Read with Dolphin EasyReader
Dolphin Easyreader, is a great easy to use accessible reading app, as a well-known assistive technology provider, it provides a really nice, easy experience for learners with print disabilities downloading and reading accessibly.
What is EasyReader?
EasyReader is a reading app produced by Dolphin. It runs on both Apple and Android devices. It provides a simple and accessible way to search for, download and play books from RNIB Bookshare on a smartphone or tablet. It’s available to download for free from both the Apple app store and the Google Play Store to your smartphone or tablet.
EasyReader provides access to a number of online libraries around the world. In the UK you can access RNIB Bookshare for accessible curriculum materials and RNIB Reading Services for leisure reading (for blind and partially sighted people), Project Gutenberg and Bookshare International. Apart from Project Gutenberg, you need account details to log into these different libraries.
Download Dolphin EasyReader App
- Download for iPad/phone on Apple App Store
- Download for Android on Google Play
- Download for Android on Amazon App Store
Installing and setting up
Firstly, create a free account with Dolphin from within the app. You can do this with an email address and password (this is different to your RNIB Bookshare log in).
Your Dolphin EasyReader account allows you to read on different devices without losing your place. EasyReader works very well with Voiceover and Talkback. You can use Voiceover and Talkback gestures to find and activate options.
Now select RNIB Bookshare from the list of libraries and log in using your RNIB Bookshare username and password. You can now search for the title you need or find it if it’s in your Reading list or History.
EasyReader will automatically select the file format for the title you select, and will open the file in EasyReader's accessible E-reader. You can personalise it to your own font/colour/size reading preferences.
Try a Webinar
We regularly host free online training webinars to help you get the most out of using EasyReader with RNIB Bookshare. They are usually around 30 minutes long, so they're just as quick and easy as using the app!
Dates for the Autumn term
- 14th September at 1pm
- 23rd September at 3pm
- 14th October at 1pm
- 2nd November at 3pm
- 25th November at 1pm
Find out about RNIB Bookshare and Dolphin EasyReader Webinars.
Find out more
Got some questions, here are some Dolphin have already answered; Q&A about DolphinEasyReader.