As a publication offered through Oxford's Ace Centre, Richard Walters' in-depth guide to making your own talking books is written especially for those with no experience of multimedia creation. This guide covers the construction of books in TAG Software's HyperStudio. It also available for Microsoft's PowerPoint presentation software and Crick Software's Clicker. The guide includes step-by-step instructions on how to scan pictures, add symbols, record speech and put together a talking book. Fully illustrated with screen shots, these guides are useful for teachers, parents and professionals who want to give young people access to any story.

(Permission to post: 2/19/02 by ACE (Aiding Communication in Education)
Centre Advisory Trust, Oxford)

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1: Introduction
What is the purpose of this guide?
Why do we need talking books?
Before you start

 

2: Important! The copyright issue
Joint Industry Guidelines

 

3: Getting your resources together
Creating a folder for all your resources
Creating pictures for your talking book
Creating symbols for your talking book

 

4: Setting up a template for your talking book
Create a blank page for your template
Adding navigation buttons to your template
Adding a speaker button to your template
Save your template

 

 
5: Using the template to create your pages
Make a set of blank linked pages
Setting up the HyperStudio controls
Adding pictures to your pages
Adding symbols to your pages
Adding plain text your pages

 

6: Adding speech to your pages

 

7: Adding switch access
Connecting your switches
Adding keyboard or switch access

 

8: Getting creative with talking stories
 

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