Accessible Reading for World Book Day 2021

Posted by Kim Piff on Mar 4, 2021 1:33:24 PM

World Book Day is here again! A celebration of books, children’s literature and a wonderful way to promote the joys of reading.

The mission of World Book Day is to change lives through a love of books and shared reading. In 2021, the focus is to encourage parents, children and young people to spend just ten minutes a day sharing a story – to encourage a lifelong love of reading.

At Dolphin, we are keen to ensure that all children have the opportunity to read. When books and reading are accessible to all children - including children with visual impairments or who are neurodivergent - it means all children have the opportunities to share in the successes reading brings.

“Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator for success in life, more than family circumstances, educational background, or income.” 
Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development 

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Topics: Education, Individuals, SightLoss, VisualImpairment, AssistiveTechnology, Teachers, EasyReader, Reading

5 Positive Activities for 2021

Posted by Kim Piff on Jan 8, 2021 3:43:24 PM

At this time of year, it’s heartening to make plans for the future. Whether you learn something new, change things from the past or revisit activities you love but have lost along the way.

Taking time for yourself to do something you love or to try something new will benefit your wellbeing, your relationships and your outlook.

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Topics: Education, Individuals, VisualImpairment, AssistiveTechnology, AccessibleTechnology, Wellbeing

6 Tips To Make Word Processing Documents More Accessible

Posted by Mary Jo Barry on Sep 25, 2020 11:39:09 AM

Accessible Educational Materials Series Part II

Whether you’re part of a school or other organization and you need to get better at creating accessible content, this blog will arm you with a few new strategies to use right away, so you can create more accessible documents.

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Topics: Education, Organisation, SightLoss, Deafblind, VisualImpairment, AssistiveTechnology, Teachers, AccessibleTechnology, Blind

3 Easy Steps You Can Take To Deliver Accessible Education Materials in Your School or Classroom

Posted by Mary Jo Barry on Sep 14, 2020 4:54:16 PM

School Accessibility Series Part I

Question: How do we deliver alternative formats—accessible educational materials [AEM]—to students with disabilities in a timely manner?

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Topics: Education

Smartphones changed the way we work and live—Connect & Learn for education does that for students and schools!

Posted by Mary Jo Barry on Aug 27, 2020 3:33:50 PM

As an educator working with students who are visually impaired, you’re on the forefront of technology, you’re probably what the world views as an “early adopter.” But do you remember your very first smartphone? Do you remember holding that beautiful, probably expensive, piece of technology in your hot little hands? You explored with amazement all of the things you could do—get your email, surf the net, load your music and go to a place you’ve never driven without printing pages and pages of Mapquest directions. It was ALL in there, everything you needed and things you didn’t even know you needed but as it turns out, you did. And if that wasn’t enough, you could walk around with that fantastic, tiny, all-around tech solution in your pocket or purse. It changed your life, and with each new inventive app that’s released, probably continues to do that today. That’s the kind of pivotal technology your students need, and that’s what they get with Connect & Learn.

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Topics: Education, SuperNova

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

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.

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Topics: Education, SightLoss

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

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