Bloomsbury Children’s is today (7th February) releasing dyslexia-friendly editions of three Harry Potter companion books.
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find, Them Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard will be published in hardback using RNIB-approved dyslexia-friendly fonts and font sizes, tinted paper for glare reduction and maximum contrast, captions and detailed descriptions to accompany each illustration, and navigational aids to assist the reader.
They feature covers by Jonny Duddle and interior illustrations by Tomislav Tomic and retail at £20.
Bloomsbury said it is currently exploring options to publish the original Harry Potter series in large-print dyslexia-friendly editions too.
“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 their footsteps and expand the market of accessible and inclusive books,” said a spokesperson from the Royal National Institute for the Blind.