Our Membership Partners

Find a Membership Partner

Bookshare® works with many organizations around the world serving people with print disabilities. These organizations may:

  • Verify your proof of disability (POD)
  • Accept Bookshare payment
  • Offer free or discounted Bookshare membership

Partners are listed below by continent and then by country. If your country is not listed, or if the membership partner listed below does not apply to you, you can still join Bookshare!

Worldwide Partner

CountryPartnerPOD AssistanceSubscription Assistance
Worldwide The Hadley School for the Blind YesFree for Hadley students

The Americas

CountryPartnerPOD AssistanceSubscription Assistance
Brazil Associaçao Brasileira de Dislexia Yes No, contact Bookshare to arrange for discount
Brazil Fundaçao Dorina Nowill Yes No, contact Bookshare to arrange for discount
Canada CELA – Centre for Equitable Library Access No, but scan of CNIB Card is acceptableFree to CELA members
United States Learning Ally Yes No, pay Bookshare directly
United States National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) YesNo, pay Bookshare directly
United States Libraries affiliated with the NLS Yes No, pay Bookshare directly
United States U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Obtain from school Free for U.S. students

Europe

CountryPartnerPOD AssistanceSubscription Assistance
Austria Hoerbuecherei des OSBV Yes Free to Hoerbuecherei members
Denmark NOTA - Danish National Library for People with Print Disabilities Yes Free to NOTA members
Finland Celia Library Yes Free to Celia members
France Association Valentin Haüy YesPayment assistance
Germany DZB Yes No, pay Bookshare directly
Norway Norwegian Library of Talking Books and Braille (NLB) Yes Free to NLB members
United Kingdom RNIB Yes Payment assistance

Middle East and Africa

CountryPartnerPOD AssistanceSubscription Assistance
Ghana Ghana Blind Union NoPayment assistance
Kenya ITAC consultants NoPayment assistance
Kenya Thika school (inABLE) NoSignup assistance
Qatar Mada (Qatar Assistive Technology Center) YesFree to Mada clients
South Africa South African Library for the Blind YesNo, contact Bookshare to arrange for discount
United Arab Emirates Emirates Association of the Visually Impaired (EAVI) YesFree to EAVI members

Asia and Pacific

CountryPartnerPOD AssistanceSubscription Assistance
Australia Vision Australia YesPayment assistance
Korea National Library of Korea YesFree to NLK members
New Zealand Blind Foundation YesPayment assistance
Philippines Resources for the Blind YesPayment assistance

India

CountryPartnerPOD AssistanceSubscription AssistanceContact Information
India Saksham Trust (Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Uttarkhand, New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan) YesPayment assistance Contact Saksham Trust
Tel: +91-11-42411015
Fax: +91-11-28744025
India Worth Trust (Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andaman Islands, and Andhra Pradesh)YesPayment assistance Contact Worth Trust
Tel: +91-44-24511473
India Xavier’s Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Goa, Daman and Diu)YesPayment assistance Contact XRCVC
Tel: 91.22.22623298
Tel: 91.22.22626329
India All other states should contact BookshareYesSignup assistance Contact Bookshare