How to order Folens PDFs for students with special educational needs?

Folens Publishers are more than happy to assist students that have special needs, such as dyslexia or physical disabilities.

Where available, we can provide electronic versions of some of our books in PDF format, viewable on many devices. These PDFs can be used by students to assist them with their books. Please see the below links for more information on this:

 

How to apply for Folens PDFs on behalf of a student with special needs

How to use Folens special needs PDFs

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

 

 

How to apply for Folens PDFs on behalf of a student with special needs

To order PDF copies of any of our books for a student, please follow the following steps:

1. Click/tap here or click/tap Submit a request above.

2. Please ensure to include the required details as below:

  • Student Name.
  • Student email address.
  • School Name & address.
  • List of Folens Books required.
  • Medical condition, as students use different versions of the files, e.g. dyslexic students need versions that work with screen readers to read the text aloud.

3. You can also include your school booklist if you have it by clicking/tapping Add file at the bottom of this screen. You can also drag a file on to this area.

4. Once you are happy to submit your request, click or tap Submit.

We aim to respond to all support requests within 2 working days. Folens Publishers will supply the PDF files on a time-limited download that expires after 10 days or after 3 downloads, whichever comes first.

 

 

How to use Folens special needs PDFs

PDF copies of our books, where available, can be opened with any software designed for PDF usage. Adobe Reader is the most common program for PDF usage. Please note that we cannot offer any support specific to third-party software. For voice-over or text-to-speech software support, please see the below links:

Apple iPads:

Click here for instructions on how to use the VoiceOver feature on iPads

Windows devices:

For information on using the voice over feature in Adobe Reader, click here.

For information on Natural Reader, click here.

For information on Read & Write Gold, click here.

Apple Mac Devices:

For information on using the voice over feature in Adobe Reader, click here.

For information on Natural Reader, click here.

For more information on using VoiceOver technology on Mac devices, click here.

Android devices:

Amongst other apps, NaturalReader Text to Speech can be used.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Can I get a free student ebook instead of a PDF file?

No, it is not possible to get free access to Folens student ebooks. They are not designed to be used by students who require accessibility features. Folens eBooks are available for purchase on www.folens.ie.

2. Can I copy or print from PDF copies of Folens books?

No, for copyright reasons, it is not possible to copy or print any content from PDF copies of Folens books.

3. Can I add notes or other annotations?

No, for copyright reasons, it is not possible to add notes/annotations to PDF copies of our books, or highlight them in any way. However, we have Our ebooks available for purchase on our website that do offer this feature.

4. Why are my PDF files in black & white?

Generally speaking, the PDFs supplied are not designed to replace the print books. They are designed to act as a learning aid for the student to use alongside their printed textbook. Sometimes colour content such as images are removed or stripped from the PDF book. This provides a higher contrast option for students to be able to read the text and is especially suitable for students with conditions such as dyslexia. This benefits students who use screen-reading software, as well as students who have a certain visual difficulties.

If you require either full-colour or black-and-white PDFs in particular, please let us know when requesting them and we will do the best that we can subject to availability.

 

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