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Textbooks That Talk Webinar. With Dolphin EasyReader and RNIB Bookshare.
Textbooks that talk! Free app & online library for SEND students of ALL ages (03/02/22)
If you work in a UK school, college or university and support students with visual impairments or neurodiverse conditions, Dolphin and the RNIB invite you to join this free webinar.
We'll demonstrate how the EasyReader App and RNIB Bookshare Education Collection can help your students read textbooks in accessible formats.

Join Rochelle Davis-Pretsell from RNIB Bookshare and Steve Bennett from Dolphin Computer Access for an introduction to accessible versions of learning material, and a demonstration of the Dolphin EasyReader app.

Accessible versions of UK school, college and university textbooks - along with other learning materials - are available free in the RNIB Bookshare Education Collection.

EasyReader is a free app that makes it easy for students to find, download and read accessible books on any device. Then customise the reading experience to suit their own vision and learning style.

This webinar helps you support learners of all ages, to make reading accessible for students with visual impairments and neurodiverse conditions including dyslexia.

In this short webinar, you'll learn
- Which students can use RNIB Bookshare
- The range of accessible textbooks available
- Where and how to get the free EasyReader App
- How EasyReader supports students with dyslexia
- How EasyReader supports learners with visual impairments

This webinar is recommended for all teaching staff in UK primary, secondary and higher education, including:
- Teachers
- QTVIs
- Lecturers
- Teaching Assistants

and for support teams including:
- SENCo's
- Disability Support
- Dyslexia Support
- Disability Advisory Service teams

Feb 3, 2022 03:00 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.
Rochelle Pretsell
Team Leader @RNIB Bookshare
Rochelle joined RNIB in 2019 and recently became part of RNIB Bookshare. Before joining RNIB she was working with educational institutions specialising in SEN support in the Middle East, as well as creating and leading Early Intervention Programs for rehabilitation hospitals for children with complex special needs. As Team Leader, Rochelle looks after the daily needs of her Bookshare team, she works with publishers to contribute to Bookshare’s growing collection of educational materials and educational institutions to increase student access to accessible textbooks. Rochelle is dedicated to the individual needs of students and educators alike, and she is passionate that everybody has the same learning experience through accessible textbooks and technology in today’s ever-changing world. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, working in her garden, and long-distance walking or rambling.