Dolphin Launches a FREE Accessible Reading App For Blind, Low Vision & Dyslexic Readers

Dolphin Computer Access celebrate their 30th Anniversary Launching a
FREE Accessible iOS Reading App for Blind, Low Vision & Dyslexic Readers

Leading assistive technology specialists Dolphin Computer Access celebrate their 30th anniversary this month by launching a FREE accessible reading app for blind, low vision and dyslexic readers across the globe. The EasyReader app for iPhone and iPad users is immediately available to download from the iTunes app store and empowers millions of blind, partially sighted and dyslexic readers to browse and read accessible talking books and newspapers.

EasyReader has been specifically designed for readers with a vision or print impairment and, unlike other mainstream reading apps, has no restrictions to accessibility. Low vision readers can make their book’s text as large as their sight requires; adjusting colours, highlights and contrast to suit. Blind readers can ‘add speech’ to books and newspapers which have no inbuilt narration or choose from 100,000s of audio books available immediately. Readers with dyslexia can read with dyslexia friendly fonts and colours with perfectly synchronised text and audio.

The launch of the EasyReader app brings together the world’s largest collection of accessible books and newspaper services. Unique in offering direct and effortless access to 21 digital libraries serving print impaired people across 70 countries, EasyReader includes access to popular accessible library services including Bookshare®, NFB-NEWSLINE®, RNIB Bookshare, Legimus, NLB and Vision Australia.

“As a thank you to our customers and partners worldwide from the last 30 years, we’re delighted to release EasyReader – bringing our free accessible reading app to a global audience,” said Noel Duffy, Managing Director at Dolphin Computer Access.

“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.”

EasyReader for iOS is the latest in Dolphin’s 30 years of innovating accessibility solutions for people with vision impairments. Early Dolphin innovations included Hal for DOS and the Apollo synthesiser – a software screen reader that ‘spoke’ through a hardware synthesiser. Available in more than 30 languages, this popular combination quickly became established as the industry leader across the globe.


Accessible reading apps for Windows & iOS:

  • Designed for readers with dyslexia, low vision or blindness
  • Choose for Windows or iOS (plus Android coming soon)
  • Direct access to browse & read from more than 20 accessible libraries
  • Listen AND read with synchronised text and audio
  • Choose colours, text size and highlights to suit your reading preferences

A better way to read!

Dolphin EasyReader for Windows

Accessible reading app for dyslexia, low vision & blindness

  • Supports Windows 7, 8.1 & 10, tablet, laptop and desktop computers
  • Browse and read millions of books and newspapers
  • Listen and read with synchronised text and audio
  • Choose colours, text size and highlights to suit your reading preferences
  • Instant and direct access to 15 international accessible book libraries
  • Compatible with screen readers for anyone with visual impairments
  • Proven results for learners with dyslexia and other reading difficulties
  • Buying Options: download & buy online; or buy multi-user licences from Dolphin or your local Dealer.

Why Choose EasyReader for Windows?

Play, Read and Follow with Synchronised Text & Audio

Reading a Pleasure
Hate reading?  Not any more!  EasyReader makes reading a pleasure.  No more struggling or straining to read the small print.  Relax as EasyReader plays your book aloud; follow as the text appears on screen, perfectly synchronised for total comfort.

Designed for Dyslexia with Proven Results!

Read with your Ears!
Listen to your books, newspapers and wider learning materials.  Synchronised audio and highlighted text focusses your attention and builds your understanding. If your book doesn’t come with audio, EasyReader can play with your choice of human sounding voices.

Proven 71% Improvement in Reading!
The UK Department for Education’s Accessible Resources Pilot found that 71% of dyslexic students improved with their reading, thanks to synchronised text and audio book access.

Total Control
Just like other audio devices, EasyReader puts in total control.  Rewind. Pause. Slow the voice speed to a pace that suits you. Headphones or loud and proud!

Dyslexia Friendly Fonts and Colours
Choose from a range of dyslexia friendly fonts and colours that suit you. Tweak the text size, letter spacing, line spacing, margins and more, so that sentences don’t blur together.

Fully Accessible for Students with Visual Impairments

Keyboard Accessible
Universally accessible, EasyReader can be controlled directly from the keyboard.  Use the handy shortcut keys to skip directly to parts of your book or within EasyReader.  EasyReader is compatible with both SuperNova and JAWs screen readers.

Zoom in and Out
Need the book text larger?  Zoom in for larger, crystal clear text in a font that works for you.

High Contrast Colours
Ensure reading is always comfortable – choose high contrast colours that suit your sight.  Add a text highlighting in an additional colour and you’ll never miss a word!

Instant Access to the Largest Supply of Textbooks

Millions of Textbooks at Your Fingertips
Thanks to EasyReader’s direct access to more than 15 libraries, there are thousands of titles to choose from.  Plus they’re all fully accessible!  Browse by title, author, genre and more.

