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This error message is displayed when you attempt to open a zip file with Read:OutLoud.If you're using Windows Vista or 7, it may be possible that you're not fully extracting the book. You'll need to fully extract the zip file by doing one of the following:To unzip a... more
There is an intermittent bug in the Mac version of Read:OutLoud that causes the download window to fail to close when the download completes. Allow two to three minutes for the download to complete then click the red dot on the top left corner of the download window to... more
The default number of downloads per 30 days is 100 books.The book download limit is based on a 30 day cycle that starts on the day you download your first book. If for example, your download is 100, and 100 books were downloaded on day 1, additional books wouldn’t be... more
To protect publishers' interests under the terms of the copyright act, each book file downloaded is digitally fingerprinted with the information about the one student who will be receiving the book. With these fingerprints, Bookshare can detect illegal sharing and... more
There are three steps to becoming a Bookshare member:1.    Register online.  Click “Sign Up.”Read and accept the Bookshare agreement.  A welcome email will be sent to confirm your account submission.    2.  Provide proof of disability. Review the list of qualifying... more
There are several methods for providing Proof of Disability when completing an Individual Membership for Bookshare.   Students of schools with Organizational Memberships:If your school has already submitted your Proof of Disability to Bookshare as part of its account,... more
There are three ways that a Sponsor can allow members to access Bookshare at home:The first way is to sign a student up for an individual membership.  For more information see "How do I create an Individual Membership for my student?"The second way is to have a Sponsor... more
Depending on your type of organization, you either provide signed Proof of Disability by FAX or U.S. mail, or you send this information to Bookshare electronically by uploading your roster.
Video of How Do I Sign Up My School for Bookshare? For more information on signing up for organizational membership, visit our Organizational Membership page . 
Yes! Students can download books on their own if they have either student logins or Individual Memberships.Student logins now allow students to acccess and download any books shared with them by their teachers.And this guide will provide step-by-step directions and... more
A person with a qualified print disability, such as visual impairment, certain physical disabilities and severe learning disabilities would qualify for Bookshare.  Learn more about qualifications.
Yes, parents can sign up their own child.To qualify for a free student membership for U.S. students, parents can enter their child’s school information during the sign-up process. All memberships for U.S. students are currently free through an award from the U.S.... more
If a student is on the roster of an existing Organizational Membership:A sponsor can set a limited access username and password to allow a member to log in and access books shared on a Reading List.  Once the member logs in they can select the "Want to read more books... more
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OSEP funding does not cover teachers’ personal use.Teachers with qualifying print disabilities can sign up for their own memberships (for which they or their school will need to pay the subscription fee).Note: If the teacher is also a U.S. student and enrolled in... more