Does Someone Whose First Language is Not English Qualify for Bookshare?

To qualify for Bookshare, people whose first language is not English must have an accompanying qualifying condition that significantly interferes with his or her ability to read or process printed text. In and of itself, being an English Language Learner is not sufficient to qualify for Bookshare.


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.