May Open House in Houston

Last week’s BridgingApps Open House drew participants from all across Houston who sought information on using mobile technology with people who have disabilities. Our come-and-go event featured interactive stations where volunteers demonstrated creative ways to use the iPad, the iPod Touch and Android devices. Teachers from Conroe, therapists from Texas Children’s Hospital and parents from Pearland came together to ask questions and share information. The hardware and accessories table displayed numerous types of cases, styli, screen protectors, keyboards, keyguards and other accessories useful for using the iPad for a variety of purposes.

Participants also received an orientation of the BridgingApps website and how to use the custom-built app tool Insignio to search for apps, save searches, create lists and share lists. The purpose of creating Insignio was to help users search, manage and share information about applications that can be used with special needs users on mobile devices. Both beginners and professionals can use Insignio to:

 

• Search for apps based on special needs criteria

• Save searches to be run later

• Create lists of apps

• Publish lists publicly or privately

• Search other people’s publicly published lists

• Provide feedback on apps for other users to use and stack rank in search results

To learn more about how to use Insignio, please click below:

http://staging.bridgingapps.org/getting-started-with-insignio/

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