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Free Accessible Textbooks for students with ASD, dyslexia, ADHD & Visual Impairments (6 Mar)
If any of your students have ASD, dyslexia, ADHD, partial sight or blindness then this short webinar is for you!

Print textbooks prevent many SEN learners from successfully accessing the curriculum. Imagine if you could offer your disabled learners access to electronic copies of their textbooks? And an app that lets them change the books' fonts, sizes, colours? Even better the app could read the book aloud to them? This webinar will show how you can do exactly all that - and it's all FREE to education!

Dolphin’s Steve Bennett will introduce and demonstrate the 2 parts of the reading puzzle. Firstly signing up to the RNIB's 'Education Collection' of more than 250,000 textbook in electronic formats - a free service for anyone in British schools, colleges & universities that are supporting print-disabled learners.

Secondly the free EasyReader app that empowers disabled students to download and read their textbooks in a way that suits their disability and their learning style. Large fonts. Dyslexia friendly font. Different font colours. Switch the background colour. Hear the book read aloud. Listen and read along, following the highlighted word.

This short webinar will answer the following questions:
• Which students can use RNIB Bookshare?
• What text books are available?
• Where do I get the free EasyReader app?
• How does EasyReader support my dyslexic students?
• How does EasyReader support my visually impaired learners?

Mar 6, 2020 02:00 PM in London

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Speakers

Steve Bennett
Sales Director @Dolphin Computer Access
Steve joined Dolphin in 2000. Since joining Dolphin he has taken a hands on approach to Sales and Marketing of Dolphin software products. In his role of Sales Director, Steve looks after Dolphin’s UK based sales team and with colleagues the extensive dealer network in more than 35 different countries. Steve has spoken at a number of International conferences including CSUN, ATIA the UK education conference BETT and numerous other events. He enjoys all aspects of his work at Dolphin but in particular meeting customers across the world and understanding their needs. Steve is passionate about bringing about change in accessing text based formats worldwide and has seen first-hand how influential electronic text can be in changing lives. In his spare time he rides a motorbike and amongst other more relaxing habits he enjoys walking the beautiful countryside in and around Worcestershire.
Stacy Scott
@RNIB
Stacy has been professionally involved in the SEND education sector for over 15 years – beginning as a University advisor; following a trajectory through a career of working in developing countries, to provide access to education for children with disabilities, in extremely challenging circumstances. Currently, Stacy’s work focusses predominantly in the UK as she manages the RNIB Bookshare (UK Education Collection) and Music service, which provides accessible curriculum content, to learners with a print-disability. As a blind Mathematics graduate, Stacy has both a personal and professional vantage point from which to understand the challenges faced by learners with a print-disability and is forever committed to breaking down barriers and improving the availability of accessible education – and enhancing independent study – for all learners. Stacy has worked with technology providers, specialist organisations and publishers, to promote and action her ‘raison d’etre’ – a world that