Working for People with Sight Loss

Free Reading App designed for students with Print Disabilities

Press Release for Immediate Release – Thursday 18th October 2018

Today, Thursday 18th of October 2018, the NCBI welcomed the launch of the EasyReader App designed by Assistive Technology Specialists, Dolphin Computer Access in collaboration with NCBI Library Access Services. The EasyReader App brings together the world’s largest accessible book collection of over 600,000 titles.

The app hosts accessible collections from Libraries across the globe and students in Ireland have instant access to books from NCBI Overdrive, RNIB Bookshare and Bookshare USA.

Speaking at the launch of the EasyReader App, Lina Kouzi, NCBI Library Access Services Manager said: ‘At NCBI, we are passionate about making books accessible, and we are committed to providing the best service to our students in higher education in Ireland. The launch of the EasyReader App coupled with the transposition of the Marrakesh Treaty has empowered the NCBI Library to provide and facilitate an excellent accessible service to our students who have struggled in the past with access.

Students with dyslexia can now read with dyslexia friendly fonts. Vision impaired readers can expand the text on their screens, adjusting colour and contrast. Blind readers can access Braille ready files and audio MP3 recordings as well as DAISY Books. All of this is done through the EasyReader App.’

A short video on the EasyReader App can be found below:

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For more information with regard to the EasyReader app, Contact: [email protected], Ph: 01 8642266