Testimonials

Bookshare® has changed the lives of many of its Members. With a vast library of accessible reading material literally at their fingertips, Bookshare Members are rediscovering the world of books and gaining increased independence. Often Members describe how much Bookshare means to them. Here are their stories.

Video Profiles

Reading Bookshare books with different devices (short profiles focused on the technology):

  • Student actor Curtis Holman reads books from the Bookshare library using his BrailleNote portable device (3:31)
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  • An 8th grade student with a physical disability, Jessica Pinto, uses Bookshare to read books on her laptop in an enlarged font. (2:01)
    Video (YouTube) | Audio (MP3)
  • Overcoming a learning disability, middle school student Alex Clark, reads Bookshare books using the Kurzweil 3000 text-to-voice software. (2:01)
    Video (YouTube) | Audio (MP3)
  • The Kurzweil 3000 text-to-voice software helps middle school musician Shane McKnight read Bookshare books despite a learning disability. (1:56)
    Video (YouTube) | Audio (MP3)
  • An aspiring media producer with a visual disability, 12th grader Steffon Middleton uses his BrailleNote portable device to read books from Bookshare. (2:30)
    Video (YouTube) | Audio (MP3)

Bookshare has changed the lives of many individuals:

  • Bookshare helps 8th grader Jessica Pinto read independently. (4:14)
    Video (YouTube) | Audio (MP3)
  • Alex Clark, a middle school student athlete, improves his grades and makes the team thanks to Bookshare. (3:56)
    Video (YouTube) | Audio (MP3)
  • Musician and skateboarder Shane McKnight expands his reading list with Bookshare. (4:24)
    Video (YouTube) | Audio (MP3)
  • Bookshare offers blind 12th grader, Steffon Middleton, a library of portable digital books to support his dream of becoming a media producer. (5:51)
    Video (YouTube) | Audio (MP3)