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After creating a new organizational Bookshare account online, typically the person who created the account (whom we call the Primary Contact) would be required to print, sign, scan and return an Organization Agreement form. However, in recognition of the extraordinary... more
Video Tutorial: Where to find the Organizational Agreement × All Organizations must complete our Organizational Agreement form before they can start downloading books for... more
All Sponsors of your Organization can access the entire account’s download history online. To save a report of your Organization’s download history:Log in to the Sponsor's Bookshare account.Select the My Bookshare link on the top right corner of the page.Select the... more
There are three main types of student Bookshare accounts: Individual Memberships, Organizational Memberships, and Linked Accounts. Students with each kind of account have different access to the full Bookshare collection. We recommend reviewing the chart below to help... more
Here are the reasons why an Uploaded Roster might be rejected: If there is required information missing that is needed before we can approve and upload the data onto the accountIf an error occurred and the uploaded file is left blank with 0 members and 0 sponsorsIf the... more
The teacher in question either created an account on their own, or is already on someone else's account. You can either add them to your account using a different email, or they can call us at 650-644-3433 and request they be removed from the account they are currently... more
Organizational accounts will never expire. If your organization has purchased book blocks, those blocks will be available until all downloads have been used.
Unfortunately, currently Bookshare does require a unique email address for each person's account. If the schools you work with are all within the same school district, it may be best to create a single district wide account.However, if you work with multiple districts... more
All Bookshare account deletions must be requested and resolved by our Membership team, please Request Help to begin the process.
To view your download history select the "My History" link from your task bar.Selecting the "Available" or "Downloaded" link from the status section of a book will initiate the download onto your computer. If the status section indicates "In Progress" our servers are... more
To change your personal information such as name, password, email or address on Bookshare first log into your Bookshare account, then:Select the "My Account" link Select the "My Information" linkEnter your Bookshare email address and passwordModify the information as... more
Video Tutorial: Who Qualifies × Qualifying disabilities are disabilities with a physical basis that severely inhibit or prevent an individual from reading standard print.... more
Depending on your type of organization, you either provide signed Proof of Disability by FAX, email attachment or U.S. mail, or you can send this information to Bookshare electronically by uploading your roster.
Any staff member named as a "Sponsor" by an organization can download books for all of the students registered under the organizational account. To download a book, a staff member selects the student from the student list that the download is intended for. All... more
Quicklists make it easier for Sponsors to manage the members they support. Quicklist members will also appear at the top of the list of Members from whom to choose during the download process, making it easier for Sponsors to find the right member(s). Each Sponsor can... more