Getting Started with Mobile Devices for Special Needs

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 FREE 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. This course addresses 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.

This course was created by BridgingApps and hosted by the Udemy learning website. Please note that when you click the button below you will be taken to the Udemy website. There you can make a free account and view the course as many times as you would like.

Digital House Calls

Long ago, doctors used to make home visits or house calls. A modern day house call is sometimes called a “telemedicine” visit. Curious about how it works? The Digital House Calls training is a free step by step guide to help seniors and family caregivers learn how to have successful telemedicine or virtual health care experiences. The class is set up so that by completing each section, the learner will have their own readiness plan for before, during and after a telemedicine visit. The class is made up of real life and animated video scenarios. It also includes text and other visuals to help create an engaged self-paced learning experience.

BridgingApps, in a partnership with Amerigroup, recently published the Digital House Calls lessons in Spanish. Click the button below to sign up for FREE and take the course.

Digital Tools for Personal Wellness & Self-Care

BridgingApps is excited to bring you this video series on personal wellness and self-care apps in partnership with the Digital Psychiatry Team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. Each 2 – 3 minute video (in the playlist) provides a basic overview, favorite features, and ideas for using the app that may be beneficial in your life. Categories include: medication tracking, reminiscence therapy, mood and symptom tracking, support network and care circles, relaxation, stress relief and mindfulness, wellness and staying active, art and creativity and healthy mind.