Does Someone Who Has Autism, ADHD, Intellectual Disability, Hearing Loss, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia Qualify for Bookshare?

To qualify for Bookshare, people with these conditions, as well as people whose first language is not English, must have an accompanying qualifying condition that significantly interferes with their ability to read or process printed text. For example, a person who is both deaf and blind, or who has ADHD and significant dyslexia, or whose autism makes it difficult for him or her to touch or read from a printed book, could qualify.


If someone finds it difficult to process or comprehend words, see text in books or on a screen, or physically manage books or reading devices, Bookshare can probably help. For someone to join Bookshare, an expert, or Competent Authority, must confirm that the individual has a qualifying condition that significantly interferes with his or her ability to read or process printed text.


For more information, visit the Bookshare Qualifications page.