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Project Participate provides school-based teams with strategies to increase active participation of students with diverse needs in the classroom. Project Participate offers speech therapy, fine motor, homework, cerebral palsy, physical disabilities, AAC, augmentative communication, communication, socialization, life skills, switch, choice making, communication boards, low tech.

High-Tech How-To's

This section is a resource for assistive technology specialists and others who use technology to promote learning and the inclusion of students with disabilities in the school setting. Here you will find a collection of technical tips, step by step directions and fact sheets on a wide variety of software programs and adaptive hardware. To view these files, you must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer (Mac or PC). If you do not have Acrobat Reader 4.0 or higher please click here to download.

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Use the handouts in this section to expand your skills or train others but please remember, no part of these files may be reproduced, transmitted or distributed in any form for compensation of any kind, without prior written permission of Project Participate.

Ten Uses for Microsoft Paint
Download this handout and learn how to use Microsoft Paint, a simple program included with Windows, to quickly edit clip art or to create unique and original images for Overlay Maker, Clickit! IntelliPics, BoardMaker and any other application that uses graphics.

Cutting the Fat
Tired of fancy graphics crashing your machine and delaying the use of activities in the classroom? This handout describes simple ways to use Adobe Photoshop to create user-friendly graphics because overlays, BoardMaker boards, IntelliPics activities and PowerPoint slideshows always look better with eye-catching graphics that depict individual interests or curriculum.

Tips and Tricks for Using Digital Cameras and Scanners
Ready to add pictures or photos to custom learning activities? Download this handout before you start to learn basic but vital information for using digital equipment.

Single Switch Solutions for Secondary Students
Students with physical disabilities often use a single switch to write, communicate and participate in daily tasks. This handout lists fifteen ways a student can use a single switch to take part in social and academic activities at school.

Writing for ALL Subjects with the IntelliKeys
Custom overlays created with Overlay Maker for the IntelliKeys can be used by students in Middle and High school to complete class assignments and meet academic standards in classes from astronomy to history.  Download this handout and see how!

AUGCOMmon Sence
A communication device, no matter how expensive or complex, will not immediately enable students to voice their deepest dreams and desires.  Follow the common-sense suggestions on this handout to create a supportive environment for students learning AAC.

Using Boardmaker Symbols with Other Software
Boardmaker software from Mayer-Johnson includes a set of Picture Communication Symbols (PCS). This handout explains how to use the PCS with software including Overlay Maker, IntelliPics and Kid Pix.

ULTimate Reader Tips
This handout explains how to scan text or paste copy from the Internet into the ULTimate Reader talking word-processor.

Getting Connected
This handout explains how to connect simple single switch interfaces to the classroom computer to enable a single switch user to interact with IntelliPics software from IntelliTools, Inc.

IntelliPics Switch Basics
Use this handout to learn how to adjust the scanning features within IntelliPics Windows to promote independence and enable students to scan the picture palette with a single switch.

IntelliTalk 2 Switch Basics
This handout explains how to connect a single switch to the classroom computer through an adapted mouse, Don Johnston Switch single switch interface or IntelliKeys for use with IntelliTalk 2.

Making a Timeline with IntelliPics for Macs
This handout explains how to meet academic standards by designing and programming an interactive timeline with IntelliPics.

Talk is Cheap
Use this handout as a resource for inexpensive alternatives to high-price communication devices. Includes prices and manufacturer information.

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