iBooks

The iBooks section of Paths to Technology is a depository of iBooks – digital resources created by educators, family members and students. iBooks are interactive digital books that can include pictures, videos, music/sounds, accessible mathematical equations and more. These books incorporate all the built-in accessibility features of iOS devices, including Zoom, VoiceOver and VoiceOver paired with a refreshable braille display. iBooks can only be read on Apple devices. Read More

Ladybug image and text, "Ladybugs: Accessible ePub Book"

Ladybugs: ePub Book

Young readers will enjoy reading this short story about ladybugs. Learn how to quickly create ePub books!
Covers of two books: I Can (boy jumping) & My Glasses (pink glasses) and image from book: doll wearing glasses & holding a book.

More Digital Books for Early Readers

Creating 'triple-media' books for early readers: print, braille, auditory books!
Cover of a digital book titled Zoey the Dog. The title and a picture of a golden retriever puppy are on the cover.

Zoey the Dog: iBook

This third grade student created a digital book about her dog.
Cover of the digital book titled We Look. A young girl and a boy are holding large bottles of milk to feed a calf.

It Is All About Motivation

Learning kindergarten sight words in large print and braille using teacher-created ePub books.
Image of book cover with a red sports car and a small yellow school bus with text, "Things that Go"

Digital Books for Beginning Readers

These accessible books have predictable text and image descriptions - perfect for emerging readers!
Photo of a furry Yak with two horns and the text, "At the Zoo"

Using Technology to Support a Dual Media Learner

Adapting and customizing Kindergarten Reading Street program using Visiobook Orbit 20 paired with an iPad.
Photo of 6 year old Aeden tapping the iPad to turn the page in his  Pictello book.

Aedan: Introduction to the iPad and VoiceOver

Follow Aedan's journey as he learns to use an iPad with VoiceOver.

When Are You Purple?

Accessible iBook was created to explain the color purple to students with visual impairments.
A green forest with a tree trunk that is bent over the path.

When Are You Green?

Accessible iBook was created to explain the color green to students with visual impairments.
Screenshot from ebook with image of working area in a flower shop and text, "I have a plant maintenance job at Russo's Market."

Crossing Over Boundaries: O&M

O&M resources are more than just tactile maps - check out this digital book/pdf that reinforces O&M concepts for a vocational student.
Black line drawing of a square house with text, "Welcome to Wyatt's House by Stephanie Bissonette."

Welcome to Wyatt's House: O&M lesson

Using Pictello, an iPad, the P.I.A.F. and braille to create an O&M book for a 2 year old child who is totally blind child.
Image: Cover of an iBook, Titled "My Technology”, with images of an iPad, laptop and video magnifier

My technology iBook

An iBook created by a student to share with her teacher and class about the technology she uses to access her the regular ed. curriculum.
Image of a desk top.

My Desk: iBook

Accessible iBook about what the writer does at his or her desk.
Adult zebra with two baby zebras and the text, "Animals".

Animals: iBook

An accessible iBook about animals and where they live.
Folded long cane with text, "The shaft has 4 sections that allow me to fold my cane when I am not using it."

My Long Cane Book

Help peers learn about a long cane used by students with visual impairments through this free children's book!
Cover of the Clouds iBook with the text, "Clouds, by Lindsey Lanier".

Clouds: iBook and Activity

Use this accessible iBook to introduce students to different types of clouds.
Screenshot of the iBook cover, 'A Day at the Beach' by Lindsey Lanier

A Day at the Beach: iBook and Tactile book

Download this free, accessible beach experience book!
Image of book cover with the text, Tough Boris by Men Fox, illustrated by Kathryn Brown.

Tough Boris Audiobook

Tough Boris is a mean, greedy old pirate - tough as nails, through and through. Or is he? You will love this richly adapted version of the book!
American flag in the background with soldiers running and Statue of Liberty.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier: iBook

Learn all about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the soldiers who guard it!
Fingers typing on a braille display beside an iPad displaying Cody's O&M Book.

Brian: Learning to Answer Questions using a braille display

Blind high school student with multiple disabilities learning how to answer multiple choice questions in iBooks using an iPad and braille display.

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