Open a New World of Functionality
If you use
IntelliKeys, you'll love the newly upgraded Overlay Maker 3
and its ability to transform IntelliKeys into a customized keyboard
tool and communication device. With Overlay Maker 3 you can
create an overlay to personalize a keyboard for individual
preferences, such as size or color of keys. Or you can program keys
for specific functionality, such as shortcuts to applications,
email, or the Internet.
Create Overlays for Student Activities
You can create custom overlays for any activity made with
IntelliTools Classroom Suite and its tools, IntelliPics
Studio 3, IntelliMathics 3, and IntelliTalk 3.
These programs will create the keys for your overlays, which you can
edit and print with Overlay Maker 3. For the first time, your
students will have a bridge to curriculum activities with built-in
answer-tracking and reporting of their performance.
Customize Overlays for Individual
Once you've created an activity, it's easy to make several versions
of the overlay to meet the needs of different children. You can add
or delete keys, or view as pictures, pictures and text, or text
alone. Overlays can be as simple as a single key or as complex as
120 keys. Keys can perform basic actions such as inserting text or
graphics into a document. They can also perform complex actions such
as launching a series of multimedia images complete with animation
and recorded sound.
Access Most Software or the Internet
Use Overlay Maker 3 to create overlays to access software
programs that use keyboard commands. Use it, for example, with
outlining programs such as Inspiration® or to design overlays to
launch email or access your favorite Web sites.
New Features with Overlay Maker 3
Easier to Use
New overlay templates make authoring quicker and easier. Plus, users
can insert common image files directly into keys-including JPEG,
GIF, PICT, and WMF files, make transparent keys, apply background
pictures, define switch content by selecting one of 15 presets, and
flip and rotate pictures on keys.
• Mac OS X Compatible, Fully Cross
Now a native Mac OS X application, Overlay Maker 3 is also
cross platform, meaning the same file can be opened and used in both
Windows and Macintosh environments (no converter needed).
• Tighter Integration with
IntelliTools Classroom Suite
Now when using the Make Overlay function, users can preview sample
layouts and select specific keys to include in the overlay, speeding
the process for making overlays for activities. Users also have more
flexibility in repositioning keys and working with keyguards,
simplifying overlay creation.
• Templates for Making Off–Computer
For teachers who create off-computer activities such as calendars,
newsletters, game boards, cut-and-fold dice/cubes, dot-to-dot games,
flash cards, word puzzles, and more, Overlay Maker 3 provides
templates users can easily customize.
• Easier to Navigate
Both Macintosh and Windows users now have an easy way to navigate
and organize their custom overlays, including the easy creation of
folders and subfolders, with customizable icons and notes.
• New Overlay
Maker 3 Instant Activity Kits
These easy-to-use kits incorporate scaffolded writing and math
curriculum activities with overlays, IntelliTools Classroom Suite
activities, templates for customizing, and tutorials.
• Auto Access to Boardmaker™ Symbols
Overlay Maker 3 now offers direct and seamless access to
Boardmaker symbol libraries that are previously installed, meaning
the user will no longer need to have both applications open or to
copy and paste.
• Link IntelliTools Classroom Suite
and DynaVox 4
Users of Overlay Maker 3 and IntelliTools Classroom Suite
can now create an overlay for IntelliTools Classroom Suite
and send it to the DynaVox 4, providing DynaVox users with access to
IntelliTools Classroom activities. This exciting IntelliTool
product combination provides a unique gateway to curriculum in the
general education classroom for augmentative and alternative
communication device users.