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Video Tutorial: NLS as Proof of Disability × There are several methods for providing Proof of Disability when completing an Individual Membership for Bookshare.   For... more
Teachers can manage a student's Individual Membership account and link it to their school account. This permission enables teachers to assign books to Individual Members and to help manage accounts, such as renewing subscriptions, resetting passwords, and updating... more
Multiple Sponsors have the ability to subscribe to the same Reading List. To view a list of other Sponsors who have subscribed to a particular Reading List, follow these steps: Log in to your Bookshare account. Go to My Reading Lists (or go to My Bookshare > My... more
Teachers can manage a student's Individual Membership account and link it to their school account. This permission enables teachers to help manage accounts, such as renewing subscriptions, resetting passwords, and updating member information.New linked Individual... more
As a Sponsor, you can add, delete, and move multiple members from one Reading List to another. This time-saving feature will allow you to manage multiple assigned members at the same time versus making individual changes to Reading Lists.Add multiple members on one... more
How many books are available globally?Bookshare is able to provide books to readers around the world because publishers have given rights to distribute globally. Over 440,000 titles are currently available to Bookshare members around the world.Additional books... more
Who qualifies to join Bookshare?To join Bookshare, you must have a qualifying disability that prevents you from reading printed text. These include the following:Visual Impairments such as blindness, low vision, macular degeneration, and other types of vision loss that... more
Open LORE is offered in three variations: Bookshare Edition Buy now $9.99 Read 1.5 (Enhanced) Buy now $19.99 Learning Center Buy now $39.99 The Bookshare edition is limited to accessing Bookshare content and comes with two high quality voices. Open Lore Read... more
Through the Student Dashboard, teachers can gain insights into student’s activity on Bookshare as well as assign additional books or Reading Lists to their students. To access this page for each student: Log in to BookshareSelect the "Members" link from the left-hand... more
Update your audio download preferences:Log in to your Bookshare account and select the My Account link on the top left corner of the page. Under My Summary, select the Edit Preferences link.Under the Download Preferences heading, select DAISY Audio from the Audio... more
Books can be downloaded easily in the the Dolphin EasyReader application directly through the Dolphin app itself. To download books onto your device using the Dolphin EasyReader application:Open the Dolphin EasyReader Application (create a Dolphin EasyReader account)... more
Here's some information about Bookshare qualifications for educators: If your student finds 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. For your... more
Bookshare has introduced a new search option allowing members to search through all of the available Special Collections.  To do this:Navigate to the Browse page ( the "Search" link from the Browse Other Collections... more
Did you know that Bookshare includes nearly 10,000 books that are not copyrighted and available to anyone, even non-members of Bookshare?For example, here are three lists containing hundreds of freely available titles that anyone can access:Free Books for All - 208... more
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