Published on February 27, 2014
Inclusive reading on e-readers, tablets and phones Dominik Lukeš, Education & Technology Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org, @techczech
Load2Learn.org.uk Research based on work on these two projects: iLearnRW.eu
eReaders vs Tablets Which tablet What apps Where to get books How to read accessibly
eReaders v Tablets
eReader Single purpose No-glare screen Long battery life Limited customisation No apps No multimedia Cheaper Tablet Multi-purpose Glary screen Short(er) battery life Customisation Thousands of apps Audio, video, web cam (More) expensive
eReader Kindle Paperwhite Kindle Kobo Glo Kobo Touch Nook GlowLight Nook Simple iRiver Story Tablet Kindle Fire (HD, etc.) Nexus 7 Samsung Tab 7, 8, 10 Asus, Lenovo, iPad Mini, iPad Tesco Hudle Phones
Why read on an eReader or Tablet?
Customisation (Font size, type, colour, etc.) Easier to get and carry books Chunking (less threatening to read) Additional support (Dictionary, Wikipedia, etc.)
There is some research to indicate that reading text in very small chunks is beneficial for dyslexic readers with processing difficulties. For these readers, even reading on a phone would be beneficial.
Ideal tablet for reading?
7-8 inch screen £90-£199 (or iPad Mini or Galaxy Note 8)
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Two types of reading apps 1 Tied in to store 2 Independent
1 Buy books in app Only read purchased books
Google Play Books Apple iBooks
Read any book Limits with DRM No books purchased on Amazon 2
Bluefire Reader Overdrive FB Reader Moon+ Reader Goodreads Cool Reader
Dyslektz Reader Bookshare Reader IDEAL Group Reader Specialist accessible reader apps
Speed Reader Auto Reader 3D ReadQuick Speed reading apps Accelleread
Feedly EZ PDF EZ PDF Pocket RepliGO Readability iAnnotate PDF Reading PDFs and news
Calibre-eBook.com Free e-book manager Copy e-books to device PC and Mac
Ideal reader app
Full font/colour customisation Text to speech Library with tie in to online repositories
Research in reader interfaces
Where do you get books
Tied to one account Only readable on Amazon apps / devices Limited customisation Limited ownership
Repositories of free ebooks Out of copyright Free originals Mixed with paid books Plugins for some readers
Selected local libraries Copy-protection Also readable in Aldiko (Pro version only)
UK Curriculum textbooks Free for schools to sign up For print-disabled users only
FanFiction.net Fiction by fans of TV, Film, Books Excelent to poor Encourages engagement and writing Parental guidance (some adult content)
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