Presentation on theme: "1.3 Specialist Phones The aim of this Teaching Block is to encourage students to think about mobile phones – personal digital devices that they use every."— Presentation transcript:
1.3 Specialist Phones The aim of this Teaching Block is to encourage students to think about mobile phones – personal digital devices that they use every day – in a new and savvy way. Whilst exploring mobile phone technology and usage, students will touch upon all the topics covered in this unit This is an interactive PowerPoint presentation. Work your way through different slides and answer the questions when you need to. This is an interactive PowerPoint presentation. Work your way through different slides and answer the questions when you need to.
1.3 Specialist Phones Specialist mobile phones designed for individuals with particular or special needs Explain why some people find it difficult or impossible to use a standard mobile phone Select mobile phones that are suitable for individuals with particular or special needs 1.3 How to select suitable devices/features to meet particular needs 1.4 The impact of age, gender and disability on individuals’ choice/use of digital devices 6.7 The causes and implications of unequal access to ICT
1.3 Specialist Phones The battery life of mobile phones is becoming increasingly important as they include more and more features needing increasing amounts of power. Ruby finds that her mobile phone battery is lasting longer for some activities that others. Rank these activities in order of energy consumption from those that use the most energy to those that use the least. EXAM STYLE QUESTION Which features on a mobile phone might cause the battery charge to be used up quickly? EXAM STYLE QUESTION Which features on a mobile phone might cause the battery charge to be used up quickly? Description Rank (1 being most) Surfing the Internet Watching Internet TV Talking to friends Sending text messages Taking photos Using the calculator to keep tabs on her finances Using the GPS when meeting friends
1.3 Specialist Phones What personal circumstances might prevent someone from using an ordinary mobile phone, e.g. if they are hard of hearing, visually impaired, working in a challenging environment. How disadvantaged are they are as a result? (You may use the internet to help you) ANSWER REMEMBER TO JUSTIFY YOUR ANSWER
1.3 Specialist Phones How important is it that mobile phone services are accessible to everyone? ACCESSIBIL ITY ease of access E.G how easy or difficult it is to use something. ACCESSIBIL ITY ease of access E.G how easy or difficult it is to use something. ANSWER How does accessibility effect mobile phone users? ANSWER
1.3 Specialist Phones Read each of the profiles below. Then, for each person, list the features a mobile phone would need to have for that person to be able to use the phone successfully. Make sure you explain why you have decided on the features in your list. Profile 1 John’s sight is deteriorating. He needs to replace his existing mobile phone as he can’t see the letters and numbers on the keypad and the text onscreen. Profile 2 Yasmin is deaf, and needs a mobile phone to keep in contact with her family and friends. What features should she look for when selecting a mobile phone?
1.3 Specialist Phones What have we learnt? How does accessibility features effect mobile phones? ANSWER What is accessibility? ANSWER
1.3 Specialist Phones With the growing technology, we now have to tools to help people with personal circumstances. This is to help them feel more at ease! Can you find a mobile app (or app’s), that are designed to help people with particular or special needs Name of Phone AppHow it helps people with particular or special needs