iBooks

The iBooks section of Paths to Technology is a depository of iBooks – digital resources created by educators, family members and students. iBooks are interactive digital books that can include pictures, videos, music/sounds, accessible mathematical equations and more. These books incorporate all the built-in accessibility features of iOS devices, including Zoom, VoiceOver and VoiceOver paired with a refreshable braille display. iBooks can only be read on Apple devices. Read More

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Cody's Favorite LOGOs iBook

Cody, a high school student with multiple disabilities due to a traumatic brain injury (TBI), is learning to visually identify and name fast food signs in his community. Like many TBI students, Cody...
Elementary student standing outside in a jacket looking through a monocular while coding his long cane.

The Numbers Hunt: iBook about Using a Monocular

Quinn, an elementary student with low vision, goes on a fun Numbers Hunt. This exciting O&M lesson included using a monocular to read house addresses along his route. Jane, Quinn's Orientation...
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Book Creator App to iBooks

The Book Creator app is one of my favorite apps to use for students of all developmental levels with Visual Impairments. For students with visual impairments who are integrated into the general...
drawing of a beach, water and sky above.

The Beach iBook

This iBook is about going to the beach!  Using high contrast images and sounds, the writer talks about playing in the sand, laughing with friends, and throwing the frisbee!  See more iBooks created...
Photo of waitress standing behind the counter at a coffee shop.

Using VoiceOver with Book Creator: A Blind Student's Experience

As a part of one of my secondary student's summer school assignment, one of she created the first half of an iBook about her community mobility based field trip to the local coffees shop using the...
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When Are You Blue?

This iBook delves into the color BLUE! Using bright colored images and sounds, the book describes blue as the color for "Calm and Sadness" and uses different subjects that are blue including the...
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When Are You Yellow?

This iBook delves into the color YELLOW! Using bright colored images and sounds, the book describes Yellow as "Bright and Happy" and uses different identifiers that are yellow such as the sun,...
Old fashion one room school house.

After School I: iBook

This simple iBook is about after school activities. Each page has a clear image of an item from an activity the student does after school along with sounds that accompanies the image. See more iBooks...
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Adapting iBooks for Children with Multiple Disabilities: Book Creator App

Recently I wanted to begin creating my own iBooks for some of my students with multiple disabilities who also had good use of their functional vision.  I decided to use the Book Creator app since it...
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My Birthday

In this iBook, the writer describes events that happen on their birthday. For each page, there is an image and text describing what they do on their birthday, from laughing with pals to blowing out...
Cinderella in her blue gown with sparkles and her name in the background.

Cinderella: iBook

In this iBook, the characters from the famous Disney book "Cinderella" are identified with their images and sounds that go along with the image. Readers are introduced to Prince Charming, Gus, Fairy...
ABC in bright colors.

The Alphabet Sound: iBook

In this iBook, each page has a letter of the alphabet iwith a corresponding object starting with that letter and a sound clip associated with the picture. For example, a Cow is shown for the letter C...
Mastering the Mac with VoiceOver iBook cover.

Mastering the Mac with VoiceOver: Free iBook

Do you want to learn how to use VoiceOver on a Mac?  Here is a free iBook that helps VoiceOver users move from the iPhone or iPad to a Mac! The book walks the non-technical user through each skill...
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Open Bookshare book on iPad in iBooks - EPUB Beta feature

Bookshare and EPUB: a great combo! Why EPUB? Getting EPUB through Bookshare opens up new options. We know it is not one size fits all when it comes to technology and our students. Each student...
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Book Creator App: Create Your Own Accessible Books on iOS, Android and Windows Tablets

Book Creator is a simple way to create e-books, right on your tablet!  Add text, pictures, video and music, and even record your own voice.  Choose a pen tool and draw or annotate on your book....

How to Read Math Expressions with VoiceOver on an IOS Device

In this post, you will learn how students can access math materials digitally on an IOS device such as an iPhone or iPad using the built in VoiceOver screen reader.  Your student will need the...
An accessible teacher-made iBook about Shark's teeth.

Shark's Teeth: iBook

Learn all about shark's teeth with this accessible iBook!  This teacher-made book includes fun facts, a cartoon video about sharks, and an accessible quiz.  Be sure to check out the glossary terms!  ...
An accessible iBook about Loggerhead Turtles.

Loggerhead Turtles: iBook

This is an educational, fun iBook about Loggerhead Turtles.  This teacher-made book includes fun facts, a video of Loggerhead turtles digging out of their nest and crawling out towards the ocean, and...
Cody standing at the front door of Sheetz Gas Station.

Cody went to Sheetz: iBook

Cody, a high school student with traumatic brain injury (TBI), uses an iBook to retell his Sheetz Gas Station O&M lesson.  One of Cody's IEP goals is to be able to retell an event in order with...
Pizza Hut, Domino's, KFC, McDonald's, Burger King and Subway logos

Cody: Learning Life Skills through Technology

Cody is a delightful high school student who is learning functional, daily living skills.  Cody is very social, is very willing to work hard, and loves to go on trips into the community.  Due to his...

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