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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
If you’re using a screen reader, downloading our books in DAISY format is one of the easiest ways to read them on your computer. While DAISY books are made for certain reading programs, you can also open them in your web browser for offline reading. If you're using... more
To include Bookshare in your teaching plans, we suggest two steps:Open up an individual account for the student allowing him/her access to all books (except for NIMAC books). Include the student in a school program (allowing him/her access to all books including NIMAC... more
U.S. students and schools are FREE thanks to an award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).All other members: To submit payment via credit card (Visa or Mastercard only), log in to your account, select the “My Account" link... more
Click here for instructions on how to file a book quality report, and to see a list of books that have been reported for problems and are being fixed. Bookshare will fix the errors as quickly as possible and replace the book in the library. NIMAC-sourced textbooks will... more
If upong selecting the "Speak" button you have no audio please check a few things.First if you see word highlighting on the screen please verify the volume is turned on your computer, and speakers are on and plugged in as necessary.If instead the application simply... more
Over 850 U.S. and International publishers contribute digital content to Bookshare. Their generous support helps in many ways.  Click on the link to see a complete list of who is involved.
You can manually download Bookshare books to your Dynavox Maestro, V/Vmax, or V+/Vmax+ by saving them as a DAISY Text file, then opening the book in Dynavox's eBook Reader. To download the DAISY Text file on your Dynavox:Log in to your Bookshare account in a web... more
What is the NIMAC?The NIMAC (National Instructional Materials Accessibility Center) is a U.S. national repository of NIMAS source files for K-12 textbooks and related printed core instructional materials. NIMAS source files are used by states, and the organizations... more