PODD Alternative Access Resource

PODD Alternative Access Resource

Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display Communication Books

Alternative Access Templates (A4 Paper Version)


Alternative Access Templates USB Resource

Developed by Gayle Porter. Published and distributed by the Cerebral Palsy Education Centre

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 by page 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 Boardmaker® templates for all the pages and page options to make that PODD communication book. These generic templates are opened, customised and printed using Boardmaker® version 5 or later(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.


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What does the resource contain?

Templates to make 22 different Alternative Access PODD communication books*.

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 by page customisation for that PODD communication book. Read this file to assist you to select an appropriate communication book and customise the book to suit the individual’s communication requirements.
  • Detailed Construction files providing step-by-step instructions to select materials, print and construct that PODD communication book. A folder including Boardmaker® templates for all the pages and page options to make that PODD communication book. These generic templates are opened, customised and printed using Boardmaker® version 5 or later (not included).

Demonstration Videos

Videos are included to demonstrate the operational procedures for each access method. Video examples of direct and full models using a range of alternative methods are also included.


Minimum System Requirements

  • Boardmaker for Windows or Mac version 5 (or greater) for printing and customising the templates
  • Adobe Reader (free download)
  • USB

Workshops

For information about PODD Training Workshops, click here.

Enquiries

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For enquiries about PODD features and its applications, email Gayle Porter (Speech Pathologist): podd@cpec.org.au

For all other enquiries, contact Sue Kennedy (Business & Finance Manager): sue.kennedy@cpec.org.au / +613 9560 0700