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From The Book Jacket: Careers for dogs? They not only work as hunters, herders, and sled dogs. Specially trained breeds lead the blind, help the deaf, and lifesave in water and snow. The famous St. Bernard Barry saved at least forty people by himself in the mountains of Switzerland. Today, dogs work as detectives for the police and even the FBI. They track down escaped criminals and uncover illegal drugs. Recently, a German shepherd named Brandy was brought aboard a 707 jet to search for a bomb. He sniffed it out in less than a minute and prevented an air disaster. From the short-legged dachshund to the hefty Newfoundland dog, read about these fascinating canine careers.
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 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 Ivonas Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.