Hillcroft LRC

Download with Load2Learn

Posted on: November 7, 2014

A 'stair' of booksThis week we have been looking at the Load2Learn website which Jisc TechDis have been promoting. The site allows UK schools and colleges to give their students with print disabilities – and staff working with them –  access to an electronic version of a publication that the library/Learning Resources Centre (LRC) holds in paper.

Some of these electronic formats include PDF, MP3, ePub and Daisy. These formats are also dyslexic-friendly as they give them the chance to add notes, highlight, change background colours, increase font size and get them to read out loud. And it’s free!

It’s good to have a centralised system and repository for storing and accessing material without have to contact each individual publisher.

All you have to do is sign up on their website and get approved as a member for allowing access to download and upload material.

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