e.g. iBooks and iTunes U and accessibility innovations specific to education and work.
How Apple products (including iPod touch, iPad and iPhone) can support education, for primary, secondary or tertiary learners and workers. Includes links to Apple’s accessibility features, tutorials and ‘activity step cards’ regarding their key innovations.
Vision Australia’s evaluation for Apple products specifically relating to the effectiveness of Apple features to allow people with vision impairments to access the device.
Audio podcasts created by David Woodbridge on how to use iPod touch and iPad with VoiceOver for people with vision impairments or dyslexia.
List of Augmentative and Alternative (AAC) Apps with a brief description and product details.
List of apps for the iPhone and iPad that are categorised by learning areas such as language and literacy, communication, productivity, science, maths etc.
Handbook outlining how to use the iPad to support special education needs using apps across the domains of organisation, communication, reading, writing, maths, art, music and games.
Assistive technology available to allow people with a range of communication, physical or cognitive needs to utilise iPhone, iPod touch and iPad systems. Resources and links are also provided relating to software and hardware products which enhance the accessibility of Apple products.
Article detailing non-visual accessibility options and a screen reader for android smart phones. Also mentions physical navigation control such as trackball or trackpad.
Information for people with vision impairments
Comparison of smart phones which support Android technology. Details of each phone’s keyboard, touch pad, volume control and screen layout are described in detail
Description of accessibility services available through the Android market e.g. a synthesized speech to describe events or actions and text to speech options.
List of apps for Android smart phones categorised by device management, email, entertainment, music and video, navigation, productivity, shopping, social, tools and web.
Android accessibility interest group
List of apps available on the android market categorised by business, communication, education, entertainment, health and fitness, finance, lifestyle, music, productivity, shopping etc.
List of apps available on the android market for people with various disabilities e.g. AgileAssyst, a task scheduler with a simplified user interface, visual and auditory prompts to assist people with autism, traumatic brain injury, cognitive disability, or Alzheimer’s Disease plan and carry out daily tasks.