How Dolphin Assistive Technology Helps

If you're looking for information and the right product to support a friend, family member or colleague with sight loss, Dolphin can help.

We can arm you with information, advice and assistive technology products to suit a range of needs, so you can help them make an informed decision. Dolphin software helps people with sight loss maintain their independence. We develop technology to support people who are blind and visually impaired in all stages of life.

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Supporting Friends, Family & Colleagues

If you're looking for information and the right product to support a friend, family member or colleague with sight loss, Dolphin can help.

We can arm you with information, advice and assistive technology products to suit a range of needs, so you can help them make an informed decision. Dolphin software helps people with sight loss maintain their independence. We develop technology to support people who are blind and visually impaired in all stages of life.

Dolphin Develops Computer Software For:

Our products also assist people with a range of neurodiverse conditions. They improve reading comfort and provide accessible ways to obtain information for study and work.

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Children & Young Learners

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Connect & Learn

We recommend SuperNova Connect & Learn - it's a complete assistive technology kit designed for children with low vision. It makes learning accessible.

This kit contains computer equipment and SuperNova software which can be taken to school and used at home. SuperNova Connect & learn encourages independence and helps kids with partial sight and low vision access learning materials such as whiteboard displays, class handouts and textbooks, as well as the internet and reading material.

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EasyReader

Download the EasyReader app on a smartphone, a tablet or user in SupaNova to access the largest collection of accessible book libraries in the world. This includes textbooks for all levels of education through the RNIB Bookshare Education Collection, and collections of children's books in accessible formats.

Suitable for children who are blind, partially sighted or have low vision. EasyReader is also a valuable reading tool for young people with special education needs or neurodiverse conditions such as dyslexia or autism.

Accessible features include adjustable settings for text font, size and colour schemes. While words can be highlighted in line with customisable speech settings that read books aloud.

  About EasyReader  

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Further Education & First Jobs

The SuperNova Range

The range of SuperNova editions helps young people who are blind or partially sighted succeed throughout education and employment. SuperNova assistive technology can be used on a range of devices and adjusted to suit the sight levels and individual needs of the user. SuperNova assistive technology can be used for study, research, work, communication and fun.

Robust and reliable, SuperNova technology provides magnification and screen reading for education and employment, so users can learn and work to a high standard.

We recommend SuperNova for:

 

  • All sight levels - choose from Magnifier, Magnifier & Speech or Magnifier & Screen Reader
  • Customise on-screen settings such as colours and magnification sizes
  • Use and addjust speech volume, reading speed, language and accent
  • Use on the device that suits your lifestyle - Windows PC, laptop or tablet
  • Expand to multiple monitors and select from a range of view settings
  • Access libraries with built-in EasyReader to download and read accessible books

  More about SuperNova  

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Student reading with EasyReader on Windows laptop

EasyReader Premium

Making reading accessible to more people. EasyReader Premium supports readers who are blind or partially sighted, as well as students with dyslexia and other neurodiverse conditions.

  • Free access to a range of book libraries, including accessible textbooks
  • Customisable settings for font, size and colour
  • Audio books and text to speech - to hear what you read
  • Free accessible textbooks for students, with RNIB Bookshare
  • App available free on Windows, iOS, Android and Kindle devices

  About EasyReader Premium  

Succeeding at Work

SuperNova

Working-age adults who are blind or have low vision benefit from the software in the Dolphin SuperNova range.

With a choice of SuperNova Magnifier, Magnifier & Speech, or Magnifier & Screen Reader, people with a wide range of visual impairments are able to read the information of their screen using either magnification settings, or have that information relayed back to them with speech and screen reader settings.

SuperNova enables people with visual impairments to use all Microsoft apps - including those in MS Office, such as Word, Excel, and Outlook - to access all information on web browsers such as Google Chrome and present information to colleagues and clients.

 

SuperNova means people with visual impairments can access the files, apps and programs they need to do a great job at work, to access information when they need it and communicate professionally in written work and in presentations.

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SuperNova USB

SuperNova USB is available to ensure accessibility wherever you work. From your laptop at home, to the desktop PC at work, simply plug in and access your SuperNova magnification, speech or screen reader settings instantly.

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RNIB figures show only 27% of blind and partially sighted people of working age are in employment in the UK. 

Dolphin technology ensures you won't miss out on the huge variety of amazing recruits with sight loss, people that might change your business for the better. Introduce Dolphin products to your organisation and prove your commitment to accessibility.

EasyReader

Whether reading for work or at leisure, Dolphin EasyReader supports adults who are blind and partially sighted to read in a way that suits their sight. EasyReader provides access to the world's largest collection or accessible book libraries, so readers can download and read books in comfort.

With the free EasyReader App, readers can customise the text size, colour and font to suit their sight. Or, if preferred, adjustable voice settings will read books aloud. The EasyReader App also blends sight reading with audio, so users can read along with audio books on screen. A choice of text highlights are available.

In addition to blind and partially sighted readers, EasyReader is also a very useful tool for people with print disablities such as dyslexia and autism.

The EasyReader App is availabe on Windows, iOS, Android and Kindle Fire devices.

  About EasyReader  

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Older People & Elderly Care

GuideConnect

if you're searching for the right assistive technology for an elderly relative or friend and they're not accustomed to using technology, GuideConnect is the best choice. This user-friendly assistive technology is incredibly easy to operate. It's available on a choice of devices, including the TV with a Dolphin remote control.

For older people with sight loss, GuideConnect promotes independence and encourages communication.

GuideConnect can be displayed on really large screens, such as the TV through a box or on a desktop computer, or used on portable and lightweight devices such as a tablet or laptop computer.

Two hours of telephone training is included with every GuideConnect purchase, to help you learn how to use GuideConnect. Additional customer support is always available in the form of video tutorials, telephone support and email.

Older people with sight loss enjoy using GuideConnect:

  • On the large screen of a TV, on a tablet or desktop PC
  • To connect with loved ones and other contacts
  • To read books, websites, emails and printed letters
  • To listen to books, the radio, music and podcasts

  More about GuideConnect  

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EasyReader

Making reading accessible to more people. Dolphin EasyReader is a free app that supports readers who are blind or partially sighted, as well as people with dyslexia and other neurodiverse conditions.

The EasyReader App provides:

  • Free access to a accessible book libraries around the world
  • Customisable settings for font, size and colour
  • Audio books and text-to-speech technology, to listen to books
  • Free and available on Windows, iOS, Android and Kindle Fire devices

  About EasyReader  

The RNIB advise that as we get older we're more likely to experience sight loss.

20% of people age 75 and over live with sight loss, and this rises to 90% of people aged 90 and over.
Dolphin assistive technology helps ensure independence, entertainment and communication are all in easy reach.