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Access the Skint! graphic novel

Download a PDF version of Skint! or access an online version

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(this will open in a new window). 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(this will open in a new window). 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(this will open in a new window).

If you are using Adobe XI Read Out Loud you can change the voice by going to Edit > Preferences > Reading.

For the iPad, CALL Scotland(this will open in a new window) suggests buying ClaroPDF(this will open in a new window) 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(this will open in a new window) with the CereProc(this will open in a new window) Scottish voices.

CALL Scotland provides support to people who require assistive technology.