Free accessible textbooks for learners with Dyslexia, Autism or ADD

Posted by Stella Broster on Apr 25, 2019 12:05:30 PM

If you have identified ways that the students and pupils you support struggle to access the curriculum - and think that they might benefit from accessible textbooks - the RNIB Bookshare together with the Dolphin EasyReader app can help.

The Dolphin EasyReader app will help reduce difficulties which some pupils might experience when reading printed materials, whether this is caused by visual impairments or neuro diverse learning needs - and it works with the RNIB Bookshare Education Collection - a library that offers talking eBook editions of thousands of textbooks - for students of all ages. 

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Topics: Education

The EAA will make products and services more accessible

Posted by Stella Broster on Mar 26, 2019 11:25:37 AM
On 13th March, the European Parliament approved the European Accessibility Act to make key commercial products and services more accessible for people living with a disability.

Which products and services?

The new directive sets out the common standards that need to be achieved, and outlines what needs to become more accessible, such as ticketing machines, ATMs, PCS, smartphones, banking services, eReaders and eBooks, eCommerce services and transport services.
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Topics: Organisation, Individuals

10 Questions to Help Advise a Senior New to Sight Loss

Posted by Stella Broster on Mar 13, 2019 3:25:19 PM


According to the RNIB "every day 250 people start to lose their sight in the UK. As of 2015, more than two million people in the UK are living with sight loss that is severe enough to have a significant impact on their daily lives, such as not being able to drive".

Clearly, as we get older one of the main conditions that can affect us is problems with eye health. Sight loss can be frightening and confusing at first and this sometimes leads to self-isolation or depression, particularly if combined with other age-related health conditions.

In addition, senior people might find their social circle shrinking, which can result in a feeling of loneliness that might compound their physical problems and mental health issues. It is important to understand that there is lots of help and support out there - which can have a really positive impact on wellbeing, communication and mental health - as well as guidance on how to deal with the practical and medical aspects of sight loss. 

Assistive technology can help people adapt to their changing sight requirements, and there are lots of options available, even for those with no previous experience of computers. Complete this simple questionnaire and we will help you identify the technology to help empower people experiencing sight loss to regain their confidence and continue to live life to the full. 

Support seniors with sight loss? Need to identify their technology needs?  Download our FREE questionnaire

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Topics: Organisation, Individuals, SightLoss

Top 5 Tips to Help a VI Senior Take the Leap with Tech

Posted by Stella Broster on Mar 13, 2019 2:23:40 PM

Sight loss affects people of all ages, but as we get older we are increasingly likely to experience sight loss. Almost 1.5 million people aged 65-84, and a further 580,000 aged 85 and over, are living with sight loss in the UK.

Assistive technology is one crucial way for older people to stay living well, safely and happily at home, yet they can be nervous to try new technology and quick to give up if it seems challenging to use.

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Topics: Individuals, SightLoss

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