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Organizational Members (OM's) are qualified Bookshare users who are registered on an Organization's Bookshare account. Sponsors, generally teachers or other school staff, add students to their school's roster as Organizational Members. Other organizations such as... more
An Individual Membership (IM) is a qualified adult or student's personal Bookshare account with Bookshare. IM's can freely search for and download books in any of the Bookshare accessible formats, unlike Organizational Members who only have access to books assigned to... 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
We recommend iOS users install a Bookshare-integrated app (Dolphin EasyReader, Voice Dream Reader, or Capti Narrator) when downloading books to their mobile device. However, if you wish to verify a book is in our collection by searching our website, please follow the... more
VoiceOver commands are generally performed by pressing the Ctrl and Option keys at the same time as at least one other key. When you press the Ctrl and Option keys together, that combination is referred to as the VoiceOver key (VO key for short). Please note if you... more
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
Yes! Bookshare has many international members, including both adults and students. Bookshare partners with a number of international organizations that can help members submit Proof of Disability and/or may provide financial assistance. Check if your organization is... more
Tobii T-series users can install Go Read, a free app available in the Google Play Store. To install Go Read on your device, please do the following: Open the Google Play store. Search for "Go Read" or "Bookshare." Select Go Read, then select the Install button. Visit... more
Eye gaze is compatible with many of our reading tools, including the new Bookshare Reader. To read a book with Bookshare Reader for web:Using a computer or a Chromebook, open your web browser and log in to Bookshare.* Search for a book using the search box at the top... more
Many of our reading tools are switch-compatible, including Bookshare Reader for Web. It has keyboard shortcuts to start and stop the Text to Speech and navigate through the book:Open Table of Contents (Alt + C / Control + Option + C)Open List of Bookmarks (Alt + Shift... more
YES, USE ASTERISKS!To show a break in the text, such as a doodad or a bullet point or large blank space. Replace whatever was there with an asterisk. Keep in mind that not every blank lines shows a break in the text. This will be an extra large blank space or symbol,... more
FOOTNOTES are located at the bottom of a page, with a corresponding indicator like an asterisk, dagger, or number present in the text.Separate the text of the page from that of the footnotes on the bottom by adding a line with three asterisks on it after the text and... more
To log into Bookshare on a Victor Reader Stream:Press the Menu key (7) until you locate the Online Services Menu Press the 2 or 8 key to locate the Add Bookshare Service menu option, then press Confirm (#) to select itEnter the Email address associated with your... more
You can navigate through Go Read using Talk Back, Android's built-in screen reader. To enable Talk Back:From the home screen on your Android device, select the Apps button.Select the Settings button.Under the System section, select the Accessibility button.Select the... more
Please download BRF using a computer or Braille note-taker. Do not try to download BRF on a tablet or smartphone when using these steps.Individual MembersVisit www.bookshare.org and log into your accountLocate a book using the search box, or from a page such as My... more