Your Questions answered
What does the term 'print disability' mean?
- Sight loss
- Cognitive learning disabilities such as Dyslexia, Autism or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- A physical disability, such as an inability to hold or manipulate a book, or who are unable to focus or move their eyes to the extent that would normally be acceptable for reading.
Is RNIB Bookshare only for education?
Yes, it is designed to be accessed by learners and the educators who support them so the majority of titles are education titles. We do however have a significant number of fiction titles available as well, because reading just helps with education. So, in subjects such as English, History and Geography being able to read any book is educational.
How many titles does RNIB Bookshare now have?
Right now, we have 395,926 titles. You can sit and watch the counter changing as more titles are added by fantastic publishers all the time . In 2016 we had just 12,000 titles!
Do you support all age groups?
Is this available to teachers and lecturers as well as students?
Yes, there are two main aspects to RNIB Bookshare:
- A staff member can download books on behalf of their learner, where they require support.
- Learners can download books independently.
What are the various methods we can read titles on RNIB Bookshare?
- Read with an iPad
- Read with audio
- Use a Braille display
- Read on a Kindle
- Read on an Android device
- Read on a PC
- Read a modified physical book
Can I get help with access equipment?
Additionally RNIB offer grants to registered blind or partially sighted people for useful technology that can help them live independently.