Reading With Mobile Devices & Applications
Looking for the best way to read with your eyes, ears or fingers?
Mobile devices and applications accommodate various reading needs and preferences.
They may convert digital text to speech or, in some cases, provide braille output to a compatible braille device. Also, some apps enable access to books in audio formats.
- NLS, Library of Congress reference guide: accessible mobile applications
- Nielsen Norman Group: Reading content on mobile devices
- Google: Text-to-speech for Google Play content
- Apple: Use accessibility features in iOS
- Tested mainstream reading applications on epubtest.org
- Support for eye, ear and finger reading: Voice Dream Reader app
- Assistive technology that’s built into mobile devices: Understood.org
- The Abundant Bookshelf. Reading Books on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch by Judy Dixon, National Braille Press
- Brown University: Free or low-cost apps & programs for accessibility
Where can I find mobile applications?
Many reading apps can be downloaded from the App Store for iOS devices or Google Play for Android devices. While several applications may be downloaded free of charge, content may have to be purchased separately.
Contact app developers to get information about specific mobile platform compatibility and accessibility.