Online safety

The internet and our computers, smartphones and other devices are crucial to our way of life. Although the internet has many benefits, it also has some risks. Online safety is essential for both children and adults. This document explains some of the risks and dangers online, and how you can

How to Avoid Scams

A scam is an illegal or dishonest scheme that involves theft or fraud. Scams target people of all ages and backgrounds. They can come in many forms including an email, a letter, a website or a phone call. Whatever the method, a scam is about tricking you into parting with

Special Education—70 Educational Apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch: Everyone needs to be educated properly to find their way in this big world. Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky to be born completely healthy. There are people with special needs who want to be—and deserve to be—equal to everyone else. Even though the special education process (also referred to

How do I Set up Subtitles on my Horizon Box? Whether you want to watch something without sound, are in a room where the speakers will be drowned out, or just a little behind on your French, turning the subtitles on is facile. 1.    Press “MENU” on your remote control and on screen navigate to “SETTINGS” 2.    Select “PREFERENCES” 3.    Select “HARD

RTE Access Services: We endeavor to make our content accessible to as many users as possible. Closed Caption Subtitles are available on most of the content broadcast on RTÉ One and RTÉ2, and many of our Box Sets and exclusive series. You can enable captions by default in your preferences if you’re

Apps for People with Disabilities and Older People:

Smartphones and tablet PCs have revolutionised mobile technology and the way we communicate today. They have also transformed the Assistive Technology (AT) market for people with disabilities. These mainstream devices provide people with mini-computers they can use ‘on the go’ and they are much more affordable than many dedicated AT

Equipment for Communication and Vision:

There is a large choice of equipment and an increasing amount of technology available to help with communication if you are blind or have low vision. The range includes handheld magnifiers to machines which automatically convert written text to speech, and apps for telephones or tablet devices. The aim of

Assistive Technology Sites: AbilityNet: AbilityNet is a UK site, offering factsheets and training related to Assistive Technology. It also has a nice ‘Quick Links’ feature. Abledata: Abledata is a US-based site containing a database of over 20,000 Assistive Technology products. The database contains detailed descriptions of each product including price and company information.

Mounting a Tablet

Mounting a Tablet: Mounting your tablet on a suitable mount can make it become easier to see and access, especially for individuals with mobility difficulties. Pinterest 79 best Mounting Options