Blio

Blio is a free eBook reader for the iPhone and iPad.

Top Features:

  • Displays books in full color, with fonts, pictures, and layout.
  • Support for the visually impaired and those with reading disabilities.
  • Sync up to five devices so your books can go wherever you go.
  • Access all of your content, and download it to your device from anywhere you have an internet connection.
  • Block navigation mode intelligently zooms to the next logical text block to simplify reading, even on small devices.
  • Multiple reading views, including fixed layout view, single page, dual page, flowed view, or fast reading view*, all kept in sync as you read the book.
  • Add notes and highlights to a page, with five color options, saved across your reading sessions.
  • Look up phrases or topics in the included browser, without ever leaving the context of your book
  • Have Blio read to you, highlighting each word as it does
  • Add free books in PDF, EPUB, or XPS format from iTunes or Safari.
Type: 
Product
Cost Range: 
free
Content Area: 
reading
science
writing
Grade Level: 
early elementary
intermediate elementary
middle school
secondary
transition
IDEA Disability Category: 
autism
specific learning disability
visual impairment
Instructional Support: 
electronic references and resources
multiple formats of text and notation
Customizable Interface: 
font size and/or color
Embedded Resources: 
bookmarks
e-dictionary
e-thesaurus
highlighting
text notes or tags
Output Options: 
sound output for visual tasks
Text to Speech: 
dynamic highlighting
multiple voices
reading rate control
recorded human narration
synthesized
National Reading Panel Standards: 
comprehension
Cursor Control Options: 
touch screens
Operating Systems: 
iPad
iPhone
English Language Arts: 
Reading: Literature
Reading: Informational Text