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Dolphin Computer Access Announces Free EasyReader App for Talking Books developed with RNIB

UK assistive technology developer, Dolphin Computer Access, has worked with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to enable blind and partially sighted people to access the charity’s Talking Books library using Dolphin’s EasyReader app, completely free of charge.

Alongside a comprehensive list of book and newspaper suppliers, people with sight loss can now browse, borrow and download talking books from the RNIB’s library on their smartphone or tablet using the charity’s Overdrive platform with EasyReader.

EasyReader has been specifically designed for readers with blindness, a visual impairment or dyslexia. The EasyReader app offers RNIB users one simple interface and access to all of their downloaded content in one place, on their choice of mobile device. Available on both iOS and Android devices, EasyReader opens up a world of possibilities for reading at home or on the move.

The addition of RNIB’s Talking Books library to EasyReader means that customers can now access three RNIB services – Talking Books, RNIB Newsagent and RNIB Bookshare’s Education Collection – on one app instead of having to use three different websites.

Noel Duffy, Dolphin CEO, said “We are so pleased to welcome RNIB Overdrive 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 Senior Manager for Consumer 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 on Dolphin’s EasyReader app, visit.

See our ‘Meet EasyReader for Overdrive’ video here

Millions of blind, partially-sighted and dyslexic people across the globe have chosen Dolphin products for their personal and professional use. We empower users with all degrees of sight loss, computer skills and reading ability, through our Windows software and free apps including SuperNova, Guide, EasyReader and EasyConverter. Dolphin is the only specialist software house producing accessibility solutions for individuals, organisations and those in education. Founded in 1986, this UK-owned company is now a global market leader with over 50 staff worldwide. We support an international community of users from our Worcester HQ and offices in New Jersey, USA and Falköping, Sweden. Visit the website to find out more.

We are the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). Every six minutes, someone in the UK begins to lose their sight. RNIB is taking a stand against exclusion, inequality and isolation to create a world without barriers where people with sight loss can lead full lives. A different world where society values blind and partially sighted people not for the disabilities they’ve overcome, but for the people they are.

RNIB. See differently. Call the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 or visit

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NOTES TO EDITOR:

For more information on Dolphin’s EasyReader app, visit.

For more information on RNIB’s Overdrive platform, visit.

To discuss this press release contact

Stella Broster, Communications & Campaigns Manager, Dolphin –  (0)1905 754 577 or Press Office, RNIB – 020 7391 2223.