They’ve Introduced An Exciting New Feature to their EasyReader for iOS and Android App

 

You can now open books from sources other than accessible libraries – from the web, cloud storage, emails or those already stored on your phone or tablet – bringing you more ways to read than ever before.

Previously, app users would need to have an account with an accessible library in order to browse, search, download and read books. Unfortunately not all accessible libraries are linked with EasyReader meaning that some countries and languages aren’t represented and, similarly, not all print impaired people have an accessible library account.

The new import feature means you can read DAISY, Epub & text titles that you find outside of EasyReader’s extensive library collection. 

From your Apps – Open books or documents directly from your favourite apps including Files (ioS), My Files (Android), WhatsApp, DropBox, & OneDrive.  Select the file and pick the ‘Open in’ menu. Choose ‘Copy to EasyReader’ and you’re ready to read.

In email Attachments – Open DAISY, Epub or text files attached to email.

On the Web – Download and read books that you discover online.

iOS users can also:

  • Convert their documents created in the Pages app to the Epub format and open them with EasyReader. 
  • Drag and Drop books into EasyReader’s ‘My Books’ on their iPad.

Android users can also open DAISY, Epub or text files on their SD card. 

Don’t forget, you can also copy text from anywhere on your phone & hear EasyReader announce it.


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, TalkBack and Voice Assistant

    Free Dolphin Account – Sync your books & settings across multiple devices (coming soon)

    Online Help available in a variety of languages

    Organisation looking to develop your own accessible reading app?


 

Made for Readers with Visual Impairments:Book being read on an iPhone using a blue colour scheme

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 blurry 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 or TalkBack?

We do too! EasyReader is fully compatible with both Apple and Android integrated screen readers. So accessibility is intuitive from the off! 

 


Designed for Dyslexia:A large range of text, background and highlight colours

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:EasyReader on a iphone showing a variety of books in the My Books screen

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.

 

 

 


Features:

Audio Books – Just How You Like them!

Playback with Synchronised Highlighting

Follow along as EasyReader reads your book with highlighted text, perfectly synchronised with the book’s audio. Use the play button to start and pause reading or for convenience, a two finger tap. EasyReader plays your book using either the human narration included or, if it’s a text only book, EasyReader can add speech; skip forward or rewind; pause; or adjust the reading speed to suit you.

Huge Choice of Reading Voices

Your EasyReader app gives you immediate access to all the voices bundled on your phone.  Choose your favourite and use that voice to add speech to a text-only book, read your newspaper or announce outloud text you’ve copied to your clipboard. Looking for something that sounds a bit different?  No problem.  Buy a voice in-app; there are dozens to choose from in dozens of languages.

Pronunciaton Lists

If your favourite voice announces a word incorrectly, you can train it do better next time. EasyReader’s Pronunciation feature lets you teach EasyReader how to say that word correctly – ideal for lesser known towns, or experts reading books with specialist vocabulary.


Text Fonts, Colours, Sizes and Spacing Blue green

Adjust how your book looks so reading is always comfortable.  EasyReader’s intitutive touchscreen gestures are perfect for making changes on the fly. Or use EasyReader’s text settings option to make specific tweaks:

Text size

Need large print?  No problem.  You can make the book or newspaper text as large as you need it.  When your eyes start to tire, pinch to zoom on the touchscreen and increase the text size.

Colours

Select one of the pre-made colour themes designed users with varying visual requirements from high contrast for partial sight through to low visual stress, for people with dyslexia.  Or create your own colour scheme selecting colours for the text, background, sentence highlight and word highlight.

Fonts

Stick with your book’s font or pick one that suits your sight. EasyReader includes a range of popular and dyslexia friendly fonts. Adjust the letter and line spacing to ensure the text is easy to read. 

 

 


Book NavigationExample of book navigation

Skipping through your new book is effortless, thanks to EasyReader’s intuitive search and navigation features:

Play, Pause, Next & Previous

Starting or stopping your book couldn’t be simpler. Tap the play or pause button or tap anywhere on screen. Next and Previous buttons skip you forward or backward.  You can even adjust how far you skip using the navigation mode feature. Use the progress slider to fast forward or rewind with ease.

