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To change the download preference for Individual Members:Log in to your Bookshare account.Search for a book.Locate the download drop down menu and select Set Preferences.Select your audio preference and select OK.You can now select the Audio option and the download... more
It is possible to choose the format of our BRF books. They can be formatted for a refreshable braille display or a braille embosser, and provided in either contracted or uncontracted braille.To adjust these options on Individual Memberships:Log into BookshareSelect the... more
To comply with Copyright law, our books must be provided in a specialized format that makes them accessible to people with print disabilities. We know that some subscribers want to read our books on a portable eReader such as the Kindle or Nook. These devices do not... more
Please note that you only need to unzip our books if you're downloading them in the following formats:DAISY (Text or Images)BRFAudio (MP3 or DAISY Audio)You do not need to unzip books if you are using an app (such as Read2Go) or Web Reader. To unzip a book using... more
If you are using a Nook HD you can use it to access Bookshare material, please install Go Read.Currently our Daisy files cannot be read using a Kindle or Nook other than the Nook HD. To comply with copyright law, Bookshare books must be provided in a specialized format... more
Yes, Bookshare books can be opened in Braille2000, into Duxbury or MegaDots and embossed. Each book needs to be downloaded by an authorized Sponsor and associated with an individual student. Schools have the option to download the books and provide them to transcribers... more
For an overview of how to search for Books on Bookshare, please refer to the video tutorial: Video of How Do I Find and Request Books from Bookshare Using the advanced search is a quick and easy way to find the books you are looking for.Collection to Search: By... more
Bookshare's powerful full text search capability searches for a word or phrase in the titles, authors' names, and contents of all books in the library. Just enter a word or phrase in the search box at the top of any page.For more details on searching, see the Find... more
The latest Victor Reader Stream includes built in Wifi allowing Bookshare users to log in, search, and download Bookshare content directly on the device itself. If you have this device click here for more information.If you wish to use a computer to download and... more
Before opening Read&Write Gold, download a book from our website in DAISY format:Open your web browser and log in to your Bookshare account.Locate a book to download.Download the book in DAISY text or DAISY with Images format. Unzip the compressed book folder. For... more
Where Do Bookshare Members Live?There are Bookshare members in over 70 countries around the world!ArgentinaAustraliaAustriaBelgiumBermudaBrazilCanadaChileChinaColombiaCosta RicaCroatiaCzech RepublicDenmarkEcuadorFederated States of ... more
How Many Books Are Available To Me?Bookshare is able to provide books to users outside the U.S. because publishers donate their books to Bookshare and give us permission to share those books with Bookshare members.When you are logged into your account, searching and... more
Bookshare Subscription FeesBookshare’s fee structure is based on the World Bank designation of countries as being high-income, upper-middle income, lower-middle income or lower-income.List of country income levels as determined by the World BankBookshare Fee Table
If you are using a new BrailleNote Touch device, the easiest way is to use Go Read. Learn more here.Otherwise, you'll need to use removable media such as a flash drive or memory card to copy books to a BrailleNote.If copying a DAISY book, please do the following:... more
Kurzweil has an easy to use online search feature that makes it simple to download and read our books with either an Individual Membership or Organizational Membership account. To do this, please take the following steps:Open Kurzweil.Select Online Search.Uncheck all... more