Bloomsbury Publishes Dyslexia-Friendly Editions of the Hogwarts Library
The 20th-anniversary editions of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban are due to be released this July, but before that, readers can enjoy new large-print dyslexia-friendly editions of the Hogwarts Library texts!
The Hogwarts Library includes Quidditch Through the Ages, The Tales of Beadle the Bard, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. These new editions include features designed to make the texts more accessible to readers with dyslexia.
This includes RNIB [Royal National Institute of Blind People]-approved and dyslexia-friendly fonts and font sizes, tinted paper for glare reduction and maximum contrast, captions and detailed descriptions to accompany each illustration and themed navigational aids to assist the reader.
RNIB commented on its involvement in creating these new versions.
We’re delighted to have worked with Bloomsbury in reviewing the large[-]print editions of the three Hogwarts Library books. We hope that these projects will encourage other publishers to follow in [Bloomsbury’s] footsteps and expand the market of accessible and inclusive books
Bloomsbury doesn’t plan to stop here either; it is currently working on adapting all of the original Harry Potter texts into more accessible versions.
We’re thrilled that Bloomsbury is committed to inclusion and bringing Potter to everyone! These books are on sale now and can be purchased by clicking on the title below:
This release also coincides with Harry Potter Book Night 2019! Check out the event map to find a Book Night celebration near you and be sure to mention these wonderful new editions of the Hogwarts Library texts!