Accessibility is a priority for schools and it is at the heart of the Biblius project. It is in this context that 15 FROG books are offered in the 2022-2023 common collection, for the first time.
What is a FROG book?
FROG books (FRee your cOGnition) are digital books in an enriched EPUB format, designed by speech therapists and education professionals, based on neuroscience research, and developed by Lireedoo . They are intended primarily for students with disabilities or learning adaptations or difficulties, and particularly for DYS students (dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysorthography, etc.), but they can obviously be used by everyone according to their own needs.
Each FROG title includes a comprehensive toolbox of specialized reading aids built right into the digital book. FROG book reading facilitation tools are customizable to suit individual needs.
List of 15 FROG books
Through agreements with participating publishers (Les 400 coups, Bouton d’or Acadie, Flowerpot Press and Les Malins), Lireedoo has “FROGuified” titles that already exist on the market and are appreciated by the school community.
The list of 15 titles offered in FROG format can be downloaded here.
Tools, tutorial, FAQ
In order to support school staff in exploring and using FROG books with their students, Lireedoo and the Biblius team invite you to consult the following tools:
FROG books FAQ (in French only) : Download the document
This document includes very useful information and answers to several questions, including:
- How to find FROG books in Biblius?
- Guidance on the display features in the Biblius web reader
- Clarifications on certain integrated reading assistance features
- Contact information to join the Lireedoo team
List of reading suppor features integrated into FROG books (in French only) : Download the document
Video tutorial (in French only)
The Biblius project is part of measure 17 of the Digital Action Plan for Education and Higher Education in which the MEQ has undertaken to “deploy the loan of digital books in school libraries and encourage their transition to learning commons”.
By deploying the loan of digital books, Quebec school libraries are adding an important component to their service offering. This allows them to better serve the entire school clientele, in particular students with disabilities or social maladjustments or learning difficulties (EHDAA), and to pursue their mission of supporting teaching and learning in all disciplines.