Dolphin Guide

Simple talking computing for people with sight loss

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What's New in this version of Dolphin Guide?

New in version 9.04 (released: 03/03/2015)

Reading your daily newspaper is now easier than ever with Dolphin Guide 9.04. This free update for Guide 9 customers includes a new newspaper reading menu which delivers the latest newspapers and magazines direct to Guide, ready for you to read.

New features in Dolphin Guide 9.04

Newspaper reading:

Read all about it! Members of RNIB's National Talking Newspapers and Magazine service in the UK can enjoy today's edition of their favourite publications in Guide. Choose from over 230 titles including national and regional newspapers as well as a variety of popular magazines. Latest editions are immediately available to download and read with Guide's natural sounding voices. Skip to the next article by pressing H, or press ESCAPE to bring up a complete list of articles. Prefer to read on the go? Press ESCAPE to transfer your newspaper to a portable DAISY player.

Newspaper video

Watch our short video to find out just how quick and easy it is to read RNIB newspapers with Guide.

As well as RNIB's national talking newspapers and magazines in the UK, Guide also delivers quick and simple access to newspapers from libraries around the world, including:

New talking book libraries for international customers:

Customers around the world enjoy reading accessible books with Guide 9.04. Members of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) in the US can now search for and download books and magazines from NLS BARD using Dolphin Guide. Once a book has been downloaded, Guide makes it quick and easy to transfer the book to authorized NLS players, including the Humanware VictorReader Stream.

As well as NLS BARD, talking books are also now available from SBS in Switzerland with Guide 9.04.

Did you know: Dolphin Guide now delivers books from 11 different national talking book libraries around the world?

NOTE: To download and read books and newspapers in Dolphin Guide, users need to be a registered member of a supported national talking book or newspaper library.

Read books and news from a CD or USB memory stick:

Guide 9.04 makes it easier than ever to read talking books sent to you on a CD or USB memory stick. To enjoy books sent to you from Calibre, RNIB Talking books or from your local charity with Guide, select option 4 "Read from CD or USB memory stick" from Guide's Bookshelf menu.

Other Fixes in Guide 9.04

Books and news

Radio stations

CD to MP3 conversion


International versions

Language releases in Guide 9.05 and 9.06

Guide 9.05, released in April 2015, includes language releases for Belgian, Czech, Danish, Finnish and French languages.

Guide 9.06, released in May 2015 is a language release only available for US distributor Your Low Vision Store

Click on the links below to read about changes in previous versions of Dolphin Guide:

New in version 9.03 (released: 10/11/2014)

New in version 9.02 (released: 30/06/2014)

New in version 9 (released: 13/05/2014)

New in version 8.05 (released: 01/05/2014)

New in version 8 (released: 10/01/2014)

New in version 7 (released: 11/03/2013)

New in version 6.0.34 (released: 24/01/2013)

Fixed in version 6.0.33 (released: 25/07/2012)

Fixed in version 6.0.30 (released: 04/04/2012)

New in version 6.0.29 (released: 01/02/2012)

New in version 6.0.26 (released: 14/07/2011)

New in version 6.0.18 (released: 07/02/2011)

New in version 6.0.17 (released: 20/12/2010)

New in version 6.0 (released: 13/07/2010)

New in version 5.30 (released: 01/06/2009)

New in version 5.0 (released: 20/02/2009)

New in version 4.30 (released: 01/06/2008)

New in version 4.0 (released: 01/01/2008)

New in version 3.0 (released: 02/01/2007)

New in version 2.0 (released: 02/01/2006)