How to make the most of RNIB's Talking Books and newspapers – RNIB

A guide to making the most of RNIB's Talking Books, our audio book plater for blind and partially sighted users
Reading is important to all of us.
If you’re struggling to read because of your sight, we’ve got plenty of solutions to help, whatever your tastes and reading preferences. We’ve put together some information and guides to help you get started.
The free EasyReader app is a great way to enjoy RNIB’s Talking Books, talking newspapers and accessible school curriculum content.
Created by assistive technology developer Dolphin, the app will allow you to browse and download content from three different RNIB reading services:
EasyReader is available on both iOS and Android devices.
RNIB worked with Dolphin to ensure the app is tailored to readers with a vision impairment or dyslexia. The app offers a simple interface and access to downloaded content in one place, on a smartphone or tablet.
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All you need to do to start accessing a wealth of literature, news and educational materials is to:
If you’re already registered on RNIB Reading Services, RNIB Newsagent or RNIB Bookshare, then you can use the same login details to access content on the EasyReader app.
The video below shows how you can get started.
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Here you can download a step by step guide to help you get started with RNIB Reading Services and EasyReader on a smartphone, laptop or desktop computer.
Download the step by step guide
New users can create an account with RNIB by calling our Helpline on 0303 123 9999.
Get the EasyReader app from the iOS App Store or the Google Play store.
Noel Duffy, Dolphin CEO, said: “We are so pleased to welcome RNIB Reading Services to the portfolio of accessible libraries available on the EasyReader app. We’re proud to help readers with low vision or blindness read millions of books and newspapers with our free app.”
Alison Long, RNIB Head of Consumer and Business Services, said: “We’re delighted to work with Dolphin on this project. Their EasyReader app is making it easier than ever before for people with sight loss to enjoy the latest bestsellers, wherever and whenever they want to”.
For more information about the EasyReader app, visit Dolphin’s website.
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