Free reading app launched for blind, partially sighted and dyslexic people
Tuesday, 11 July 2017
Assistive technology specialists, Dolphin Computer Access, celebrate their 30th anniversary this month by launching a free accessible iOS reading app.
The EasyReader app for iPhone and iPad aims to empower blind, partially sighted and dyslexic readers to browse and read accessible talking books and newspapers from across the globe. It is fully compatible with iOS Voiceover and iOS supported braille displays.
The app brings together the world’s largest collection of accessible books and newspaper services. It offers access to 21 digital libraries serving print impaired people worldwide, including Bookshare, NFB Newsline, RNIB Bookshare, Legimus, NLB and Vision Australia.
Partially sighted readers can make their book’s text as large as their sight requires; adjusting colours, highlights and contrast to suit. Readers with dyslexia can read with dyslexia friendly fonts and colours. All readers can choose from 100,000s of audio books available immediately.
“We’re passionate about people’s right to read and are committed to improving access to books and newspapers for people who are unable to use other channels. Technology has changed immensely since we first started and this is a 30 year milestone that we can all be proud of. We remain at the forefront of accessibility development and will continue to do so,” said Noel Duffy, Managing Director at Dolphin Computer Access.
EasyReader for Android is set for release late summer 2017.