RNIB and Oxford Uni Press partner

33,000 with print disability gain access to more than 900,000 academic books

An agreement between Oxford University Press (OUP) and the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has allowed those with a print disability to access more than 900,000 academic books.

The OUP’s book collection will be made available on RNIB’s Bookshare platform, providing around 33,000 dyslexic, blind or partially sighted learners on the platform with accessible file types through reading devices or applications.

Julia Mielish, discovery working group manager at OUP, said: ‘All learners, regardless of disability, should be able to access key academic and education materials.

‘Increasing the range of OUP content on RNIB Bookshare is an important step in helping fulfil this important objective and is aligned with our mission to create world-class academic and educational resources and make them available as widely as possible.’

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