How do I provide proof of disability?
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 5 – 7 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 5 - 7 business days for us to complete the verification.
Patrons with a current CNIB Identification Card can email, mail or fax a copy of their card to Bookshare.
All other members:
You will be prompted during the sign up 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.
You can also download a personalized Proof of Disability form from your account if required. Simply:
- Log into Bookshare
- Select the My Account link
- Select the Proof of Disability link from the left side of the page
On this page you will find our options for submitting Proof of Disability including downloading a personalized Individual Proof of Disability form. If this link does not appear for you please verify on your My Account page that your account's Proof of Disability has been received.