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Yes, educators can download books for their students at home and burn them on a CD or copy the files to a flash drive if they wish. Sponsors cannot share their password with others, but they can log in to Bookshare from any computer that has internet access.
Students without computer access can read Bookshare books in a number of ways. Braille or large print users can get their materials embossed or printed by the school or accessible media center. Digital content can be put on media (like CDs) and played in inexpensive... more
The Internet Archive is a partner collection that Bookshare members can use to search for books outside of the Bookshare collection. The Internet Archive has a large collection of books, including over 3 million DAISY titles, including periodicals and older reference... more
Downloaded book files from an organizational account are meant for a particular qualified registered student. It is acceptable to project a limited portion of the book in a classroom for an assignment as long as the educator is not physically giving copies to students... more
Bookshare encourages people with print disabilities to get access to all the resources they need in order to read. For this reason, we recommend that Bookshare members also consider joining Learning Ally and the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled... more
Through a partnership with TechAdapt Inc., you can order a Bookshare book in embossed Braille. Anyone in the United States can order these embossed books; you do not need to be a Bookshare Member.Please email sales@techadapt.com with the book title, author, and ISBN... more
Yes, Bookshare has general information brochures for distribution. Additionally, all forms and information pertaining to membership can be found on this site. If you need to request materials, please contact us.To learn more, please take a look at our How to Guides.
Members are only permitted to download Bookshare books for their own personal use. Sharing is strictly prohibited due to copyright restrictions. Bookshare uses Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology and contractual agreements with Members to maximize personal... more
Due to the constraints of copyright law, we cannot provide access to copyrighted books for training purposes. However, Bookshare contains more than 10,000 freely available titles (e.g. public domain or Creative Commons licensed) that anyone can access, and these can be... more
Yes, Bookshare offers recurring webinars on various topics related to accessing the Bookshare digital library. Learn more about training by visiting our Training page.
DAISY and BRF are digital formats for accessible materials. NISO/DAISY 3 is the global digital talking book standard (http://www.daisy.org/z3986/), supported by many leading libraries, assistive technology software and hardware manufacturers worldwide that serve those... more
Video: Bookshare Books Download Formats × Books from Bookshare are available in six formats that make them accessible to people with various reading barriers:Bookshare Web... more
Bookshare has chosen to produce digital files that can be read with a range of text-to-speech (TTS) tools, rather than books that are human-narrated, to offer members the widest possible selection of materials as efficiently as possible. As a result, we can add... more
Yes, Bookshare has a growing collection of books for early elementary readers.  Please note not all Bookshare Books include grade information yet.  Please use the Bookshare advanced search to designate the reading level of books you wish to search.  Additionally... more
We do add textbooks as needed by students.  The textbooks must be assigned as classroom reading in an accredited educational program, including K-12 and postsecondary. To begin the process please submit a Book Request.