The Numbers Hunt: iBook about Using a Monocular

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Elementary student standing outside in a jacket looking through a monocular while coding his long cane.

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 and Mobility Specialist, took pictures of Quinn as he located the various numbers. After the lesson, Quinn wrote about his activity using his iPad which he then used to make the Numbers Hunt book. Where did Quinn find the numbers? What were the numbers? Read his book to find out!

To Download Quinn's Book

  1. Download the free iBooks app on your iOS or Mac.
  2. Click on The Numbers Hunt. The book will download to your device.
  3. If using an iOS device, select Open in iBooks; If using a Mac, the book will be in Downloads. Select and Open in iBooks.

Want to follow Quinn on another O&M lesson? Check out his story about going to Shopko! (Link to Shopko iBook)

iBooks are fully accessible with VoiceOver on iOS devices and Mac computers. Read the story and answer Quinn's questions!

These books were created using the iBook Author app, a free application for Apple computers. iBook Author is currently the only book app that enables users to create accessible multiple choice questions. Learn more about iBook Author Application here.  

Comments

Posted by joanne DimechDec 07, 2017

This sounds very interesting. However would it be possible to have a similar version as a word document? Or something similar for those who do not have an Apple Computer? I'm supporting a student who is blind and he is still discovering things around him. He is only 3 years old and is so inquisitive. He is a new case to our mainstream school and we need all the support we can get to help him access the curriculum. Appreciate any suggestions and recommendations.
Joanne from Malta

Posted by Diane BraunerDec 11, 2017

iBooks, such as this Numbers Hunt iBook can be opened on any Apple device using the iBook app. If you have access to a Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, you are good to go. You can create iBooks using a book app - such as Book Creator - from your iPad.  There is an Android version of Book Creator that can also be used on Android devices and the epub books are opened in Google Play Books. Here is a post about Book Creator.

If educators/families will share epub books for Android devices, Paths to Technology is more than happy to include a section for Google Play Books!

 

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