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If you're able to open a book with the Bookshare Web Reader but the text to speech is not functioning please try these troubleshooting steps:Ensure you're on Google Chrome if using a PC, or Safari if on a Mac.  Note that currently the Web Reader is not supported on... more
Several of our Reading Tool partners will be at Benetech's booth #301 at ATIA 2018, demonstrating how their Reading Tools can be used with Bookshare. Please check this page daily for updates to the schedule and then reserve your spot!  Sign Up Form You can also stop by... more
If you find it difficult to process or comprehend printed words, see text in books or on a screen, or physically manage books or reading devices, Bookshare may be able to help. To join Bookshare, an expert, or Competent Authority, must confirm that you have a... more
To qualify for Bookshare, people whose first language is not English must have an accompanying qualifying condition that significantly interferes with his or her ability to read or process printed text. In and of itself, being an English Language Learner is not... more
Bookshare books can now be downloaded in Microsoft Word. This is an easy-to-use format that allows members to see and customize the book’s text to meet their reading needs. Members can download books in Word and access the text using common editors like Microsoft Word... more
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
Please refer to the Reading Tools Partner Demos at ATIA 2018  for this year's schedule.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... 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