PODD Alternative Access (A4 Version)

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A new version of Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) offering an alternative method of access. This software helps create a wide range of communication books to suit varying communication, language and sensory requirements.

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These PODD Alternative Access templates are designed for individuals who:

  • have physical challenges directly pointing to sufficient symbols to meet their communication and language requirements
  • can see the picture symbols and manage the visual complexity of a whole page to locate the symbol they require.

Included in this resource are templates to make 22 different Alternative Access PODD communication books with a range of vocabulary and language complexity for individuals to use:

  • Direct eye-gaze access
  • Partner-assisted visual scanning access
  • Eye-gaze plus partner-assisted visual scanning combination access
  • Direct pointing plus partner-assisted visual scanning combination access
  • Colour coded column plus partner-assisted visual scanning access
  • Coded access

Included in the folders for each communication book are:

  • A detailed Information file describing the target population, access options, language, page layout, navigation, optional pages and page bypage customisation for that PODD communication book.
  • Detailed Construction files providing step-by-step instructions to select materials, print and construct that PODD communication book.
  • A folder including BoardmakerĀ® templates for all the pages and page options to make that PODD communication book. These generic templates are opened, customised and printed using Boardmaker 6 (not included).
  • Videos to demonstrate the operational procedures for using each access method. Video examples of direct and full models using a range of alternative methods are also included.
  • The book, Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) communication books by Gayle Porter (2017), in pdf file format.

System requirements:

  • Boardmaker 6 - for printing and customising the templates.
  • Adobe Reader.
  • USB.