ReadHowYouWant Pty Ltd and its R&D parent company, Objective Systems Pty Ltd, are both Sydney, Australia-based privately held companies co-founded in 2004 by electronic publishing pioneers Christopher Stephen and Greg Duncan. When Chris' sister, who suffers from MS, developed difficulty reading, they began experimenting to determine whether people with reading difficulties could benefit from changing the text format.
After more than four years of testing, ReadHowYouWant has successfully developed award-winning conversion technology that reformats existing books into the widest selection of on-demand, alternative format editions on the market today. Each edition has been optimized for maximum readability. The company's goals are to make reading easier and more enjoyable by delivering formats that suit the reader and to give people with reading difficulties access to books in the formats of their choice—at an affordable price, and as soon as the book is published. For more information visit www.readhowyouwant.com .
Below are some books from ReadHowYouWant. If you purchase any of the books below you will help benefit both ReadHowYouWant and ICDRI at no additional cost. The following books are in formats specifically designed to readers who have the following special needs:
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Classics: Braille and Daisy Format
Mobility Impairments: Super Large 18 pt.
Vision Impairments: Super Large 20 pt.
Blind: Downloadable Braille Format
Dyslexia: Large 16 pt
ADD/ADHD: Large 16 pt
Seniors: Large 16 pt
Pride and Prejudice - Braille Edition Price: $7.99, Daisy Edition Price: $9.99
By Jane Austen
Austen's most famous novel and a timeless classic. With skilful brilliance Austen exposes the hypocrisy and snobbery of various classes. She also introduces us to Elizabeth Bennet, one of English literature's most vivacious heroines. The gripping plot, amusing dialogues and entertaining situations make this novel a masterpiece. Simply marvelous!
Great Expectations - Braille Edition Price: $7.99, Daisy Edition Price: $9.99
By Charles Dickens
A masterpiece by Dickens that chronicles the life of an orphan, Pip. Destined to become a blacksmith, Pips life changes when he meets a rich woman, Miss Havisham and her beautiful ward Estella. His love for the latter awakens in him the desire to become a gentleman. The book reflects that love, friendship and loyalty are more important than wealth and social status. Amazing!
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Braille Edition, Price: $7.99, Daisy Edition Price: $9.99
By William Shakespeare,
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (1595 or 1596) is a romantic comedy about love, dreams, and the creative imagination. Mostly set in the realm of Fairyland, the play's main plot concerns two couples, Hermia and Lysander and Helena and Demetrius, who flee into the woods. Hermia has refused to marry the man chosen by her father. In the woods, the King of the fairies recruits the mischievous Puck to change the couples' feelings for each other through magic.
Middlemarch - Braille Edition Price: $7.99, Daisy Edition Price: $9.99
By George Eliot
The most extraordinary masterpiece written from personal experience. “Middlemarch” is a deep psychological observation of human nature which revolves around the issues of love, jealousy, and obligation. Eliot's feminist views are apparent through the novel in which she stresses the fact that women should control their own lives. A highly recommended classic!
Women in Love - Braille Edition Price: $7.99, Daisy Edition Price: $9.99By D. H. Lawrence
A sequel to Lawrences earlier novel The Rainbow, Women in Love is the story of two sisters, Ursula and Gudrun. The latter pursues a false relationship with Gerald Crich, an industrialist. Their feelings are juxtaposed with the true love that develops between Ursula and Rupert, a school inspector and a spokesman for the author. The book is outstanding for its brilliant use of symbolism.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Braille Edition Price: $7.99, Daisy Edition Price: $9.99
By Arthur Conan Doyle
A fascinating anthology of intriguing tales in which detective extraordinaire Sherlock Holmes solves several mind-boggling crimes. His skill and prowess leaves one amazed. The fast-paced narrative hooks the reader from the very first page. This page-turner is a guaranteed treat for all readers of detective fiction.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Braille Edition Price: $7.99, Daisy Edition Price: $9.99
By Lewis Carroll,
An uproarious and unique whimsical children story of Alice’s confrontation with the world that is eccentric. The events that take place through Alice’s visit in a bizarre “Wonderland” are spontaneous and fantastically unplanned. The characters are remarkably amusing and entertaining. Its language is highly figurative that takes the reader in the realm of true imagination. Enchanting!
Journey to the Center of the Earth - Braille Edition Price: $7.99, Daisy Edition Price: $9.99
By Jules Verne
Jules Verne's A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864) follows a German scientist who, with his nephew and an Icelandic guide, sets off on a scientific journey into the Earth's interior. The protagonists encounter lost races, new species of animals, and volcanoes, eventually returning to the surface in southern Italy. Now a major motion picture starring Brendan Fraser.
The War of the Worlds - Braille Edition Price: $7.99, Daisy Edition Price: $9.99
By H. G. Wells
The War of the Worlds tells the story of a war between Mars and Earth, order the book to find out how it ends!!!!!
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