Tar Heel Reader is a collection of free, easy to read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics. It was developed by Dr. Karen Erickson of the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies in the Department of Allied Health Sciences and Dr. Gary Bishop of the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Tar Heel Reader books are easily accessible through computers and iPads and through a variety of interfaces including touch screens, switches, and custom overlays. Tar Heel Reader was originally designed to allow students with significant challenges to have access to a large collection of books. It is now being used with all kids, across all levels and ages.