What is Books for All?
The Books for All Scotland Database is part of the bigger Books for All project that enables teachers and other education practitioners to search for and download books and other printed materials in adapted, accessible formats for print disabled pupils. The resources on the database are Accessible Copies of copyright books and works.
Who made the accessible copies?
Teachers, support assistants and others from Shetland, City of Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, RNIB Scotland, CALL Scotland, Dumfries & Galloway, Highland Council, Glasgow City Council, Fife, Moray, Perth & Kinross all contributed accessible copies and made them available on the Books for All Database. Publishers TeeJay and Hodder Gibson have made available their Scottish textbooks and links to these can be found in the Database.
The Database also lists books that are available from The Seeing Ear online library. To download these books you need to become a member of the Seeing Ear library.
The Accessible Copies of books in both the Books for All Database and Seeing Ear are made and shared under the terms and conditions of the Copyright Licensing Agency Print Disability Licence. The books can only be used by pupils who are visually impaired or otherwise disabled and by reason of such visual impairment or disability are unable to read or access the original printed book.
In practice, this means the books on the database can only be used by pupils who have difficulty reading or accessing paper books because they: