This PDF version of John Muir, Earth – Planet, Universe allows you to print the graphic novel or read on screen. You can adjust the settings on your computer to listen to the story being read out loud, or increase the size of the text to help you read it.
Hard copies of the book were distributed to secondary schools in Scotland in 2014. Hard copies might also able be available via your local library or school library service, so contact your local service to find out what is available. Scottish Book Trust no longer holds any surplus copies to distribute. If you have any queries about the graphic novel please contact Schools@scottishbooktrust.com.
Accessibility – using the voice feature in the PDF
Open the PDF in Adobe Reader. Go to the menu bar and click on View > Read Out Loud > Activate Read Out Loud. The audio voice you will hear is dependent on the computer or device that you are using to read the book. To read the text with, for example, a Scottish voice, you need voices on your computer. Schools, pupils and anyone else in the Scottish public sector can download the voices free of charge, for Mac and PC, from The Scottish Voice .
If you are using Adobe XI Read Out Loud you can change the voice by going to Edit > Preferences > Reading.
For the iPad, CALL Scotlandsuggests buying ClaroPDF because it has good text-to-speech tools (including Scottish voices, which come at an extra cost). For Android, CALL Scotland suggests buying the ezPDF Reader with the CereProc Scottish voices.
CALL Scotland provide support to people who require assistive technology.