This PDF version of Skint! 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. The accessible version has a separate website, so the link will open in a new tab.
Alternatively, you can access an online version of the story. You can also access hard copies of the book at your local library or through adult learning service providers in each local authority and at colleges throughout Scotland.
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 provides support to people who require assistive technology.