How do I provide proof of disability?

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There are several methods for providing Proof of Disability when completing an Individual Membership for Bookshare.   

Students of schools with Organizational Memberships:

If your school has already submitted your Proof of Disability to Bookshare as part of its account, your teacher or sponsor at the school can log in and print a special registration form specifically for you that will register you for Individual Membership without the need for additional proof of disability.

National Library Service (NLS) patrons:

Select My Account, select the Proof of Disability link, and complete the online Disability Verification Request form.

*Please note, it may take up to 2–4 business days for us to complete the verification.

Learning Ally (Formerly RFB&D) members:

Select My Account, select the Proof of Disability link, and complete the online RFB&D Disability Verification form.

*Please note, it may take up to 2-4 business days for us to complete the verification.

All other members:

You will be prompted during the signup process to download a personalized Individual Proof of Disability form which must be completed by a competent authority and submitted to the Bookshare membership team. (Note, we are temporarily offering a paperless option for submitting the POD form.)  

You can also download a personalized Proof of Disability form from your account if required.  Simply:

  1. Log in to Bookshare
  2. Select the My Account link
  3. Select the Proof of Disability link from the left side of the page

On this page you will find acceptable options for submitting Proof of Disability (POD) including downloading a personalized Individual Proof of Disability form.  If this link does not appear for you, please check your My Account page to see if your Proof of Disability has already been submitted.