Get the best of RNIB's reading services with the EasyReader app

Post date: 
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Easyreader app being used to view RNIB Overdrive on a smartphone

The EasyReader app is a new way to enjoy RNIB’s Talking Books, talking newspapers and accessible school curriculum content.

Created by assistive technology developer Dolphin, the app will allow you to browse and download content from three different RNIB reading services:

  • RNIB Talking Books (currently available through RNIB Overdrive)
  • RNIB Newsagent
  • RNIB Bookshare’s Education Collection.

EasyReader is available on both iOS and Android devices.

RNIB worked with Dolphin to ensure the app is tailored to readers with a visual impairment or dyslexia. The app offers a simple interface and access to downloaded content in one place, on a smartphone or tablet.

Watch a brief demonstration on how to download books with the EasyReader app

How to start reading on the app

All you need to do to start accessing a wealth of literature, news and educational materials is to:

  • downloading the EasyReader app
  • have an account with RNIB.

If you’re already registered on RNIB Overdrive, RNIB Newsagent or RNIB Bookshare, then you can use the same login details to access content on the EasyReader app.

New users can create an account with RNIB by calling our Helpline on 0303 123 9999.  

Download the app

Get the EasyReader app from the iOS App Store or the Google Play store.

Noel Duffy, Dolphin CEO, said: “We are so pleased to welcome RNIB Overdrive to the portfolio of accessible libraries available on the EasyReader app. We’re proud to help readers with low vision or blindness read millions of books and newspapers with our free app.”

Alison Long, RNIB Senior Manager for Consumer Services, said: “We’re delighted to work with Dolphin on this project. Their EasyReader app is making it easier than ever before for people with sight loss to enjoy the latest bestsellers, wherever and whenever they want to”.

For more information about the EasyReader app, visit Dolphin’s website.