More Information on Scottish Book Trust Royal Mail Book Awards for All Children

CALL Scotland has worked with the Scottish Book Trust and the authors and publishers to create accessible digital versions of the nine shortlisted books. The idea is that children and young people with physical, visual and reading or dyslexic difficulties, who can’t read or access the paper books, can read the digital books instead and take part in the awards.
• Children with spinal injury, cerebral palsy or other physical impairments can click a switch or press a key on a computer, to turn pages and read the books by themselves.
• Dyslexic readers or children with visual impairments can change the font size and/or colours on screen, or use text-to-speech software to read the books.
• The books can be read out by the computer using “Heather”, the high quality Scottish computer voice that is available free for schools and pupils from CALL Scotland’s The Scottish Voice web site.
The books are available free of charge. Readers and schools can request accessible digital copies of the book(s) they wish to read.
In a related initiative, RNIB Scotland have produced Large Print, Braille and audio copies of the books.
The web link for more info and to request copies of the digital books is http://www.books4all.org.uk/Book-Awards/