This project was created during the "Assistive Technology for Education" course by Professor Susanna Pelagatti at the University of Pisa.
We want to to give the opportunity to discover Phaedrus' fables to as many students as possible. In order to guarantee consistency, we chose three of the most famous fables starring a fox.
Temple Grandin's Thinking in pictures inspired us: we chose a storytelling process based entirely on the Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Not only does it make the reading process easier, but it also allows autism spectrum students to understand the fable on several levels.
The website is designed to be used by adults and teenagers or by children helped by a parent or a supporting teacher.
This website uses the OpenDyslexic font in order to increase readability.
As just described, all the fables can be read using Alternative and Augmentative Communication and PECS symbols offered by SymWriter, specific for autistic people but usable by everyone.
The "Listen" step can be useful to blind students. Furthermore, the website is responsive and the text is scalable.
The "Watch" and the "Read" step can be useful to deaf students.
The PECS symbols have been created through the SymWriter. We used NounProject to get the icons. The logo has been designed by FSB.
The Latin texts we used are the original Phaedrus' Fabulae. The English and Italian texts are a simplified translation of the original, written by us.
The cartoons we chose have been taken from YouTube. We appealed to fair use. We are planning to develop the missing ones in Latin language.
The human voices were recorded by Camilla Commodaro (It), Sara Marani (En) and Clizia Cavaglioni (Lat).