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Dyslexia Awareness Week: Borrowbox Accessibility

The week beginning Monday the 5th of October 2020  to Sunday the 11th of October 2020 is Dyslexia Awareness Week. This is an annual event aimed at further understanding and raising awareness about dyslexia; what it means, what it is and what can be done to support people who have dyslexia . This is where our library Borrowbox app comes in.

Did you know that for Dyslexic users Borrowbox has added a special font to the iOS eBook reader that makes text more readable for dyslexic users.

Some other accessibility options include adjustable player speed for audiobooks. Everyone listens differently and with the new playback speed options you can enjoy eAudiobooks at your own pace.

For our visually impaired users the entire app is optimized to work with Apple’s VoiceOver functionality. Borrowbox utilises the built-in screen reader to provide meaningful auditory descriptions of each on screen element. This also includes an optimised eBook experience for the visually impaired.

If you would like to use any of these features or you want to download the app but aren’t sure how to work it feel free to book an appointment to visit your local library and any of our staff will be happy to help you get up and running.


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