AAC, AT, Families, Inclusion, Literacy, UDL

Accessible Books Launcher

by Samuel Sennott

Do you have enough books?  Would you like some more?  How about links out to over a thousand books?  Here is a books launcher that was presented as part of the ISAAC 2008 pre-conference presentation I collaborated on with Caroline Ramsey Musselwhite titled, Writing Books for Beginning Readers . . . and Using Them to Support Real Reading.

Download the accessible-books-launcher in PDF Format

Link to a Two Switch Step Scan Capable Online Version

If you enjoy this resource and have other book websites, please email them to me at

As I am writing this post, I am at ISAAC at a presentation by Carole Goossens and it is so confirming to see her presenting on this same concept of using the launcher.  There really is something to using this framework.  While this particular launcher is meant as a teacher tool, look for big releases for this school year that are focused on independent student use.


August 7, 2008 - Posted by | Special Education | , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Hi Sam. This launcher is awesome! It’s very practical, and I’m sure it will get plenty of use here in BC. I’ll certainly be helping to spread the word. A wiki offers a wonderful way to create a launcher.

    I wonder if you meant to include UDL Editions. It would be a terrific addition.


    Comment by paulhami | August 10, 2008 | Reply

  2. Another site with books:

    Comment by Juanita | August 11, 2008 | Reply

  3. Paul, Yes, look for an extensive back to school pack for early September! It would be great to speak to you about this. Considering UDL editions, it seems that overlay maker or some sort of assignable switch interface would be very helpful. Also, Discover Pro/Envoy and Switch XS panels could be something to consider. Talk to you soon.

    Juanita, Good call. I will add another section of bookseller type sites. Thanks.



    Comment by alltogether | August 11, 2008 | Reply

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