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Bookshare is constantly working on ways to improve your user experience. We release new software every three weeks, and sometimes we choose to open up a new feature or change in the way that you perform a task to a smaller "Beta group".  The following features are... more
BeeLine ReaderBeeLine Reader is designed to make reading faster and easier by using a color gradient that guides your eyes from the end of one line to the beginning of the next. For many readers, BeeLine Reader's color gradients dramatically improves focus and reading... more
Organizational Members can only read books assigned to their Reading List. As a Sponsor, you can create and share Reading Lists with your Members so they can read books with Bookshare Web Reader or their favorite reading tool. To create and share a Reading List:Log in... more
Organizational Members, such as students, must access books assigned to them by a sponsor or teacher on their organizational account.Sponsors and teachers can save time and make it easier for Organizational Members to access books by assigning a username and password.... more
Web Reader reads using your device's built-in Text to Speech voice. Depending on what kind of device you have, please follow the steps below to change and/or install additional voices.Windows PCTo change your computer's Text to Speech voice:Windows 8 and olderOpen the... more
Currently the Web Reader requires third-party cookies to be enabled in order to access Bookshare content.  Please enable third-party cookies:On Chrome:Navigate to settingsSelect Show Advanced SettingsSelect the Content Settings button under PrivacyUncheck the Block... more
Unfortunately we are currently experiencing a bug with our Web Reader extension on Google Chromebooks that is making our books read with a German or French Text to Speech voice. We have determined that the bug is an issue with the Chromebook’s operating system itself. ... more
Individual and Student Members can read books using Web Reader.Using a computer or a Chromebook, open Google Chrome or Safari (Mac only) and log in to Bookshare.Use the search box at the top of the page to search for a book.Once you've found the book, select the "... more
If a book does not have a "Read Now" link, it may be due to one of the following reasons:You may be using a browser that is not compatible with the Bookshare Web Reader. Please read about compatible browsers here.Your book is not available in Bookshare Web Reader. If... more
You must use Google Chrome with Bookshare Web Reader to use your computer's built-in text-to-speech. Please go to: https://aboutmybrowser.com/ and confirm you have Chrome version 23 or above.  If you are using Chrome version 23 or above and you still do not hear your... more
Your last read location will only be remembered if you use the same browser on the same computer. If you switch computers, browsers, or have cleared the cookies for your browser, your last read location will not be saved.
If you have found a book that does not offer a "Read Now" link, or are getting an error message when you attempt to use the "Read Now" link, this may indicate that this title is currently not compatible with Bookshare Web Reader. Unfortunately these incompatibilities... more
Bookshare Web Reader includes self-voicing and word highlighting on computers with:Google Chrome version 33+Safari version 6.1+Chromebooks version 14+  Coming soon: Microsoft EdgeBookshare Web Reader includes self-voicing (no word highlighting) on devices with:Google... more
The Bookshare Web Reader currently does not have the capability to take notes, define words, or create bookmarks.  The Web Reader will remember where the book was last read so long as it's accessed on the same computer, allowing members to re-open a partially read book... more
Bookshare Web Reader offers a series of access keys for users.If you are on Chrome and IE:Alt+P: Toggle TTS (Only Available on Google Chrome) Alt+B: Activate Back to Library Alt+T: Toggle Table of Contents Alt+N: Toggle Night Mode Alt+X: Hide Toolbar Navigation Alt+O:... more