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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.