Books Made Accessible
"A book that is shut is but a block." Thomas Fuller
Created for BC students with perceptual disabilities.
- Accessible Books are children’s picture books in accessible formats.
- Books are scanned and images added to accessible software.
- Text is recorded using digitized (human reader) or synthesized (computer speech) speech.
- The graphics, text and narration are then available for reading on computer or touch devices.
- The student uses assistive technology to access the books.
Books for the collection are chosen based on the following criteria:
- Comprehension enhanced through pictures.
- Recommended children’s literature.
- Curriculum content at early reading levels.
- Locally relevant content.
Watch an overview on creating an accessible book - What Is An Accessible Book.
Watch a demonstration of an accessible book - The Fishing Trip.
Higher level E-text materials
Higher level E-text materials are made available for students in British Columbia with visual impairments and with print disabilities through the Accessible Resource Centre for British Columbia, ARC-BC. Members of ARC-BC will find a large number of our Accessible Books available for immediate download from ARC-BC. For more information about borrowing and downloading, visit the ARC-BC repository at www.arc-bc.org.