What is a talking eBook?
There is no reason that learning should not be fun and entertaining. And there is also no reason that entertainment cannot be educational. Taking this into account, Talking eBooks are a new educational tool for teachers and schools, the brainchild of Manitoba author Victor Epp. The DVD’s incorporate speech together with “follow along” text, allowing the listener to not only hear but also read the text of the story. What could be more fun than that? I can’t imagine putting out literature that is not accessible to all potential readers, whether they have reading, and visual or hearing disabilities. Talking eBooks levels the playing field, opening up learning and enjoyment to a wide audience. Talking eBooks also opens up the field to teachers and educators, speech pathologists and interveners, providing a useful tool in their arsenal.