Headings and Pages

Jump to a specific page or chapter in your book with EasyReaders’ simple Book Navigation options.

Add a bookmark

If you want to return to a page in your book, add a bookmark!  Write a note or record your spoken thoughts as an audio note. Search or quicky jump back to your bookmarks at anytime.

Search

Looking for a specific word or phrase?  Type your term in the handy search bar and EasyReader will open a list of all instances of that phrase. Make your selection and EasyReader will jump you directly to that location in your book. 

Sleep Timer

Add a timer and EasyReader will automatically stop your book’s playback after the amount of time you set.


A Better Way to Access your Favourite Book Library

Enjoy direct access to browse, download and read from your preferred accessible book libraries. You’ll only ever need them once, but don’t forget to have your library login details handy!

  • Bookshare® (US)
  • RNIB Bookshare (previously know as Load2Learn) (UK)
  • CELA (Canada)
  • Legimus (Sweden)
  • Inläsningstjänst AB (Sweden)
  • NLB (Norway)
  • Nota (Denmark)
  • Vision Australia (Australia)
  • Passend Lezen (The Netherlands)
  • Anderslezen (Belgium)
  • SBS (Switzerland)
  • KDD (Czech Republic)
  • DZDN (Poland)
  • LKF (Russia)
  • ePubBooks (All languages, no login required)
  • Project Gutenberg (All languages, no login required)

More than just books…Example of my newspapers

Newspapers – fully accessible and delivered to your phone

Subscribe to an accessible newspaper service?  Login just once and EasyReader will deliver your favourite local, national or international newspaper directly to your phone or tablet. The following newspaper services are supported:

  • Bookshare® Periodicals (US)
  • NFB-NEWSLINE® (US)
  • RNIB Newsagent (UK)
  • MTM Taltidningar (Sweden)
  • NKL (Finland)
  • Passend Lezen (The Netherlands)
  • ATZ (Germany)

Copy & Read Text

Copy text from anywhere on your phone or tablet and EasyReader will read it aloud for you.  Add the words to ‘My Clipboard Text’ and press play.  EasyReader will anounce the text using your device’s inbuilt speech sysnthesiser. Stop, pause, skip forward, alter the text fonts, size, colours and audio settings – you have the same bespoke control with your clipboard texts as a fully published audio book.  Plus you can add, save and delete as many Clipboard texts as you need.


Explore EasyReader

My books screen with number 1 to 6 labelledEverything about EasyReader is intuitive and easy to use.  And because EasyReader is all about reading, you’ll find you use My Books and the book reader the most:  

My Books

My Books is what it says – a list of your downloaded or available book titles:

1. Book Cover – Tap to open the book.

2. Side Menu – Find a new book or newspaper to read from a library or open a clipboard text to read.

3. Search – Search your My Books list for a title you have already downloaded.

4. List/Tile View – Choose to display your My Books list as either a list or as tiles.

5. Sort – Sort your My Books list by title, autor or most recently read.

6. Book Information – Find information about the book, such as the title, author, format, size and a synopsis.


Book Reader

The Reader screen with labels marked 1 to 9This is where your book appears and includes a number of options to browse or read in comfort:

1. Side Menu – Find a different book or newspaper to read from a library or open a clipboard text to read.

2. Search – Search for a word or phrase in the book.

3. Text settings – Change text settings, including the font, text size, spacing, colours and more.

4. Audio Settings – Change audio settings, including the voice, reading speed, pronunciation and more.

5. Book Navigation – Open a list of headings, page numbers and bookmarks.

6. Navigation Mode – Choose how far the previous and next buttons skip in the book.

7. Play – Play and pause the reading voice. Use the Next and Previous buttons either side to skip forward and backwards.

8. Sleep TImer – Set a timer for EasyReader to stop reading after 15, 30, 45 or 60 minutes.

9. Add Bookmark – Add text or recorded notes to remind you about particular sections of the book.

 

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