Book Creator is one of the 8 district purchased tools and a great way for students and teachers to get creative in crafting digital books.
In Book Creator you can combine text, images, audio and video to create:
Recently, Book Creator added numerous accessibility improvements in their latest update. A few of their updates are:
Add Captions to video and Transcripts to Audio
Now you are able to auto-generate captions for videos that you add to Book Creator. Generate the captions and then manually edit them as needed. When recording audio, you can now add transcripts to your recording. Book Creator developed speech-to-text functionality in November 2017, but now they’ve supercharged it so you can dictate your text in 120 different languages.
Directions: Add Captions to Video
Directions: Generate a Transcript
Directions: Use Your Voice to Type the Words
Navigate using the Keyboard
These new features support those with vision impairments. Some people with hand tremors find using a mouse very difficult and therefore usually use a keyboard. Keyboard navigation can help those who have difficulty with the hand-eye coordination required for using a mouse, and also supports those who may struggle locating the pointer on a screen.
Improved Color Contrast
Updates have been made to make the screen easier to read. Fonts and images have been updated.
Read to Me Function
Read to me is a great feature that allows students to have books that are shared with them. Not only is the book read to them, but students can change the settings to have the speech rate changed, the page displayed changed, and have the book read in different voices and language.
For more information: intercom.help/bookcreator/en/articles/2398649-read-to-me-in-book-creator
What does this Mean for Education?
Equality. Inclusion. Differentiation. These are important considerations as technology becomes more and more prevalent in education, and we want to remain right at the forefront of accessibility in education. ~Dan Kemp, Book Creator Tools for School’s Marketing & Community Manager
Along with the added accessibility features, book creator has some other great features that add some amazing functionality to your books. A few of these features are autodraw, app smash, embed media, and insert audio to name a few.
Let us know what amazing things you've been doing with Book Creator to enhance creativity and provide accessibility for all students!
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