Direct, Hassle-Free Access to your Favourite Book Libraries
Access books fast and direct from your favourite book libraries.  No more scouring websites.  No juggling files from one location to another.  Browse and read books from:

  • MTM Legimus (Sweden)
  • Inläsningstjänst AB (Sweden)
  • NLB (Norway)
  • Nota (Denmark)
  • NLS BARD (US)
  • Bookshare® (US)
  • Load2Learn (UK)
  • CNIB (Canada)
  • Vision Australia (Australia)
  • Passend Lezen (The Netherlands)
  • Anderslezen (Belgium)
  • SBS (Switzerland)
  • KDD (Czech Republic)
  • ePubBooks (All languages)
  • Project Gutenberg (All languages)

Newspapers and Magazines too!
Access magazines and newspapers too.  Browse and read from:

  • RNIB NTNM (UK)
  • MTM Taltidningar (Sweden)
  • NFB-NEWSLINE (US)
  • NKL (Finland)

Reads Almost Anything!
Why stop with books?  EasyReader will read most things, including your Word documents.  Or copy and paste text from anywhere and EasyReader will read it back to you, complete with synchronised text and audio.  Let EasyReader take the strain!

Windows Tablet, Laptop or Desktop – Choose the best device for your student
Choose the Windows device that best suits your student and their studies.  Laptop, tablet or desktop, EasyReader works with them all.


Dolphin EasyReader for iOS

FREE accessible reading app for dyslexia, low vision & blindness

A better way to read!

  • Designed for readers with dyslexia & visual impairments
  • Direct access to browse & download from your favourite libraries inc Bookshare, Legimus, Vision Australia, RNIB Bookshare & more
  • Subscribe & read newspapers with NFB-NEWSLINE, RNIB NTNM, MTM & more
  • Copy text from anywhere on your phone & hear EasyReader announce it
  • Read with your ears & eyes with perfectly synchronised text & audio
  • Play audio books or add a human sounding voice to text only titles
  • Choose colours, text size and highlights to suit your visual needs
  • Fully compatible with Voiceover
  • Free Dolphin Account – Sync your books & settings across multiple devices (coming soon)
  • Organisation looking to develop your own accessible reading app?

Why Choose EasyReader for iOS?

Made for Readers with Visual Impairments:

Text as BIG as you need it!
Unlike other mainstream reading apps, there’s no restriction with EasyReader.  Make your books’ text as big as your eyes require. Zoom in with a standard 2 finger pinch or make fine adjustments with the simple sliders. Plus there’s never any blury text or fuzzy fonts. Your books’ words are always crystal clear and always easy on the eye.

Every book – accessible
100,000s of audio book instantly accessible.  Login to your favourite library, browse and get reading.  Book or title with no inbuilt narration?  No problem – add speech with a range of natural sysnthesiers to choose from.

Effortless Navigation
With EasyReader there’s no endless scrolling and no getting lost. Jump directly to the chapter, page or bookmark you’re looking for. Or search for a specific word or phrase.

Use VoiceOver?
We do too! EasyReader is fully compatible with Apple’s integrated screen reader. So accessibility is intuitive from the off!

 

Designed for Dyslexia:

Read with your ears
Listen to books, newspapers and text read aloud.  Synchronised audio and the highlighted words focusses your attention and develops your understanding. If your book doesn’t come with audio, EasyReader can  add narration for you. Copy text from anywhere on your phone and listen to EasyReader announce it. Record your own spoken bookmarks and skip back to them in seconds.

Dyslexia friendly fonts & colours
Change your book’s text to a font and colour that works for you. Or choose a preset scheme. Boost the text size and line spacing.  Add a synchronised highlight that follows as EasyReader reads aloud.

Total control
Just like other any other audio app, EasyReader puts you in total control.  Rewind. Pause. Slow the book reading speed to a pace that suits you. Choose headphones or read loud and proud!

Proven 71% improvement in reading!
Reading to learn?  The Accessible Resources Pilot found that 71% of dyslexic students improved with their reading, thanks to synchronised text and audio book access.

 

The Largest Collection of Accessible Books & Newspaper Services:

Millions of accessible books available in an instant!
Experience direct and effortless access to 16 accessible book libraries from around the world (and more are coming soon.) There’s no ‘tricky’ library websites to navigate.  Just one simple app to access all your favourite accessible book libraries. Login once and then let EasyReader do all the hardwork for you. Browse by genre, author, title or search for a specific title. Download in seconds and you’re ready to read.

Already a library member but don’t like their app?
Try EasyReader instead – it’s free, fully accessible and always intutitve. Many of the libraries also agree and we’re working with a number of library partners to help them develop their own library app that’s powered by EasyReader.

Your favourite newspaper, direct to your phone
Login to your accessible newspaper service just once, and EasyReader will deliver your favourite local, national or international newspaper, direct to your phone or tablet.

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