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BuildAbility Software

A new version of the user-friendly authoring tool for creating multimedia activities
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1 CD

5 CDs

BuildAbility Software

A new version of the user-friendly authoring tool for creating multimedia activities

Build a project quickly by
• Drawing or adding a picture,
• Writing text,
• Recording sound and
• Setting page transitions.

The one-click toolbar lets you add the next graphic, text, sound, movie, your voice, student voices and the single switch option.
BuildAbility Software

Your students will love your creations! Share your activities easily with other teachers and parents by using the free player.

Print projects for off-computer activities. Great for reading, writing and math activities. Build lessons that correspond to general curriculum topics. Teach students to create their own presentations, too.

Get started with more than 20 literacy activities created by Caroline Musselwhite, Patti Rea and other literacy experts.

Emerging readers get literacy experience while learning switch use
Developing readers are exposed to a wide range of literacy experiences
All students have age-appropriate literacy activities that build knowledge
Teachers can build libraries of reading material

Individualized activities motivate students

Because it is so fast, you can create instant lessons or books with students sitting right there. Tie in topics that students are learning, to build background knowledge. Easily include students’ own drawings, their own experiences, voices or photos of familiar people and surroundings taken with a digital camera.

Multimedia books reinforce early literacy learning

BuildAbility engages young students with movement. Drawmation technology remembers each stroke you make on a page – where it started, how it was drawn and when it ended. Then, the story dramatically unfolds when the pages are redrawn as students read. When you create a book in BuildAbility, story text is automatically read aloud and highlighted, helping students attend to words. BuildAbility books can be adapted versions of what the general class is reading, ‘how-to’ books on completing daily tasks or about any topic.

Create a library of single switch activities

All BuildAbility activities you create are easily single switch ready. Select when you want students to press their switch or click the mouse to proceed to the next sequence. The next sequence can be a page turn or continuing action on the page. Go from cause-and-effect to language rich, age-appropriate activities.

Teacher support
• Three training modules composed with BuildAbility – Included!
• Story Selector for student access to sample stories – Included!
• Learning materials – Included!
• 100+ photos, sounds and movies – Included!

System Requirements

• Operating System: Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP
• Minimum RAM: 128 MB RAM
• Minimum Processor: Pentium II 350 MHz or equivalent
• Hard Drive Space Required: 100 MB hard drive space
• Sound Card: DirectX compatible
• Microphone built-in or external
• Operating System: OS X 10.2 or higher
• Minimum RAM: 128 MB RAM
• Hard Drive Space Required: 100 MB hard drive space
• Microphone built-in or external

Age ranges:
• All Ages

Fosters development in the areas of:
• Early concepts
• Literacy
• Switch use
• Resource preparation
• Cause-and-effect

• Mouse/ Trackball/ Joystick
• Touchscreen
• Single Switch

BuildAbility Software

1 CD
5 CDs

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