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  • AIM and Bookshare presentation

    1. 1. I can DO this!
    2. 2.  specialized formats of curricular content that can be used by and with learners who are unable to read or use standard print materials They include formats such as braille, audio, large print, and digital text Can be accessed using computers, mp3 players, smart phones and specialized Adapted from http://aim.cast.org/
    3. 3.  It’s the law! IDEA 2004 Part B: assistance for education of all children with disabilities, sections 612(a)(23)(A) and 674(e)(4) Additional regulations were approved and passed in 2008 requiring all textbook publishers to make textbooks available in an accessible format using NIMAS NIMAS stands for National Instructional
    4. 4. For students with sensory, physical, cognitive, or learning differences and their teachers, accessible instructional materials open doors to teaching and learning that ordinary print- based materials have closed.
    5. 5. Jessica Pinto, Bookshare member
    6. 6.  Autism Deaf-Blindness Deafness Developmental Delay Emotional Disturbance Hearing Impaired Intellectual Disabilities Multiple Disabilities Orthopedic Impairment Other Health Impairment Specific Learning Disability Taken from www.nichcy.org/disabilities
    7. 7. http://aim.cast.org/learn/accessiblemedia/allaboutaim/how
    8. 8.  Bookshare.org ◦ Organizational membership allows districts to offer accounts to teachers  Teachers can then download materials for students  Any student registered in that district can also request a free individual membership  This allows for access to both instructional materials and Materials download in DAISY format; open in Mac or Windows using a literature for pleasure readingfree version of Read:OutLoud which incorporated computerized voice and visual scanning of text
    9. 9.  Recordings for the Blind & Dyslexic ◦ Organizational memberships allow for a certain number of free yearly downloads, with tiered pricing plans after that  Sign up teachers to download materials for students, or sign up students to grant students access to download their’ own materials  All materials are audio-only and human-voice recorded; no visual text to scan & read along  Can be played on a Mac, Windows or specialized player
    10. 10.  Find Books How to search and browse the Bookshare library. Download Books Information about downloading Bookshare books Read Books Options for reading downloaded Bookshare books, software, hardware and Braille as well as information about embossing options. Reading Tools
    11. 11.  Search for Books ◦ Search all text, including the title, author and contents of every book in the library, quickly and efficiently Quick Search ◦ For a streamlined search page that works well with screen readers, log in to Bookshare and click Quick Search in the blue bar at the top of the page Standard Search ◦ For standard search, just type a word or phrase in the search field at the top of any page. All
    12. 12.  Advanced Search ◦ narrow your results by searching for any of the items below. The results contain only the books that match ALL of the criteria. For example: entering “Wuthering” in the Title field and “Bronte” in the Author field will return “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Bronte.  Title  Author  ISBN  Language: English, Spanish (There are books in other languages, but they are not searchable by language at this time—Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese.)
    13. 13.  Browse Collection ◦ Authors ◦ Categories ◦ New books ◦ NIMAC-sourced K-12 textbooks ◦ Special Collections ◦ Newspapers and Magazines
    14. 14. Bookshare: Downloading Books Choose your book format  DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) This format is used for many devices and software applications, such as Victor Reader Soft Bookshare Edition and READ:OutLoud Bookshare Edition. 14
    15. 15. Bookshare: Downloading Books Books are downloaded per student and watermarked with that student’s name to ensure copyright and qualification standards are met. 15
    16. 16. Bookshare: Downloading Books Confirm Download, including choosing a password for this book 16
    17. 17. Downloading Books Once you’ve confirmed who will receive the book, Bookshare formats it and creates a zip file for you to download to your computer 17
    18. 18.  Bookshare books are downloaded in the standard zip compressed format, and need to be “unzipped” before you can read the books◦ Select the .zip book file.◦ Choose Extract All from the File menu. If you can’t find your book, see the FAQ about where different browsers store downloaded books.
    19. 19.  Finding your book on a Mac using Safari ◦ Downloads on a Mac are generally stored in “Finder” under “Downloads” – check with your Technology Department if you don’t know where downloads are stored Unzip the file using Unarchiver – it’s free online. Check with your Technology Department to make sure your computer has a way to unzip filesSelect the .zip book file.
    20. 20.  Open the book using the free DAISY Bookshare edition of Read:OutLoud The latest Macintosh operating system, Leopard (OSX 10.5) features a built-in screen reader called VoiceOver. Members without other DAISY software can use VoiceOver and Safari to read Bookshare’s files saved with an
    21. 21. Bookshare: Reading Software for Macintosh® computers ◦ READ:OutLoud Bookshare Edition by Don Johnston This DAISY reader is designed specifically for people with learning disabilities. It is not recommended for use with screen readers. This software features high-quality text-to-speech for multi-modal reading, spotlighting, note-taking and other study skill features, an online dictionary, and more. For additional information, visit the Don Johnston website. Read:OutLoud Bookshare edition is currently compatible with Mac OS 10.4 Tiger and 10.5 Leopard. Bookshare is working to make the software compatible with Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard. If you would like to be notified when this is ready, please provide your name and email to the notification list. • Download READ:OutLoud • Read:OutLoud Bookshare Edition 30-Minute Tutorial 21
    22. 22.  First open Finder Then open the unzipped folder containing the files necessary to read the book Locate the file with the “.xml” extension Text Right click {press ‘control’ and the mouse} Select “Get Info” In the “Name and Extension” section, change the name to “booktitle.htm” read in Pages, opened HTML files can be in iBooks on an iPad or read in Safari
    23. 23. Overwhelmed? We Can Help! ALLTech at 400 Riverside Street Suite A4 Portland, ME 04103 Phone: 207-321-6080 x114 Fax: 888-748-4043 Email: info@alltech-tsi.org 23

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