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Free accessible textbooks for learners with a visual impairment, dyslexia, autism or ADD

Posted by Stella Broster on Aug 13, 2019 1:47:25 PM

Free Accessible Textbooks for Students with Disabilities

Do your learners struggle to access the curriculum? Would the students and pupils you support benefit from accessible textbooks? Do they struggle with reading print materials? Do you need talking eBook editions of textbooks?

RNIB Bookshare and the EasyReader app can help.

RNIB Bookshare is the RNIB's free UK education collection for print-disabled learners. You may not be aware, but this collection is not just for readers with a visual impairment, sight loss or blindness. Your students can also use it if they have a cognitive learning disability, such as:

  • Dyslexia
  • Autism
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

Webinar: Free Accessible Textbooks for Disabled Students

Reading audio or talking textbooks has delivered proven results for pupils of all ages. RNIB BookShare hosts more than 250,000 textbooks in electronic formats, and access to this huge resource is free for British schools, colleges and universities supporting print disabled learners. When used with the free EasyReader app students with disabilities can browse, download and read textbooks in the way that best suits their learning style and disability.

This short webinar is co-hosted by RNIB Bookshare and Dolphin, and attendees will learn:

  • Which students can use RNIB Bookshare
  • What textbooks are available
  • Ways to join RNIB Bookshare
  • How to use the free EasyReader app
  • How to access RNIB Bookshare using EasyReader

Register here: Wednesday 25th September 2019 (London)

Webinar: EasyReader Q&A with PDF Demo

This webinar is ideal for anyone that is already familiar with EasyReader and RNIB Bookshare. We will answer any questions on EasyReader and will also demonstrate how learners with ADHD, ASD, dyslexia, partial sight or blindness can access and read PDF titles that are available in the RNIB UK education collection. Attendees can:

  • Discover additional features of EasyReader
  • Ask questions about EasyReader for iOS and Android
  • Learn how to:
    • find and open a PDF text in EasyReader
    • read the PDF with print layout, text view or VoiceOver
    • choose the best reading approach for individual readers

Register here: Wednesday 16th October 2019 (London)

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