Creating Accessible Books

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Creating Accessible Books

  1. 1. Accessible Books Section 1: Downloading Books Section 2: Creating in PowerPoint Section 3: Creating in Boardmaker v6 Section 4: Other Options
  2. 2. DOWNLOADING ACCESSIBLE BOOKS <ul><li>Section 1 </li></ul>
  3. 3. www.accessiblebookcollection.org
  4. 19. Specific formats <ul><li>Some books are already formatted for you </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boardmaker v6 PLUS (example on next slides) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intellitools Classroom Suite </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clicker 5 </li></ul></ul>
  5. 27. USING POWERPOINT TO CREATE ACCESSIBLE BOOKS <ul><li>Section 2 </li></ul>
  6. 65. PowerPoint Conclusion <ul><li>Student can use PowerPoint on a computer to access the book electronically </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advantages? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disadvantages? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Switch access options </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teacher can print PowerPoint slides (1 per page) for student to access paper copy of book </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advantages? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disadvantages? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 66. USING BOARDMAKER PLUS TO CREATE ACCESSIBLE BOOKS <ul><li>Section 3 </li></ul>
  8. 67. Method 1 <ul><li>Use a template* </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Available from http://yuichisgames.blogspot.com/2008/09/interactive-talking-book-template.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Works best for picture books (less text) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meant to be used on the computer (electronic book with computer voice) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Same template as used by accessiblebookcollection.com </li></ul></ul>
  9. 70. You can find this folder in: My Computer/Special Drive/Resources/Boardmaker
  10. 74. Method 2 <ul><li>Make your own </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper book you print </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic book on the computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Requires adding commands to speak the text or recording of your voice </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 75. Layout choices Symbolated text support Individual picture/symbol text support
  12. 76. Symbolated text support <ul><li>Pati King-DeBaun </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plain text at top </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Picture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supported text at bottom </li></ul></ul>
  13. 78. In your browser…
  14. 79. Back in Boardmaker…
  15. 81. In your browser…
  16. 82. Back in Boardmaker…
  17. 95. Individual pic-sym text support <ul><li>Pati King-DeBaun </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plain text at top </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Picture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supported text at bottom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pull off/put on velcro words </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Word choices </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 98. Boardmaker Conclusion <ul><li>Advantages? </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages? </li></ul>
  19. 99. OTHER ACCESSIBLE TEXT OPTIONS <ul><li>Section 4 </li></ul>
  20. 100. Other Accessible Text options <ul><li>Tar Heel Reader: online teacher-created books from UNC-Center for Literacy and Disability Studies (Karen Erickson) </li></ul><ul><li>Baltimore City Schools: download adapted books library (Boardmaker required) </li></ul><ul><li>CAST UDL Book Builder: online books and reading strategy comprehension support </li></ul>
  21. 101. Tar Heel Reader
  22. 104. Baltimore City PS
  23. 114. UDL Book Builder
  24. 115. A text reader program would have to be used with this website to make it read aloud.
  25. 116. Your Turn! <ul><li>Discuss how accessible text can meet your students’ needs </li></ul><ul><li>Use the step-by-step directions in this PointPoint to practice creating a customized book (in PowerPoint or Boardmaker Plus) </li></ul><ul><li>Explore some of the online options </li></ul>

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