If you are available it would be great if you could attend the “Hackathon” in the London Borough of Hackney “Techy” week. As you have an understanding and experience of the challenges of your loved ones and people you care for on a daily basis your input would be invaluable.
The people attending are from a variety of tech companies and they have been set the task to come up with simple Information Computing Technology (ICT) solutions to make life easier, e.g. booking a train ticket, buying groceries on-line, banking…
Please use the link below to book your Freeplace, or let me know and I can book it for you. I will be there on the day, giving an introduction to the task.
The course is delivered by the University of Tasmania, and seems to be less demanding than a normal University course. It’s obviously aimed at a wider community, but people who do it get a certificate.
It’s a relatively advanced course, but there are many drop-in contacts who could do it if they were able to commit three hours each week for seven weeks. People who are new to online learning might need support to navigate the system — but that is what we are here for. The IT Room desktops would be ideal for a small group of people willing to accept the challenge — community learning in practice — in my opinion, what the IT Room should be used for.
The course starts 10 July, so you don’t have to make a decision immediately. If your family is affected by dementia, this is worth looking at — even if only for a glimpse of the real Internet.
Click on the button below to visit the course web site. If you are not sure how to follow the enrolment procedure, please grab a helper.
Supports people to find and use dementia-friendly touchscreen apps
AcTo Dementia provides recommendations and guidance on accessible touchscreen apps for people living with dementia. This website is an ideal resource for anyone with a diagnosis of dementia, or anyone looking to support a person with a diagnosis, to find and use apps on a tablet computer for entertainment. We are a group of university researchers unaffiliated with any app developers and all of our recommendations have been through an evidence-based review process.