My Talking Picture Board was developed by the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children and Little Bear Sees, to help children with cortical visual impairment (CVI) develop their vision skills. Children with CVI often have difficulty with two dimensional images and visual complexity. My Talking Picture Board allows you to adjust the complexity to make it appropriate for the child while offering practice in identifying two dimensional images.
Basic directions for use:
Start by opening up the Library.
Here you can create groups of images. Tap “Add Group” to add a group of pictures, and name the folder. Tap the folder to open it.
Tap “Add Item” to add an image to the group. Tap “Add Image” to browse for the image you want to add. Tap “Add Options” to choose if the image will play a sound, move, or both, when the image is touched. If you choose to have the image play a sound when the image is touched, record your sound/voice. Tap “Save” to finish.
Once you have all the images in your group, press “Play” to go to the Play screen.
The play screen has two modes: “Edit images” and “Set images”. It starts out in Edit mode where you can drag the desired thumbnails into the main area of the screen. You can then move the images around and pinch/zoom to resize them. Once you are satisfied with the layout, select “Set Images” from the top right button.
Now that the images are set, touch each image to activate the sound, movement or both (as determined in the Library). To make further changes, switch back to “Edit images” mode.
In the top menu bar, use the left drop-down menu to change the background, and use the right drop-down menu to switch between groups.
Play and enjoy!
If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.