Dolphin EasyReader

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About this app

Dolphin EasyReader is a free reading app that enables people who are blind, visually impaired (VI) or dyslexic to read text and audio books in ways that suit their vision and preferred reading style.

EasyReader offers convenient access to your favourite accessible book libraries and talking newspaper stands, in one place.

Neurodivergent readers – especially readers who have dyslexia – can customise their reading experience with dyslexia-friendly fonts, adjustable colour schemes and word highlights that synchronise with audio.

Designed for accessibility, EasyReader enables blind and partially sighted readers to read with magnified text, with audio, or a combination of both - where each word is highlighted on screen as it’s read aloud. It also links to braille displays for braille readers.

EasyReader is fully optimized for use with Android TalkBack and Android BrailleBack.

EasyReader Features:

Open a World of Accessible Books
EasyReader provides global access to millions of books from accessible book libraries around the world. Log in to your favourite library to read accessible versions of classic books, the latest bestsellers, non-fiction, school textbooks and children’s storybooks.

Customise to Read Your Way
Text magnification in EasyReader is easy to adjust. Simply pinch in and out on the screen to find the text size that’s best for you. With EasyReader the text is always sharp and visible on screen. It’s an exceptional experience for readers with visual impairments.

Read in fonts that work best for you, including dyslexia-friendly fonts. In EasyReader you can customise the colour of text, background colour and contrast. Adjust letter and line spacing to make your reading experience even better.

Audio Books & Text-to-Audio
Listen to narrated audio books or listen to text-only books and newspapers, which EasyReader converts to human-sounding synthesised speech. Audio perfectly synchronises with on-screen text highlights, so you can read along as you listen.

In EasyReader, you can modify pronunciation, choose the reading voices you prefer and adjust reading speed and volume.

Read a Range of Formats
EasyReader reads a wide range of book and document formats, including:
• Text files
• DAISY 2 and DAISY 3
• Microsoft Word (DOCX only)
• PDFs (with RNIB Bookshare)
• Any text copied to clipboard

Easy to Navigate
Access your favourite libraries, then browse and download books easily, with intuitive navigation and accessible controls.

In EasyReader you can move around books quickly. Skip forward or back when reading and skip to any page or chapter.

Type keywords in the search facility to quickly find the information you need.

Add Bookmarks & Notes
To help navigate books, readers can bookmark favourite pages and sections.

To help with study or reference, readers can also add text notes.

Libraries & Talking Newspaper Services in EasyReader:

• Project Gutenberg
• Bookshare

• Calibre Audio
• RNIB Bookshare
• RNIB Newsagent
• RNIB Reading Services

USA & Canada
• Bookshare
• NFB Newsline

• Legimus
• MTM Taltidningar
• Inläsningstjänst AB

• Eole
• Anderslezen
• Bookshare Ireland
• Buchknacker
• DZB Lesen
• Libro Parlato
• Luetus
• NBH Hamburg
• NCBI Overdrive
• Nota
• Oogvereniging
• Passend Lezen
• Pratsam Demo
• Vereniging Onbeperkt Lezen

Rest of World
• Vision Australia
• Blind Low Vision NZ

Please note:
Membership is required for most accessible libraries. It’s easy to set these up on the library websites. To help, we have listed all of these in the EasyReader app.

You can apply for membership with your diagnosis of a print impairment - which includes dyslexia and other neurodiverse conditions, vision impairments and other physical disabilities.
Updated on
Dec 14, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location and App info and performance
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Personal info
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
291 reviews
Ryan Michael Dumas
August 22, 2020
While this is super easy to use, there aren't many options for anything, which in itself isn't a problem, but you can't make the big obstrusive text to speech ui go away, and you can't choose individual pages to swipe through instead of scrolling. Definitely not the app for me — one of my main reasons for an ereader app is to lessen my eye strain while reading. Scrolling while reading makes it significantly worse.
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Dolphin Computer Access Ltd
September 1, 2020
Dear Ryan Dumas, thank you for your review we appreciate the feedback. Would you be able to send us a screenshot of the obstrusive text to speech UI that won't go away, to, please? We are sorry to hear that EasyReader is not the app for you, we will consider the suggestion for book swiping as a future idea.
M Bassett
June 9, 2022
Would love to hear a sample of the voices before I pay 8.99 for one that I am not happy with. Also is there a way to highlight just one word to be read that would be very helpful for my child. I know that you can double click the word and it will say it but if you you double click that word and it would only highlight that word that would be visually helpful.
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Dolphin Computer Access Ltd
September 13, 2022
Hi, thank you for the suggestion. I have put it forward to the EasyReader development team, who will investigate whether this can be implemented. Check the What's New list in future EasyReader releases for further updates.
Jason Renaud
January 21, 2023
As a dyslexic user I despair to think how bad the visually impaired user's experience is. I have reluctantly used this app for years because of its link to Calibre but I haven't had a single book without app issues. Currently the sleep timer fails and I can't play the story if it is at the end of a section. It also loses my place frequently and doesn't fully remove books I've returned.
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What's new

FIX: Fixed a crash that occured for some users when using EasyReader without an active internet connection.