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Creating A Bookworm with Mantis Q40, Chameleon 20, and Bookshare

August 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Description:Combining either the Mantis Q40 or the Chameleon 20 with books from Bookshare equates to a portable book fair in your students’ backpack. Attend this webinar and learn how to not only utilize Bookshare for accessing books, but also how to download and navigate electronic books using either of the two new braille display devices from APH. 

Instructors: Joe HodgeSoftware Quality Assurance Analyst at APH;Emily Nostro, Collection Development Specialist / Teacher of Visually Impaired / Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist at Bookshare; Cecilia Robinson from TX School for the Blind Outreach

Primary Core or ECC Area:  Assistive Technology

Target Audience: Teachers, Assistive Technology Professionals, Parents 

Pre-requisite knowledge:  None 

Lesson Plan Goal:The participant will identify how the Mantis Q40, Chameleon 20, and Bookshare can be used by students to access textbooks, bestsellers, children’s books, career resources and more.  

 Learning Objectives: Participants will identify at least three ways students with visual impairments develop literacy skills; Participants will compare and contrast four ways to access electronic books on the Mantis Q40 and the Chameleon 20; Participants will identify four commands used to navigate a book on the Mantis Q40 and Chameleon 20; Participants will name four benefits of refreshable braille and touch cursors when reading electronic books; Participants will list at least three strategies for searching for books using Bookshare; Participants will explain the process of requesting a new title for the Bookshare collection. 

Materials Needed:   Navigation Commands – Mantis Q40 and Chameleon 20 

Collect CEUs: CEUs are only available for the live presentation at this time. To collect CEUs, please listen for the opening and closing codes during the live session and send these, along with your first and last name, to outreach@aph.org and a certificate will be emailed to you the following week. 


August 14, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT