When Betty and Terry meet Mr. Write and his beautiful labrador Bella in the park, and learn about what a guide dog can do, they decide to donate their puppy Goldie to the Royal Guide Dogs Association in Australia. The following year, they raise Goldie to be a guide dog, and train Prince another pup. At the same time Dave Stewart a young man in their town, applies to get a guide dog after loosing his sight in a fire. Fate seems to be in the cards as he is matched with Goldie. This is the story of Goldie's training, her process of testing, puppy raising, training, and working with David, and Terry and Betty's love and experiences as puppy walkers.
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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 Ivonas Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.