Accessible Books Accessible Books are childrens picture books

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Accessible Books • • • Accessible Books are children’s picture books in accessible formats.

Accessible Books • • • Accessible Books are children’s picture books in accessible formats. Books are scanned and images added to accessible software. Text is recorded using digitized (human reader) or synthesized (computer speech) speech. The graphics, text and narration are then available for reading on computer or touch devices. The student uses assistive technology to access the books.

Customized Books 2

Customized Books 2

Accessibility of Books • Place on an easel or flip chart • Page fluffers

Accessibility of Books • Place on an easel or flip chart • Page fluffers can be used to add spaces between each page for easy page turning 3

Accessibility of Books 4

Accessibility of Books 4

Durability • Take commercial books apart and laminate pages • Laminate home made books

Durability • Take commercial books apart and laminate pages • Laminate home made books • Use page protectors • Put all pages into a ring binder – creates ease for reading as the pages will stay open as you are telling the story • (Board books are ok for preschoolers and Kstudents only) 5

Activity: online resources • • Work in small groups Explore your assigned website about

Activity: online resources • • Work in small groups Explore your assigned website about books online Create a poster that includes: – Name and address of site – Description – Example – Skills needed to use resources – What age group would benefit from these resources? – Visual Put up your poster 6

Activity: Gallery Walk • Go to each poster about a website related to books

Activity: Gallery Walk • Go to each poster about a website related to books online • Take notes so that when the walk is over you have an idea of what resources are available to you as you support literacy development 7

Commercial Products 8

Commercial Products 8

Commercial Products 9

Commercial Products 9

Making a difference 10

Making a difference 10

Take time for personal reflection and action 11

Take time for personal reflection and action 11

Finishing up … 12

Finishing up … 12