Improved online learning resource launched for print disabled learners

Post date: 
Tuesday, 5 April 2016

A free online service that provides curriculum materials for children and young people with a print disability in the UK has been revamped.

RNIB Bookshare: UK education collection (formerly known as Load2Learn) provides curriculum materials to students who are unable to read print, including those with vision impairment or dyslexia. 
The new platform offers an increased number of book titles as well as new features such as reading apps and reading lists. Resources available include books, images and advice on how to adapt classroom materials.
RNIB partnered with tech company Benetech, a non-profit that empowers communities in need by creating scalable technology solutions, to launch RNIB Bookshare.

"We recognise the importance of providing accessible materials to students, at the same time as their peers. Education plays a momentous role in supporting inclusivity and independence for students, plus providing future employment opportunities, and we want to ensure that every child with a print disability in the UK has access to educational print materials. Working with RNIB, we believe we can make a real difference to students who struggle with standard print, and help them fulfil their academic potential," said Brad Turner, Vice President of Global Literacy at Benetech.

Neil Heslop, Managing Director at RNIB Solutions, said: “This partnership offers the potential to reach every student in the UK that struggles with standard print. It is so important that learners are able to access the books and textbooks they need when they need them.”

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