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Overlay Maker 3 for Intellikeys


Create an overlay to personalise an IntelliKeys keyboard for individual preferences

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 customised keyboard tool and communication device. With Overlay Maker 3 you can create an overlay to personalise a keyboard for individual preferences, such as size or colour 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.

Customise Overlays for Individual Students
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.

New! Faster than Ever to Customise Access!
Users of Overlay Maker 3 have always been able to produce overlays
for software programs that use keyboard commands. Now, with the new IntelliKeys Overlays for Popular Software, which provide ready-to-use overlays for popular programs, you can use Overlay Maker 3 to customise access to these programs more quickly than before. Programs in the Popular Software Overlays include:

-Inspiration, Kidspiration
-Co:Writer SOLO and Write:OutLoud SOLO
-America Online`s Instant Messenger
-Kurzweil 3000
-Apple`s iTunes and Safari
-Freedom Scientific`s WYNN and TestTalker

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 25 presets, and flip and rotate pictures on keys. You can also create activities for keyguard users with keyguard masks provided and view overlays in multiple ways, including Preview in IntelliKeys.

With Overlay Maker 3, you can also program five switches for IntelliSwitch.

Mac OS X Compatible, Fully Cross Platform
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
While its user interface has all the tools from its previous version, Overlay Maker 3 has much of the look and feel of IntelliTools Classroom Suite, including similar navigation and intergration with the IntelliTools Classroom Suite`s Make Overlay Wizard. In 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 Activities, Games
For teachers who want to create off-computer activities such as calendars, newsletters, game boards, lotto cards, dominoes, cut-and-fold dice/cubes, dot-to-dot games, flash cards, word puzzles, and more, Overlay Maker 3 provides templates users can easily customise.

Easier to Navigate
Both Macintosh and Windows users now have an easy way to navigate and organise their custom overlays, including the easy creation of folders and subfolders, with customisable icons and notes.

New Overlay Maker 3 Instant Activity Kits
These easy-to-use kits incorporate scaffolded writing and maths 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 Series 4 Communication Devices
Users of Overlay Maker 3 and IntelliTools Classroom Suite can now create an overlay with IntelliTools Classroom Suite and send it to the DynaVox 4 Series 4 Communication Device (either the DV4 or MT4), providing DynaVox users with access to IntelliTools Classroom activities. This exciting IntelliTools product combination provides a unique gateway to curriculum in the general education classroom for augmentative and alternative communication device users.

To Create Your Overlay

Design it! Create keys of any size and location. Once you`ve designed your overlay, decide what each key will do by typing in simple keystroke commands. Then name and save your overlay.

Print it! Print your overlay using a colour or black and white printer with legal size paper.

Use it! Select the Send Overlay command to send your overlay file to IntelliKeys. Now you`re ready to use your overlay with any program that responds to keyboard input.

To view a short demonstration of the features of Overlay Maker, email us at [email protected] with Email Subject: Overlay Maker 3 Demo