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CR-MWAC-08: Creating Adapted Books Using Google Tools

In this session, participants will be introduced to interactive accessible books and why access to literature is important to all students.  Topics covered will include: copyright requirements, adding images, image libraries, adding audio, recording apps and tools, and adding page turning. Students will receive an overview of the features of Google Slides and Google Drawing and be guided through a step by step process of how to use it to create an interactive accessible book.

Content Disclosure: Please note that this session is focused on Google Slides and Google Drawing, and there will be limited or no information provided about similar products or services.

Learning Objectives

  • First Learning Objective: Define one or more types of electronic accessible books.
  • Second Learning Objective: Describe one or more options for adding images in making accessible books.
  • Third Learning Objective: Describe one or more ways for adding audio in making accessible books. 
  • Fourth Learning Objective: Identify one or more of the steps to create an accessible book in Google Slides.
Mainstream & Web Accessible Technologies

Target Audience
Accessibility Professional; ADA Coordinator; AT Specialists; Alternative Media Specialist; Caregivers; Communication Specialist; Curriculum and Instruction; Educators; Occupational Therapists; Speech-Language Pathologists; Special Education Educators

Experience Level

Content Area
Professional Area

ATIA 2020 Conference Recording
This course was given at the ATIA 2020 Conference on Thursday, January 30, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Continuing Education Credits
For Satisfactory Completion and Continuing Education information, please visit: ATIA Online Education CEUs

Start date of ASHA CEUs offering: 4/1/2020
Type: ASHA
Number of ASHA CEU Hours: 1.0 Number of ASHA CEUs: 0.1

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

This course is also offered for the following CE Provider Credits:
For: 0.1 CEU Units.

Donna Wakefield
National Louis University
Dr. Wakefield is an Associate Professor at the National College of Education at National Louis University in Chicago, Il. She teaches graduate courses in language, literacy, assistive technology and differentiation. Her work focuses on children with exceptional learning needs. Her research interests include the portrayal of disabilities in children’s and young adult literature from both a literature viewpoint and a disability viewpoint and the use of technologies for individuals with exceptional learning needs. She has presented on making literacy and literature accessible to all by adapting literacy tools for individuals with special needs as well as the use of technologies in the classroom and the use of technologies with students with disabilities.
Relevant Financial Relationship: Yes
Donna Wakefield receives a salary from National Louis University, where she is an associate professor of special education
Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: Yes Donna Wakefield is a Google Certified Trainer.