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Bookshare Discussion forumBookshare has a general discussion forum open for any kind of discussion at https://discussions.bookshare.org/Bookshare Discussion List This list is for Bookshare members to discuss Bookshare books, reading tools, tips, etc. Subscribe: Send a... more
A pending title is a book or periodical that has been requested for the Bookshare collection but which we don't have yet. These might be found, for instance, in one of our special collection lists where we want to include a full list of titles for a particular award,... more
When a volunteer's scanned or proofread book is approved into Bookshare®'s collection, both the scanner and the proofreader automatically earn Volunteer Reward Credits. These credits can be used to reduce the cost of a Bookshare membership* for a person with a... more
When we receive books from publisher partners or the NIMAC in digital formats, images are included.When we need to manually convert a print book into accessible format, images are not retained.  We do not have the resources currently required to retain all images,... more
A professional with credentials and training in the area of the specific disability is considered a qualified Competent Authority. Some examples include:Visual impairment/low vision—A family doctor, ophthalmologist, optometrist, teacher of the visually impaired,... more
Enter multiple search terms separated by a comma (but no space) to find all books that contain ALL of those terms. For example:  horse, tiger returns all books containing BOTH "horse" and "tiger".Use quotation marks to search for a phrase. For example: "French cooking... more
Can I restrict my child's access to certain titles?Bookshare tags some books as "adult content," which depict extreme violence or explicit sexual content.  Those books are not available to readers under 18, or adult readers who "opt out" of seeing adult content in... more
Books marked as adult content might contain topics that are inappropriate for minors. These topics may include extremely graphic violence or explicit sexual content.Members over 18 can opt in or out of seeing adult content in search results by changing their account... more
Books cannot be deleted from your download history due to tracking requirements from our funding source and our publishers.  However, you can limit the number of days of history that are displayed on your My History page.  The default is 30 days, but if you download a... more
Bookshare Release NotesBookshare has a new version released approximately every three weeks; this page will be used to learn about key new features or changes that matter to you.Bookshare 5.5.0 (January 23rd, 2018)This release included:Made improvements in handling... more
To view your download history select the "My History" link from your task bar.Selecting the "Available" or "Downloaded" link from the status section of a book will initiate the download onto your computer.  If the status section indicates "In Progress" our servers are... more
To change your personal information on Bookshare first log into your Bookshare account, then:Select the "My Account" link Select the "My Information" linkEnter your Bookshare email address and passwordModify the information as necessarySelect the "Save" button at the... more
Bookshare members can update their download preferences online, including their:Default download formatAudio format (MP3 or DAISY Audio)Braille settings (Grade, Format, and Size)As an Individual Member:Log in to your Bookshare account.Select the My Account link in the... more
If you are a US teacher or a sponsor you may renew your students' accounts from your roster.To continue as a US student, please update your school information:Log into Bookshare Select the Update link at the top of the My Bookshare or My Account pageUpdate your school... more
To change your email address, first log into your Bookshare account, then:Select the link with your name next to Log in or Log outSelect the "Edit Information" linkEnter your Bookshare email address and passwordSelect "Edit" to modify the information as necessarySelect... more