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Material from my Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota presentation of Sept 2017 is here.

About the author

John Faughnan is a father of two persons with atypical minds. He’s writing a book to share what he’s learned over the past five years of promoting independence and responsible smartphone use for persons with autism and cognitive disabilities who need external support.

In addition to his experience as a parent John is a family physician, a specialist in medical informatics, and decades of experience in software development.

You can contact John at jf@sphone4all.com

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Two factor authentication and managing a dependent’s iPhone (technical!)

Warning: This is geekier than most of my Smartphones for All posts. I wrote it to help me think through some chapter revisions. The short version Two factor authentication is inevitable (see below for why), but by design it makes it harder for a Guide to support an Explorer’s (dependent person’s) independence through ethical identity assumption …

Chapter excerpt: Location Sharing for Explorers – techniques

Location sharing is one of the most important benefits of iPhone use for our Explorers. I previously posted an excerpt about the ethics of location sharing, this is about methods. _______ We use Apple location sharing to track the locations of our Explore’s phones. It’s enabled one to ride his bicycle across a large metropolitan …