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You will need to be logged into your Bookshare account and be a member from the U.S. We appreciate when you search the collection before making a request. If you're new to searching the collection, we have tips that can help. Note that Bookshare may have alternate... more
Our staff members will verify that the book isn't in the collection, is needed for school, and that we can acquire a copy of the correct book for conversion. (If your request isn't needed for school, it will be put on the Wish List, which our volunteer community uses... more
To install Voice Dream Reader, please do the following:Open the App Store on your device.In the search field, enter "Voice Dream Reader." Select the "Buy $14.99" button.Select the Install button.To download books using Voice Dream Reader, please do the following:Open... more
NIMAC books are available for U.S. K–12 students with an active IEP from a public education agency. Only Authorized Users (organizations) are permitted to download NIMAC-sourced textbooks. If Bookshare is an Authorized User in your state, please submit a book request... more
If they have a qualifying disability as well as an active IEP (Individual Education Plan) from a public K–12 education agency they can access NIMAC-sourced books.A sponsor from the K–12 school serving that student must download the NIMAC-sourced book for the student... more
Watch a demo of the Bookshare app for iOS devices at: http://www.read2go.org.
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
It's easy to volunteer for Bookshare!Scanning: You can make virtually any book accessible if you are willing to scan the file and submit it to Bookshare. If you have a computer with internet access, a scanner with scan-to-text software, basic computer skills, and a... more
Benetech owns and operates the Bookshare website. Benetech works with the Daisy Forum of India (DFI) to make Bookshare available to qualified individuals in India under Section 52(1)(zb) of the Indian Copyright Act, 1957, or under agreements between Benetech and... more
Bookshare cannot accept:eBooks (even if they have been printed and scanned)standardized teststeacher editions of textbookscopyrighted dramatic works (plays or screenplays)
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.
The preferred method is online.Log in to Bookshare. Select the "My Account” link. Select “Subscription” link.Enter your Visa or MasterCard information. Select the “Preview” button and verify that the information is correct. Select the “Purchase” button to make your... more
Bookshare Acronyms and Lingo Definitions Bookshare Acronyms and Lingo Definition AT Assistive Technology - examples are Read:OutLoud, Victor Reader, AMIS, Read2Go BRF Braille Ready Format DAISY Digital Accessible Information System DIAGRAM... more
Every book on the "My History" page every will have a status:Read Now - selecting this link will open the book in the Bookshare Web Reader. In progress - indicates the Bookshare servers are currently packaging your requested download. Depending on the format selected... more