Do you have a print disability? Do you live in India?
With a Bookshare® membership, you can access the world's largest collection of accessible ebooks.
You may be eligible for a free 1-year Bookshare subscription thanks to the generous support of the Lavelle Fund for the Blind and the Oak Foundation.
Bookshare, the world’s largest online library for individuals with print disabilities, offers a wide range of books including bestsellers, novels, children's books, mysteries, science fiction, nonfiction, foreign-language books, and more, direct from publishers.
Bookshare content available in India under Section 52(1)(zb) of the Indian Copyright Act, 1957 is provided by Benetech in its capacity as third party agent to Daisy Forum of India, an organization authorized under that Section to make copyrighted works available in accessible formats to individuals with qualifying disabilities.
Who may join?
Anyone with a qualifying print disability, such as blindness or low vision, a physical disability that prevents using a physical book, or a learning disability that affects reading, like severe dyslexia, may join Bookshare..
Organizations such as schools may also join Bookshare in order to serve their students or clients with print disabilities.
We work closely with the organizations listed below, who are able to facilitate the proof of disability required to join Bookshare.
Our partners in India:
If you live in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andaman Islands, and Andhra Pradesh, please contact:
WORTH DIGITIZATION (A unit of Worth Trust)
No.25, 18th Street,
CHENNAI - 600041
If you live in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Goa, Daman and Diu, please contact:
Xavier's Resource Centre for the Visually Challenged (XRCVC)
St. Xavier's College
5, Mahapalika Marg
Mumbai – 400001
If you live in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Uttarkhand, New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, please contact:
486 Double Storey
New Rajinder Nagar
New Delhi 110060 India
Contact: Anjana Dalmia
If you live in any of the other states, please contact infoBookshareIndia@bookshare.org.
How much does it cost to become a member?
A 1-year Bookshare subscription is currently free. Normally, a subscription costs just Rs. 400.
For organizations, books are available in blocks of book downloads. Organizations are also eligible for free membership for a limited time. Normally, the cost is Rs. 1500 for 30, Rs. 2250 for 60, or Rs. 3000 for 100 book downloads.
How to Join:
Qualifying disabilities and the registration process are the same for everyone in the world. Please visit Is Bookshare For Me? for more information or to sign up.
Bookshare India is supported in part by the Lavelle Fund for the Blind, Inc. and the Oak Foundation.