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Cyber Access. Mohammad Abbas Alamdar Teacher of ICT STS Ajman – Boys School. Learning Objectives. The objectives of this module are to: Introduce the concept of Cyber Access Promote government initiatives to bridge the digital divide

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Cyber access

Cyber Access

Mohammad Abbas Alamdar

Teacher of ICT

STS Ajman – Boys School

Learning objectives
Learning Objectives

The objectives of this module are to:

  • Introduce the concept of Cyber Access

  • Promote government initiatives to bridge the digital divide

  • Provide information on how and where to access the Internet

  • Provide information on how people with disabilities can use technology

  • Demonstrate positive attitudes towards the use of technology

Learning outcome
Learning Outcome

By the end of the module, you are able to:

  • Explain the meaning of Cyber Access

  • Describe two government initiatives that have helped boost Cyber Access

  • Name three places where people can access the Internet

  • Identify two ways how people with disabilities can access the Internet

  • List three examples of ethical usage of technology

What is cyber access
What is Cyber Access ?

  • Access means “the ability to enter”, or “pass to or from a place”, or “to communicate with a person or thing”.

  • To go online and communicate and or to interact with others.

How can we go online cyber access
How can we go online (Cyber Access) ?

  • We can go online in various ways;

  • Through a cable connection

  • Through a Wireless connection or WiFi

  • Using;

  • A PC

  • Laptop

  • Netbook

  • Tablet

  • Smart phone

  • PDA


  • Which device do you use to get online ?

  • What do you do when you are online ?

What is the digital divide
What is the Digital Divide

  • The difference between people who access the internet and use computers compared to those people who have no access and who don't use computers.

The digital divide
The Digital Divide

  • The digital divide in measured using the following;

  • Infrastructure

  • Affordability

  • Knowledge

  • Quality

  • Usage

Knowledge check
Knowledge Check

  • What is Cyber Access ?

  • What is communication ?

  • How do we connect to the internet ?

  • What devices do we use to connect to the internet ?

  • What is the digital divide ?

  • What technology does a student have in the UAE compared to a student in a poor country ?


  • Cyber access is to connect to the internet, surf and communicate.

  • Communication is to interact with other people on the internet.

  • We connect using WiFi or a cable.

  • We can connect to the internet using Laptops, PCs, tablets, netbooks and lots more devices.

  • Digital divide is the difference between people who have technology and those who don’t.

  • A pupil in the UAE has laptops and PC’s at home and even tablets.

How can we improve access
How can we improve access ?

  • Making ICT services better.

  • Offering cheaper products.

  • Setting up more telecoms centres.

  • Tell people to buy more products which can access the internet.


The UAE is;

  • Providing fast internet access through Optic Fibre technology.

  • Optic Fibre will link up many people across the UAE together

  • Can watch digital TV channels

Internet and disability
Internet and Disability

  • People with disabilities have a more difficult time trying to access information from the Internet.

  • People with such disabilities can be divided into four main types:

    • Motor impairments

    • Visual impairments or blindness

    • Language and cognitive disabilities

    • Hearing impairments or deafness

Motor disability
Motor Disability

  • People who have problems using a mouse.

  • The buttons on the mouse are very small and can be hard to press.

  • Instead the use keyboard commands.

Visual impairment
Visual Impairment

  • People who cant see clearly or at all.

  • The text is made larger

  • Other objects on the screens are made bigger too.

  • Colour blind people cant see particular colours or bright colours.

  • Colours should be used in blacks and whites with differing contrast

Language impairment
Language Impairment

  • People who have difficulty in understanding the language of a computer.

  • The layout of the software must be easy and same for every screen.

  • There can be a software to read out what is on the computer screen

Hearing impairment
Hearing Impairment

  • A number of people cannot hear audio due to some form of hearing impairment. Due to this problem, it is advised that all auditory information also include visual forms.

  • A video to watch


Knowledge check1
Knowledge Check

  • Can you describe the following Disabilities whilst using computers ?

  • What is motor impairment ?

  • What is visual impairment ?

  • What is language impairment ?

  • What is hearing impairment ?

Using technology in the right way
Using Technology in the Right Way

  • Ethical Usage – This is using technology in the correct way

  • For example;

  • Not the use the internet for gambling and other forbidden things.

  • We should not do immoral activities on the internet.

  • We should not lie about information or the truth on the internet.

  • We should not abuse social networks.

  • We should respect other people views, race and religion.

  • We should not hack networks or spread viruses.