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Many of our reading tools are switch-compatible, including Web Reader and Read:OutLoud. Both programs have keyboard shortcuts to start and stop the Text to Speech. We recommend binding your switch to these keys for greater accessibility. In Web Reader, Alt + P starts... more
We recently encountered a bug that prevented users from adding books to their Reading Lists. This issue has been resolved, however if you are still having trouble adding books to your Reading Lists you may need to clear your browser’s cache and cookies. Follow the... more
The two collectionsThe RNIB Bookshare UK education collection requires the educational organisation to create the primary account, members of staff (Sponsors) can then be added to the account along with learners (Members). Our collection contains thousands of... more
YES, USE ASTERISKS!To show a break in the text, such as a doodad or a bullet point or large blank space. Replace whatever was there with an asterisk. Keep in mind that not every blank lines shows a break in the text. This will be an extra large blank space or symbol,... more
IN THE TEXTMake sure there is a space before and after the number or asterisk in the textDo not add in an asterisk if there is a numberNumbers may be super or subscripted; whichever is in the original textIf there is a dagger (†), replace it with an asterisk (or if... more
Please note that there are no plans or funding to update Read:OutLoud Bookshare Edition at this time; please consider using Don Johnston's Snap&Read Universal tool in conjunction with Bookshare Web Reader, or look at the Reading Tools for Computers page for other... more
Please note that there are no plans or funding to update this Bookshare Edition of Victor Reader Soft at this time; please consider using other reading tools by Humanware, or look at the Reading Tools for Computers page for other tools that are being maintained by our... more
To log into Bookshare on a Victor Reader Stream:Press the Menu key (7) until you locate the Online Services Menu Press the 2 or 8 key to locate the Add Bookshare Service menu option, then press Confirm (#) to select itEnter the Email address associated with your... more
You can navigate through Go Read using Talk Back, Android's built-in screen reader. To enable Talk Back:From the home screen on your Android device, select the Apps button.Select the Settings button.Under the System section, select the Accessibility button.Select the... more
Please download BRF using a computer or Braille note-taker. Do not try to download BRF on a tablet or smartphone when using these steps.Individual MembersVisit www.bookshare.org and log into your accountLocate a book using the search box, or from a page such as My... more
Bookshare recently implemented a small change to our advanced search.  Traditionally when checking multiple categories all books that appear in any of those categories would be given as search results, even if they only appeared in one of the selected categories.  Now... more
At this time Bookshare offers BRF versions of our books in: AfrikaansArabicBengaliBulgarianCatalanChineseCzechDanishDutchEnglishFrenchGermanGujaratiHebrewHindiHungarianItalianKoreanMalayamMararthiPanjabiRussianSpanishSwedishTamilTeluguTurkishPortugueseWelshBookshare... more
BeeLine ReaderBeeLine Reader is designed to make reading faster and easier by using a color gradient that guides your eyes from the end of one line to the beginning of the next. For many readers, BeeLine Reader's color gradients dramatically improves focus and reading... more
At this time, apps like Read2Go are not directly compatible with our Reading Lists. However, sharing books on Reading Lists is still important as they can allow members to access these books on these apps through two options.Option 1: Search within Read2Go.  Use the... more
Yes. You can continue using Bookshare as a paying Individual Member if you are no longer a student. As a non-student, you will need to purchase a subscription to continue using your account.Please visit our Help Center for more information about purchasing a... more