Accessibility Guide Webinar Index

Using Apps to Engage Care Recipients


Best Practices & Settings for Memory Loss

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Tablets & memory loss | 7.11.17

Debby explains best practices for using tablets with people that have memory loss, including slowing your pace, working with the care recipient's strengths, and  taking a person-directed approach. She also gives some tips for using accessories, such as a stylus or headphones. Michael describes an accessibility feature (Guided Access) that can be useful.


Tips for Music Engagement

Tablets & memory loss | 7.11.17

Debby provides some helpful suggestions for music engagement, including physical tricks to encourage singing and movement,  incorporating music into a care plan, and using music to encourage socialization amongst a group.


Tips for Relaxation Activities

Tablets & memory loss | 7.11.17

Debby provides some helpful suggestions for helping people relax through spiritually familiar activities such as hymns and prayer.


Viewing Art with Instagram

Tablets & memory loss | 7.11.17

Michael demonstrates how you can use Instragram to browse captivating imagery and short video clips based on a person's interests.


Creating Art with Recolor

Tablets & memory loss | 7.11.17

Debby explains how using an art creation app, such as recolor, can appeal to people with backgrounds in design or the arts. She also shares some creative implementations from partner care organizations.


Personalized Jigsaw Puzzles

Tablets & memory loss | 7.11.17

Michael demonstrates how to use Jigsaw Puzzles, an app that provides the option to create your own puzzles using personal photos and customize difficulty by adjusting the number of pieces.


Tablet Settings for Movement Disorders

Tablets & movement disorders | 6.27.17

Michael introduces a variety of accessibility settings for people with tremors, and demonstrates how to set up two of the most useful settings on the iPad (Touch Accommodations &  AssistiveTouch).


Relax Meditations

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Tablets & movement disorders | 6.27.17

In this video, Michael shows how to save sound combinations as favorites and play meditations. Debby discusses the physical and emotional benefits of helping care recipients slow their thoughts.


Elevate: Brain Games

Tablets & movement disorders | 6.27.17

Michael shows the Elevate brain training app, which offers three daily brain puzzles across five categories - reading, writing, math, listing and speaking. Debby explains how cognition activities are important for people with movement disorders because, often, physical abilities are declining at a faster rate than cognitive abilities. Mentally engaging activities can help a person feel a sense of accomplishment.


YouTube: Music with Lyrics

Tablets & movement disorders | 6.27.17

Debby explains the benefits of singing with people that movement disorders, while Michael shows how to search for songs with lyrics on YouTube.


Wheelchair / Table Mount for Tablets

Tablets & limited mobility | 6.20.17

Michael provides an overview of the wheelchair mount that was included in the project equipment. 


News App

Tablets & limited mobility | 6.20.17

Michael demonstrates using the News app on the iPad to curate news based on a person's hometown or interests. Debby explains the significance of using News to help people feel at home.


Virtual Active: Exercise App

Tablets & limited mobility | 6.20.17

This video demonstrates using the Virtual Active app - a forward-motion video experience designed to enhance exercise. Michael shows how the app can be used in combination with exercise equipment or simply as visual engagement.


Relax Meditation: Sounds of Nature

Tablets & limited mobility | 6.20.17

This video introduces the Relax Meditation app and shows how it can be used to play comforting sounds of nature. Debby explains that sounds of nature can be used to enhance other activities, such as Virtual Active.


Duolingo: Language Learning App

Tablets & limited mobility | 6.20.17

This video introduces the Duolingo app and shows how it can be used to learn new languages. The app turns learning a language into a game and can be easily adjusted for different skills levels and languages.


Sudoku Puzzles

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Tablets & limited mobility | 6.20.17

This video shows one of many sudoku apps. Debby explains how a longitudinal research study shows that game players are at a decreased risk of developing memory loss.


Chain of Thought: Word Game

Tablets for People with limited Webinar | 6.20.17

This video introduces an interactive word game. Participants must identify words that can be combined to form compound words or common phrases.


Tablet Settings for Hearing Impairment

Tablets & Hearing Impairment | 6.13.17

The following video provides an introduction to the most useful accessibility settings for people that have hearing impairment. There is also a demonstration of specific features via the iPad.


YouTube

Tablets & Hearing Impairment | 6.13.17

The following video demonstrates how to use the YouTube app, including tips for activating captions, playing in full-screen mode, skipping advertisements and closing videos.


Overdrive: Digital Library

Tablets & Hearing Impairment | 6.13.17

The following video introduce the Overdrive app, which can be used to borrow e-books and audiobooks from local libraries.


Adobe Spark Video

Tablets & Hearing Impairment | 6.13.17

This video explains hot to use Adobe Spark Video to save stories by creating narrated slideshows.


Safari (Image Search)

Tablets & Hearing Impairment | 6.13.17

This video demonstrates how to search the web for personally relevant photos. It also shows how to save photos for future use.


Tablet Settings for Low Vision

Tablets & Low vision | 6.6.17

The following video provides an introduction to the most useful accessibility settings for people that have low vision. There is also a demonstration of specific features via the iPad.


Podcasts

Tablets & Low vision | 6.6.17

This video introduces podcasts - a digital audio files made available on the Internet. It also demonstrates how to download a podcast on the iPad.


Google Search

Tablets & Low vision | 6.6.17

This video demonstrates how to use the Google Search app to search for information using voice commands. This activity is ideal for individual or group activities.


Alexa App

Tablets & Low vision | 6.6.17

This video shows how you can use the Amazon Echo voice-activated speaker to engage people though jokes, trivia and music.