Dolphin EasyReader

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Thursday, February 27, 2020
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Description of App

EasyReader is a FREE accessible reading app for readers with dyslexia, low vision or blindness. Browse & download from the World's largest collection of talking book and newspaper libraries. Open your own DAISY, Epub or text books. Or copy text from anywhere on your phone & hear EasyReader read it back to you. Experience perfectly synchronized text & audio. Or for text only titles, EasyReader can add a human sounding voice of your choice. Boost comfort or contrast - choose colours, text size and highlights to suit your visual needs.

Make your books' text as big as your eyes require. Unlike other mainstream reading apps, there's no restriction with EasyReader. Zoom in with a standard 2 finger pinch or make fine adjustments with the simple sliders. There's never any blurry text or fuzzy fonts - your books' words are always crystal clear and always easy on the eye.

Navigate your books or newspapers by skipping directly to specific pages or headings. Search your book for words or phrases. Add text bookmarks or record your own audio bookmarks and return to them with ease.

EasyReader is fully optimized for use with iOS VoiceOver and iOS supported Braille displays.

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“I love this app! This is a great tool for struggling readers. The best thing of all is that it is FREE! This allows my students to read the highlighted text, stop & start it, & bookmark text. I just love it. 10 stars! “ ~ ReadwithMaryMc

“Our son was diagnosed with a learning disability and was struggling to read well. EasyReader has taken home reading to a more pleasurable experience for everyone. Our son now enjoys reading books and understands what he’s reading. We can’t thank you enough for the access to a free app like this. Thank you from our family” ~ happypeterfamily

"Just for your info, EasyReader rocks. :-) I have been using it to access stuff on NFB Newsline." ~ Joseph Weakland

"Yes, this is a wonderful app for low vision people! I can now enjoy the latest books & keep up to date on the news! Thank you so much for your generosity. You. 'English' are the best!” ~ Anna, Canada

"New EasyReader app from #Dolphin is a breath of fresh air in accessing #RNIB Talking books and Newspapers and magazine for blind and partially sighted people. So much content to consume via my ears! " ~ @Chr1sLew1s on Twitter.

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EasyReader connects directly to World's largest collection of accessible book libraries with 100,000s of titles:

- Anderslezen (Belgium)

- ATZ newspapers (German)

- AVH Éole (France)

- Bookshare® (US)

- Bookshare Ireland (Ireland)

- CBB (Netherlands)

- CELA (Canada)

- dzb lesen (Germany)

- DZDN (Poland)

- ePubBooks (All languages, no login required)

- Inläsningstjänst AB (Sweden)

- KDD (Czech Republic)

- Legimus (Sweden)

- Libro Parlato (Italy)

- LKF (Russia)

- NBH Hamburg (Germany)

- NCBI OverDrive (Ireland)

- NLB (Norway)

- Nota (Denmark)

- Oogvereniging (Netherlands)

- Passend Lezen (Netherlands)

- Pratsam Demo (Finland)

- Project Gutenberg (All languages, no login required)

- RNIB Reading Services (UK)

- RNIB Overdrive (UK)

- RNIB Bookshare (UK)

- SBS (Switzerland)

- Vereniging Onbeperkt Lezen (Netherlands)

- Vision Australia (Australia)

Or access newspaper services from:

- Bookshare® Periodicals (US)

- MTM Taltidningar (Sweden)

- NFB-NEWSLINE® (US)

- NKL (Finland)

- Passend Lezen (Netherlands)

- RNIB Newsagent (UK)

- UICI (Italy)- UICI (Italy)

** Important Information**

A login is required for the majority of the accessible book libraries that EasyReader connects to. Please contact the libraries directly to arrange your login. Books that are protected by DRM (including those purchased via Kindle and iBooks) are not compatible with EasyReader.

