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How to install Speech CentralOpen the Apple App Store on your iOS device.Search for "Speech Central"Select the option to get Speech CentralHow to download a Bookshare bookOnce in the app click on Articles & Books from the bottom of the screenClick the add button (... more
Bookshare is committed to improving the quality of books within our collection, and you can help us by reporting problems that you encounter.You will need to be logged in to file a book quality report.  On the catalog page of the individual book, you'll find a link... more
If you are using a BrailleNote Touch device, the easiest way to find, download and start reading your books is to:Download the Go Read application from the Google PlaystorePlaystore is pre-loaded on the Touch, which is Android-basedOpen Go Read on the Touch and... more
Please note you must be logged into your Bookshare account to view these Reading Lists.Public Reading Lists are open to the Bookshare community. Members can subscribe to lists for easy access or read individual books. Teachers can subscribe to lists and assign them to... more
When using the Bookshare Web Reader on a Chromebook to get highlighting you must install and use the Chrome OS US English Female HQ voice.  The pre-installed voices that come with Chromebooks do not include the ability to highlight at this time.To resolve this issue: 1... more
Now Sponsors on organizational accounts can more easily find the shared Reading Lists to which they wish to subscribe.Log in to your Sponsor account, select “My Reading Lists,” and then select the “Subscribe to Reading Lists” button at the bottom of your list of... more
Bookshare members can now copy their Reading Lists to make a duplicate list. Log in to your Bookshare account, then select the My Bookshare link in the top right corner.Select the My Reading Lists link on the left side of the page.Select the Copy button (“two sheets of... more
Several of our Reading Tool partners will be at Benetech's booth #419 at ATIA 2017, demonstrating how their Reading Tools can be used with Bookshare.Stop by our booth, or the partner booths, at any time during the Expo hours, and please check this page daily for... more
Google's recent update to Chromebooks has broken the Bookshare Web Reader Chrome extension. However, Bookshare has updated the Web Reader itself to no longer require this extension.  To regain audio simply remove this extenion by:In the address bar of Chrome type:... more
JAWS users may like to read Bookshare books with FSReader, a reading program that comes free with JAWS. If you are using JAWS but prefer not to use FSReader, please visit our article on Reading Books with a Screen Reader. If you'd like to use FSReader, please follow... more
All Organizations must complete our Organizational Agreement form before they can start downloading books for their members. Sponsors can download this form following the steps below:Log in to your Bookshare account.Select the Download Agreement link at the top of the... more
Android users can download Bookshare books directly on their device with Darwin Reader. Darwin Reader is available in the Google Play Store for purchase, although they also offer a trial version for free. Like other Bookshare-integrated mobile apps, Darwin Reader... more
Bookshare members can download books directly on their iPad using Spotlight Text. Spotlight Text is designed specifically for low vision users, with a high contrast interface, large controls, and large print. Once you've purchased Spotlight Text from the App Store,... more
Kurzweil Firefly users can save Bookshare books to their Universal Library online. To download books directly in Firefly, please follow the steps below:Go to Kurzweil’s Firefly website: https://www.kurzweil3000.com/KLogin.php.Enter your Kurzweil username and password,... more
Capti, the creators of Capti Narrator, also offer an online reader on their website. Capti Narrator Online is a free eBook reader that you can open in Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Like Web Reader, Capti Online has built-in Text to Speech and a number of visual settings... more