These activities are designed to be used with a Braille display. The Dolch Word Lists are presented in both random and alphabetical order. When a Dolch word has a contraction it is also presented and spelled out. The user moves to the left or right arrow in Book Creator with either a Space+Dot 1 chord or a Space+Dot 4 chord. All of the words in the Literary Braille Code activities are presented contracted and then spelled out.
The cursor will land at the bottom of the text field when the user moves to the text with a Space+Dot 1 chord, the Rotor should be set to Containers and the user should then enter a Space+Dot 3 chord to move to the beginning of the text.
Birds, Jack, Musical Instruments, Nursery Rhymes, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Little Red Hen & Three Billy Goats Gruff
None of these files have an “enter” in the body of the text. Because an “enter” is not present everything is read when the user moves to the text.
The user can move through these files using the following options:
- The Switch2Scan Interface from Pretorian Technologies is a VoiceOver enabled switch interface. This device is made by Pretorian Technologies and sold by Inclusive Technologies in the United States. https://www.inclusivetlc.com/switch2scan One to four switches can be used with this interface device. This device also has a mode that enables it work with switch adapted apps.
- A Braille display can be used. Space+Dot 1 chord will move back and Space+Dot 4 will move forward.
- A Bluetooth keyboard can be used. Use VO-Left Arrow to move back and VO-Right Arrow to move forward.
Concept Development Questions
Navigate through this file with a Bluetooth keyboard, a Braille keyboard, an iPad VoiceOver Controller, or Gestures. Set the Rotor to Containers to efficiently navigate through this file. This file should be navigated in the same way as the Dolch Word List and the Literary Braille Code file.
Activities with Sound Files
Birds, Musical Instruments, and Trains contain sound files. All of the sound files have been placed in the same location so that they can be tactually labeled. X: 760, Y: 603