National Cued Speech Association

iBooks - Cued Speech


The National Cued Speech Association (NCSA) presents iBooks, cued versions of classic children’s books.

The NCSA mission is to champion language, communication and literacy for children who are deaf and hard of hearing through the use of Cued Speech. The iBook Project was supported by our donors to increase literacy and make classic children's books accessible to children who are deaf and hard of hearing. These classic books are presented with beautiful illustrations, in text, and with cued videos of the actual text. Cued Speech users will be able to have the book 'read' to them by fluent cuers. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did producing it.

The following books are available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iPad, and with iTunes on your computer. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iPad. Books with interactive features may work best on an iPad. iBooks on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.


FREE download! (Cued Speech version)
Note: For iPads only, not iPhones.

Alice in Wonderland

iBook, Video & illustrations

Edited by Steve and Ella Scher
Narrated by Debbie West
Illustrated by Kersey Barrett-Tormey

Sponsored by Barry and Olga Scher

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FREE download! (Cued Speech version)
Note: For iPads only, not iPhones.

Hansel and Gretel

iBook, Video & illustrations

Edited by Elizabeth Seal
Narrated by Angela Laptewicz
Illustrated by Jessica Rodrigue

Dan Clark (NC) is a native cuer from North Carolina and the book illustrator.

Sponsored by Whatever it Takes, Inc. (Ascension Parish, LA)

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FREE download! (Cued Speech version)
Note: For iPads only, not iPhones.

The Little Red Riding Hood

iBook, Video & illustrations

Adapted by Steven Scher and Lola Scher

Steven is a native cuer from Maryland and the parent of three deaf children, all of whom use Cued Speech. His daughter Lola co-wrote the adaptation of the book.

Dan Clark (NC) is a native cuer from North Carolina and the book illustrator.

Cueing by Jill Burress (Rochester, NY)

This book was sponsored by Anne and John Huffman (Chicago, IL).

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FREE download! (Cued Speech version)
Note: For iPads only, not iPhones.

Snow White

iBook, Video & illustrations

Adapted by Elizabeth Seal

Elizabeth is a native cuer from Maine.

Dan Clark is a native cuer from North Carolina and the book illustrator.

Cueing by Angela Laptewicz (Elizabeth’s sister) of Fairfax, VA.

This book is sponsored by Barbara Caldwell (CA) and Stanley and Eileen Cornett (MD)

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FREE download! (Cued Speech version)
Note: For iPads only, not iPhones.

The Three Little Pigs - An Adaptation

iBook, Video & illustrations

Adapted by Simon D. Roffé

Simon Roffé is a native cuer who grew up in Maryland and currently lives in New York City.

Dan Clark is a native cuer from North Carolina and the book illustrator.

Cueing by Deborah Gargano West of Silver Spring, MD.

This book is sponsored by Joan and Stanley Rupert (CA).

Download from iTunes »

FREE download! (Cued Speech version)
Note: For iPads only, not iPhones.

I Have a Special Grandma

iBook, Video & illustrations

Written by Peggy McGlone (Fredericksburg, VA), parent of native cuer Amy McGlone.

Cueing by Ashley Elder of Greensboro, NC.

This book is sponsored by Whatever It Takes, Inc. (Ascension Parish, LA)

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