When EB and I were looking around for a site of the week this week, EB found a site called Readeasily. We weren’t sure of its appeal to everyone, but if you don’t have access to an e-book reader like Nook or Kindle, and you have problems reading paper books because you have difficulty reading small text or other problems with your eyes, this site might offer you hours of reading pleasure.
While this site doesn’t have any new titles, it has plenty of good reading. Readeasily features a lot of great books by some of the world’s most praised authors. Many of the books they feature are classics.
Readeasily was created to give those of you who have problems reading books because of eye problems access to some of the world’s greatest books. Readeasily was specifically designed to let you define how you want the text displayed. It is text-to-speech friendly as well.
While we didn’t think Readeasily qualified as our site of the week, this week, we thought it was an excellent site for those of you who have problems reading print-edition books. This site will give you hours of great reading – we are sure of that
Here’s what the folks at Readeasily have to say:
“This free ebooks online library is for everyone!
‘Because reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.’ – Mortimer J. Adler
Are your eyes tired? Are the letters too small? Have a particular sight condition? This digital library has been designed to provide you an adaptive reading experience! Just click above on “set display” and select the font size, font color and background color. The color combinations were carefully selected from the latest research information available on the reading needs of the partially sighted and old age readers. For the blind or visually impaired every book has been formatted into HTML code, avoiding proprietary formats that are not friendly with Text to Speech Software.
(A Few of the many featured authors)
Edgar Allan Poe
Hans Christian Andersen
Louisa May Alcott
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
(And many more.)
Access by everyone regardless of disability:
‘The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.’– Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and Inventor of the World Wide Web…”
If you are looking for a site that gives you easy access to many great books, and you have any kind of reading or sight disability (or even if you don’t), you have many hours of enjoyable reading available at www.readeasily.com . Thanks to EB for this great find!