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Privacy Policy: https://yourdolphin.com/privacy

EULA: https://yourdolphin.com/page?id=113

Version

2.7

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

No

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

iOS Version

13.3.1

Accessibility Comments

you can choose to read with VoiceOver or any other voices already on your device, and you can buy more for use specifically within the EasyReader app. This app was designed with VoiceOver and large print in mind so it is completely accessible.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Developer's Twitter Username

@yourdolphin

Recommendations

6 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Portland Chris 2 years ago

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Comments

Submitted by Jasmine on Tuesday, August 7, 2018

I tried to access RNIB overdrive today after downloading the app, but found that it didn't appear in the library section, or the manage my libraries section. I'm running the latest version of IOS on an iphone 6s +. has anyone else had this issue. I really hope there is a fix, as I just tried to log into the overdrive app and also found that inaccessible :( I find it so sad that RNIB have this system that is meant to be accessible and yet it is so difficult to access.

Submitted by Hazel @ Dolphin on Wednesday, August 8, 2018

In reply to by Jasmine

Hi Jasmine. EasyReader v2.2 does includes first support for RNIB OverDrive, but we have discovered an intermittent bug where the RNIB OverDrive library vanishes without reason! This has been fixed and is currently in beta, so I suggest you hold fire until the next EasyReader update, v2.3, which is due quite soon. V2.3 will also have some extra 'features' of the library available so browsing will be simpler, rather than just having to search for a title.

Sorry for the inconvenience. Do give 2.3 a try when it comes out, as I think you'll be pleasantly surprised how easy & accessible the access is!
Many thanks
Hazel

Submitted by jrjolley (not verified) on Thursday, August 9, 2018

I have a few questions about this app. I'm a member of Overdrive and Ntnm and my questions relate to NTNM because I understand from above comments that Overdrive's not quite there yet. Here's the questions:1. How can I manually refresh NTNM subscriptions. It's been very hit or miss and the only way I can force a refresh is to quit the app from within the app switcher UI.2. When are read issues deleted? I have a couple of Guardian issues that have been ran through but they don't seem to self-delete. Is there an option to remove individual issues after completing them?The app is very handy though and I am genuinely looking forward to full Overdrive support.

Submitted by Hazel @ Dolphin on Monday, August 13, 2018

In reply to by Hazel @ Dolphin

Hi Jasmine. Good news. The case of the disappearing RNIB OverDrive library is now resolved. It seems our firewall was being a little over zealous. EasyReader v2.2 should now 'see' the RNIB OverDrive library. Let me know if you're still having problems. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Hazel

Hi James
Sorry for the delayed response.
1. The subscriptions are 'fetched' when you enter 'My Newspaper'. However if you have recently been into My Newspapers, it won't keep checking.
2. If you have more than 5 issues of a particular newspaper, it will be removed after 1 month. Currently there is no manual delete option currently.
Hope this helps? As always we welcome your feedback - good or bad - we're keen to hear what you think!
Many thanks
Haze

Submitted by Will on Tuesday, August 14, 2018

hazel, i just wanted to say, one word ... wow!!! the overdrive experience is so seemless and effortless, compared to the official overdrive app it has put me off using the service but now, given that it's free, it's superb! can i just make a suggestion? that the audio controls button is actionable using voiceover, as in the voicedream reader application, so that a swipe up, and down, when focused on the audio controls button, will speed up, or slow down the book as a result of this action. do the newspapers work the same way still when navigating, or have improvements been made to navigating RNIB newsagent?do you also support the audio content from RNIB newsagent? look forward to the next release. will it allow us to browse overdrive and see new releases etc? Will

Submitted by Ekaj on Monday, November 12, 2018

I downloaded this app earlier today, and did just a little bit with it. I have a question about registration on the support forum. Is it separate from the activation upon downloading the app? I attempted to register in the forum last week, but never received my activation link. But other than that, I really like your app. I read part of a Project Gutenberg item, and it worked very well. I don't see BARD in the list, but I think that's just as well since I've got one of the NLS players and just listen to material on there. Also, the "Back" button is unlabeled in some areas. Will this be fixed in a future update?