YouTube has given the stage to almost anyone that wishes to share their interests through video. Since all you need is a video camera and an internet connection, it’s not surprising that so many of us are having a go and new YouTube stars are appearing every week. From cat videos to language lessons, funny pranks to niche hobbies, there’s something for everyone on YouTube. Two of the more popular forms of uploads are video commentary and vlogging (video blogging). These videos usually have a comical or satirical theme. They have also taught us that people are not afraid to share! Continue reading “YouTube Stars to Bestselling Authors”
Listening comprehension is often the hardest skill for language learners. While speaking, reading and writing are generally fine, listening can still cause problems. What more, it can be argued that it’s the most important. How else do you learn your maternal language if not through listening? Continue reading “Audiobooks for Language Learners”
No Time to Read?
Let’s face it, we hardly have time to eat these days let alone sit down and read a book. So it’s not surprising we’re reading less.
According to Pew Research Center the number of US Adults that have read a book the last year has fallen from 71% to 63% in 2016. Are social networks to blame? This article on Quartz suggests that in the amount of time spent on social media each you could read 200 books. Continue reading “20 Opportunities to Listen to Audiobooks”
We understand that accessibility for the visually impaired is an important consideration in website design. Digitalbook.io already uses high-contrast text, but in an effort to make the site more accessible we have introduced the magnification button. Continue reading “Accessibility For The Visually Impaired”