Here for Students during COVID-19


As communities, schools, and families contend with COVID-19 (coronavirus), we know educators and parents are trying to figure out how to continue educating students during school closures.

Bookshare can help.

For students with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers, Bookshare is a free online library that provides access to over 800,000 ebooks in easy-to-read formats. Students can read books in audio, follow text with karaoke-style highlighting, read in braille or large font, and customize their reading experience to suit their individual learning style. Teachers can create free school accounts and easily assign books to students to read their own. Parents can also sign up students for free (students 18 and over can sign up themselves) to access Bookshare at home independently. To join Bookshare, students must have a qualifying reading barrier.

For students that do not qualify, Bookshare provides nearly 10,000 ebooks in our specialized formats that anyone can read for free. In addition, Bookshare has compiled resources from partners, publishers, and technology companies to provide access to more tools and books for all students. 

Learn more by visiting our Learning at Home resources.

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