The Fact Factory V.I. edition provides young readers with the very best that both online and offline (print) publishing has to offer. In collaboration with Gridmark and the G-Talk 3 pen, young readers can enjoy a truly accessible and immersive reading experience through a pen that unlocks audio files embedded on every page. Imagine a printed magazine with the capabilities of an audio book.
Each month (12 monthly issues in the year), you will be notified when the latest printed edition has been posted to your home. You then log on to the website, connect your pen to your computer and download the audio files for the latest issue to your pen. Seeing (and hearing) is believing (and reading)!
We pride ourselves in making The Fact Factory the most accessible and inclusive magazine in the world. With smart technology and subtle-but-practical modifications, a Print & Pen edition for young visually impaired readers is available to purchase.To help children locate the audio activation points on every page, we place raised markers on each of the audio icons throughout the magazine. These enable children to locate the audio icons through touch. Once they know where the activation points are, they can touch the pen off the spot and listen to the facts read aloud. This V.I. edition has been produced in collaboration with the NCBI (National Council for the Blind of Ireland).
Every issue of The Fact Factory is professionally recorded by a talented team of child voice-over actors from around the world. Coupled with the G-Talk 3 pen, young readers can listen to their magazines like that of audio books – from start to finish, or anywhere in between.
Some parents may prefer their young reader to spend time away from screens and devices but don’t want to sacrifice accessibility and support features. With the G-Talk 3 pen, an unique off-line solution is achieved that enables readers to work from a printed magazine, but still avail of the assistive capabilities of tech.
Through our collaboration with the NCBI (National Council for the Blind of Ireland), visually impaired children can access a BRF (Braille Ready File) for each issue of The Fact Factory. This is free to download from the website and use through BRF-supported hardware belonging to the child.
Click here to watch a short explainer video on how to activate your G-Talk3 pen to each new issue of The Fact Factory, listen to each fact, and access the audio glossary.
Click here to watch a short explainer video on how to record with your G-Talk3 pen (practise your reading, communicate with parents and teachers, answer questions).
Click here to watch a short explainer video on how to download your audio files to the pen for each new monthly issue and delete old recordings.