Qualifying disabilities are disabilities with a physical basis that severely inhibit or prevent an individual from reading standard print. This may be a visual impairment or blindness, a severe learning disability that affects reading, or a physical ability that affects one's ability to hold a book or turn pages.
Depending on your type of organization, you either provide signed Proof of Disability by FAX or U.S. mail, or you send this information to Bookshare electronically by uploading your roster.
Any staff member named as a "Sponsor" by an organization can download books for all of the students registered under the organizational account. To download a book, a staff member selects the student from the student list that the download is intended for. All Bookshare content must be downloaded for a qualified member.
Quicklists make it easier for Sponsors to manage the members they support. Quicklist members will also appear at the top of the list of Members from whom to choose during the download process, making it easier for Sponsors to find the right member(s). Each Sponsor can set up and manage his/her own Quicklist.
The electronic roster is a spreadsheet that contains a list of students that qualify for Bookshare membership and Sponsors, who are the teachers and staff that can download books for students listed on their Organizational account.
If the school is within the same district and you've registered as a district, there is no need to delete the student from your roster as long as the individual is a student within your district. You can simply update the student's information on your roster online.
If the new Primary Contact is already registered as a Sponsor on the account:
Please contact the current Primary Contact to transition the title using the "Set to Primary Contact" button on the Sponsors page of the account.
First, log in to your account and select the "my Organization" link from your Task Bar. Then select the "members" tab.
You can then update members' grade levels in either of two ways:
- Edit a single member's grade level by selecting the member's last name and changing the grade level in the dialog box.
Sponsors can update their Members' information, including login information, grade level and educational plans, online through their Bookshare account. To update Member information: