Learning at Home during COVID-19 (for parents)
The following resource for parents will help students with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers to continue learning during school closures.
If your child has a qualifying reading barrier and does not have Bookshare access, learn how to get a free Bookshare membership.
Make Sure Your Child Has a Bookshare Account
Follow these steps to get Bookshare books to students in formats like audio, audio + highlighted text, braille, and large font.
A school account allows your child to log in and read books shared with or assigned to them by their teacher. Learn how to access assigned books from a school account.
Individual Memberships allow students to find and read their own books, and, if the memberships are connected to their school account, students can also read books assigned by their teachers. Upgrading to an Individual Membership is free. Learn how.
Enter your search term in the Search box at the top of every page. You can search by title, author, publisher, and ISBN. Learn how to use standard search.
Select Advanced Search under the Search box. You’ll be given more options to narrow your search, and you can filter by category. Learn how to use advanced search.
Choose Browse under the search term box. Browse allows you to find collections of books arranged by topics. Learn more about the Browse page.
Bookshare Web Reader
Students can read books directly in a web browser with Bookshare Web Reader. Learn how to use Bookshare Web Reader.
Popular Reading Devices
Bookshare also supports popular reading devices like tablets, smartphones, Chromebooks, computers, and AT devices. The Reading Tool Wizard can help you find the device that best matches your child's reading style. Try it now.