Accessible Books

Pictello App from Assistiveware

Create and share visual social stories and schedules with this app for iOS. Adding your own pictures, videos and recordings to stories you create makes it easier to share information while building literacy skills, as well as confidence in storytelling.

Tar Heel Reader

Tar Heel Reader has a collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics. Each book can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces, including touch screens, the IntelliKeys with custom overlays, and 1 to 3 switches.

From the SET-BC website page on Accessible Books:
  • Accessible books are children’s picture books in alternate formats.
  • Books are scanned and images added using accessible software such as Clicker 6 or iOS apps such as Pictello.
  • Text is recorded using digitized (human) or synthesized (computer) speech.
  • The graphics, text and narration are then available for reading on computers or tablets.
  • The student reads the accessible book using the accessible software or iOS app that created it.