iPod Touch Cases for Work Environments

    iPod Touch for Visual Communication at Work

iPod visual schedule

Recent evaluations of individuals with disabilities transitioning to employment situations have resulted in recommendations for an iPod Touch. Used for a variety of communication needs, the iPod Touch’s low profile, portability, apps and multimedia tools provides the potential of supporting many individuals in work environments. iOS Apps are also plentiful, following identifying the specific features needed to support individual needs. What has been difficult is finding a sturdy, hands free case for protection and securing the device from loss.
After way too much time (I will not admit how long it has taken me…) here are a couple of options that I found for the iPod Touch:
Lanskin iPod Touch 5 Case (19.99) – provides a single adjustable strap for easy application and wear. iPod Touch lanskin case piclanskin case for iPod 5 - 2

Griffin Survivor iPod Case (23.10 – Amazon) – Griffin Survivor cases provide protection and have a belt clip. Add a retractable strap  or lanyard for security when working.

Griffin Survivor iPod 5 case

Any other case suggestions for the iPod 5th Gen ?
What apps have you found suitable for work situations?


About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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9 Responses to iPod Touch Cases for Work Environments

  1. I’ve used the Griffin Survivor and the belt clip is designed to be removed fairly easily. I’d be VERY concerned about attaching a lanyard or strap to the belt clip as I think it would have a tendency to fall off – and I don’t think there’s anywhere else to attach it on that case.

    There is definitely a dearth of methods for attaching straps or lanyards to iDevices which I think is a problem. I’m hoping that the LinkMount that’s currently in pre-order will make this easier once it’s available as it should attach to most existing cases.

  2. Have been thinking about this – I found another option that looks workable:

    A Rokform case with the v3 sports clip http://www.rokform.com/v3-sportclip/ would let you securely attach a lanyard around the sports clip. That gives you a secure case plus a lanyard.

    I tihnk at the moment improvisation or the Rokform or the Lanskin from the article are your only decent options!

    If I were improvising I’d start with something which has an attached lanyard and sugru it to be more protective, OR use a lanyard which goes all the way around the body of the case (sides and lower edge) and sugru it into place. Otherwise the strain will detach the lanyard.

    Let me know how you go 🙂

    • Ricky,
      Wow! Thank you. I have been scouring the market with few choice. Thank you much for the suggestions – The Rokform with sports clip definitely is an option!!And I love sugru – and have been thinking about a hack for this (although it needs to be professional for clients – but is always an option) from the beginning…
      I am waiting approval of the equipment through other funding sources, but I will let you know how it goes. I really appreciate your time for searching and problem solving. It certainly has taken me quite a while to search, again I so appreciate your time!
      Thank you again!!
      Carol of OT’s with Apps!!

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