Special Stories User Guide

1. Introduction


This guide is for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users. We have another guide for Android users.

Special Stories is an app for the Apple® iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®. With it, you can create your own stories with text, pictures and sound. You can read and listen to your stories, print them to any AirPrint-enabled printer, and share them with friends and family. Special Stories can be used to complement our Special Words and Special Numbers apps, and you can transfer pictures, sounds and text directly between Special Stories and Special Words.

You can use Special Stories in many ways, including:

You can create as many stories as you wish, and update them again later. Each story can have any number of pages, and each page can have a photo (or any other image), up to 60 seconds of sound you record, and several lines of text. A choice of large and small text sizes, in an easy to read font, allows for either single words and short phrases or longer sentences.

Special Stories has a simple and uncluttered interface for reading and listening to stories, making it suitable for use by children and adults with ASD, Down syndrome, poor fine motor skills, hearing impairment and other learning difficulties. For those who are unable to use a touch screen, but who can operate switches, the app can be used with 1 or 2 Bluetooth-connected adaptive switches.

The easy to use facilities for creating and updating stories are summarised in the included Quick Start Guide, and explained in more detail in this User Guide. As well as reading your stories in Special Stories, and transferring them to Special Words, you can also open them in iBooks, or email them as EPUB or PDF files.

The user interface and Quick Start Guide are provided in English, Albanian, Catalan, Croatian, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian, but the app can be used to create stories in any language.

Most of the screenshots in this User Guide show Special Stories running on an iPhone rather than an iPad (just because the images for the iPhone are smaller), but everything described applies equally to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, except where stated otherwise. Depending on the version of iOS your device is running, the style of some of the objects on the screen may vary slightly from those shown here, but the behaviour will be the same.

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