The Blind Foundation is pleased to announce that there will be a new version of the BookLink app which will be available on March 30.

BookLink version 1.3 is packed with exciting new content functionality and accessibility and display features.

Users will be spoilt for choice with access to over 70 newspapers along with an added youth library. While listening to your daily news you can control the speed of the narrator’s voice with the added voice button.

Navigating the app with voice over will also be much easier with an updated search function. Now you won’t lose your place when you search. After completing a download, the focus will return to the place you were in the search results screen.

National Library Manager Chris Pigott says he is looking forward to the new release.

“Feedback from clients has been incorporated into the changes, and there has been lots of great work in the background from the design team and the developer. We’re hoping clients will find this version to be better, bigger, stronger, more handsome and an all-around more rewarding accessible reading experience.”

To install the new version, please go to settings and tap ‘Get Latest Updates.’

The app is free to all Blind Foundation clients.

Download on the App Store

For help call the Blind Foundation Contact Centre on 0800 24 33 33.