IntelliPics StudioBy Magliocco, Carol; ConnSENSE Bulletin, Vol. 5, No. 1
Publication Date: March 2003
Article reviews IntelliPics Studio from Intellitools, which is a drawing, presentation, and authoring tool that can be used by students of all ages and abilities. The evaluator was somewhat apprehensive when confronted with the program’s written manual, since going back and forth from a written text and the computer was somewhat inconvenient. Despite the initial setback, she found that the program was well worth the effort, as the materials she created were very effective. IntelliPics Studio provided her with the opportunity to create applications with pediatric concepts such as size and numeric value, as well as slide shows that incorporated links from the web and video presentations. The author was even more impressed with the program’s ability to provide access to students with a variety of special needs. IntelliPics Studio allows the automatic generation of overlays, and offers built-in scanning for switch access. The program does have the potential to be an excellent addition to the classroom, yet the author suggests the inclusion of an interactive online tutorial to facilitate program setup.
Published by: ConnSENSE (Connecticut's Special Education Network for Software Evaluation) (Website:http://www.connsensebulletin.com)
NEAT (New England Assistive Technology) Marketplace (Web Site: http://www.neatmarketplace.org )
A.J. Pappanikou Center for Developmental Disabilities (Web Site: http://www.uconnucedd.org )
Connecticut Tech Act Project (Web Site: http://www.cttechact.com )
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