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Look Both Ways: Help Protect Your Family on the Internet

by Linda Criddle

<div xmlns=""><p>Learn 14 ways in which you can help make the Internet a safer place for you and your family. This guide, written by a leading child safety expert, offers families practical advice for avoiding risks on the Internet.</p></div>

Using the Internet Safely For Seniors For Dummies

by Linda Criddle Nancy C. Muir

The Internet is amazing, but the risks you've heard about are real, too. You can avoid being a victim of online crime with the simple steps for staying safe online that you'll find in Using the Internet Safely For Seniors For Dummies.Here's the guide you need to steer safely through the hazards so you can shop, visit, invest, explore, pay bills, and do dozens of other things online -- more securely. Learn to protect yourself from online predators, create strong passwords, find reliable information, spot e-mail and phishing scams, and much more.Find out how to share photos and videos, chat with others, and participate in online discussions--securelySee how, with strong passwords and reasonable caution, online banking and bill-paying might be safer than the old wayLearn to install and set up a browser, use search engines effectively, and sidestep suspicious adsDiscover how personal information is collected and used by legitimate companies -- and by crooksBe able to spot risks, find out how online criminals think, and know what makes you vulnerableEnjoy social networking sites without putting yourself at riskSpot reputable healthcare sites and avoid medical ID theft and scamsThere's even a glossary of common computer terms and a guide to your rights when using the Internet. Using the Internet Safely For Seniors For Dummies helps you feel more secure by showing you how to protect yourself while enjoying the Web.

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Select your format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. To learn more about using Bookshare with your device, visit the "Using Bookshare" page in the Help Center.

Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.

  • Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
  • DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
  • BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
  • MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
  • DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivona's Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.