Interested in the accessibility and usability of Android from a blindness perspective? this extensive audio course will give you the confidence to get
started with Android, from choosing a device, to orientation and initial setup, to configuring settings and discovering apps that make your device your
own. See the full description below for all product details.
Are you an assistive technology user who has wondered about the accessibility and usability of Android by those with visual impairments? Are you curious
about purchasing and learning an Android device, but are intimidated about getting started? Are you an iOS user who has considered checking out Android
as either an adjunct to or alternative to iOS, but just aren’t sure about the learning curve involved?
No matter which of these categories you fall into, you’re sure to benefit from Mystic access’s informative audio documentation, Acquainting Yourself with
Android. Whether you’re completely new to Android, are struggling to conquer your first Android device, or know you want an Android device, but just don’t
know if you’re ready, the material in this audio product will support you in moving forward capably and confidently, and prepare you to have a lot of fun
using an Android phone or tablet successfully.
Who teaches this documentation?
This audio product is co-taught by Chris Nova and Kim Loftis, the founder and director of product development with Mystic access, respectively. Both of
us have years of experience using Android devices for business and pleasure, and we’re passionate about sharing the skills necessary to help you have a
great journey using Android, and to know what to expect on those occasions when you hit a snag. We’re friendly, down to earth, and are always honest in
sharing our own challenges and mistakes in order to support and inform you. We’re professionals, but, like you, we’re also daily users of the technology
we teach about. This product was based on a five-week live event, and includes careful explanation, thorough demonstrations, and great questions asked
by the live event participants.
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■ Lesson One. We’ll begin by discussing important considerations to keep in mind when choosing an Android device. If you already have one, this info will
still help you, as it will assist you in knowing whether the device you have may best meet your needs. We’ll then move on to talking about what to expect
upon receiving your device, such as what’s in the box, device orientation, turning on accessibility features, and the initial setup experience, which will
be demoed. We’ll also discuss touch screen navigation strategies, your device’s home screen’s, and more.
■ Lesson Two. One of the coolest, and perhaps more intimidating things about Android is the huge amount of customization available. The good news is, you
can really configure your device extensively in order to meet your requirements. The other good news is, if you don’t want to do much configuration, you
don’t have to! ? IN addition to a few briefer topics, we’ll be devoting this lesson to taking a deep dive into Settings, and showing you all that you’re
able to do to make your Android device totally yours.
■ Lesson Three. we discuss and demonstrate some of the preinstalled apps you may find on your Android device. While these may differ slightly from device
to device, we’ll explore some of the apps you’re most likely to have preinstalled, such as chrome and Google Calendar. We’ll also explore using phone features
in Android, such as calling, texting, and contacts. We also have some fun taking the google voice assistant through its paces.
■ Lesson Four. Now that you’re familiar with your preinstalled apps, it’s time to venture into the Play Store to discover other apps you’re sure to find
fun and useful. We’ll show the layout of the Play Store, browsing for, locating and installing apps, and we’ll discuss a few blindness-specific apps that
you may find particularly helpful. This week will also include a discussion of Android launchers, and how to change your default apps in android,
such as your browser or email client. If you hate Chrome and prefer Firefox, for instance, you can change to that browser. We also talk about file management
and file sharing in this lesson.
■ Lesson Five. We’ll begin by talking about the use of braille and the use of the Braille Back app with your Android device. We’ll discuss connecting peripherals,
such as braille displays, keyboards and Bluetooth speakers and headphones. Other topics include using your Android device as an external drive, and ways
to troubleshoot when you experience an issue.
When you purchase the Acquainting Yourself with Android audio documentation, you’ll receive:
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■ Seven plus hours of professionally edited audio material to support you in utilizing an Android device. Tons of demonstrations will be included, so you’ll
know what to expect when using your own device.
■ Download in DAISY and / or MP3 format. Both product versions are highly navigable so that you can find and refer to sections of interest with ease.
■ The confidence to use an Android device successfully for work, play, or both.