How to make the most of RNIB's Talking Books and newspapers

Post date: 
Friday, 20 March 2020
Easyreader app being used to view RNIB Overdrive on a smartphone

Reading is important to all of us.

If you’re struggling to read because of your sight, we’ve got plenty of solutions to help, whatever your tastes and reading preferences. We’ve put together some information and guides to help you get started.

The free EasyReader app is a great 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 (now available through RNIB Reading Services online library)

  • 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 vision impairment or dyslexia. The app offers a simple interface and access to downloaded content in one place, on a smartphone or tablet.

Watch a short video on accessing RNIB Reading Services with EasyReader

How to start reading on the app

Download the Getting Started transcript

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

  • download the EasyReader app

  • have an account with RNIB

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

Step by step guide

Here you can download a step by step guide to help you get started with RNIB Reading Services and EasyReader on a smartphone, laptop or desktop computer.

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 Reading Services 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 Head of Consumer and Business 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.