In the past I have completed several blogs about the Book Creator app. However, about six months ago the developers created a web based version for Chrome.
The creation of the books follows the same flow shared on the App
The web based version offers two account options: A student account and a teacher account that can be linked together with a shareable code:
The web version of book creator is free.
There is a paid version that you can choose to purchase that includes collaboration tools for teachers and team members
It runs on all devices in the Chrome Web Browser.
In the teacher account the following features exist:
Import a PDF from another storage space
Combine separate books into one without impacting the individual books (if you are creating a collective classroom book of individual student’s work, for example)
Export as E-books or online with a private shareable link
Collaborate among other team members (for the paid version)
YouTube Video Features of the Teacher Account can viewed at the link below:
In the student account, the following features exist:
Student accounts can see the same books that teachers have shared with them using the share code the teacher sends to them.
Students can combine books, copy books and import books from different
They can download the book as an e-Book
Read the Book from the desk top as well.
YouTube Video Features of the Student Account can viewed at the link below:
Accessibility for People with Visual Impairments:
This is where we are going to need more experimentation (and more blogs).
I experimented using the the accessibility features on my Chrome Book. I was able to do the following:
Magnify the screen to 2x-3x. However, I would like to use this with my students that use ZoomText to see how they work together with that software.
Change the Contrast to White On Black
With ChromeVox, I was able to navigate the website of the Book Creator website only. It didn’t actually read the text in the book itself (which is a common accessibility problem for web based digital books). On the app Voice Over reads the text in the book to the student.
Current Barriers for Web Version:
Not having an accessible way for book text to be read by screen reader (Chrome Vox).
My Two Cents:
The web version of Book Creator is ideal for individuals with low vision who can use the embedded accessibility features on a computer or low vision software such as ZoomText. For students who require screen reading features, I would say the app version on iOS is a much better option.