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Several of our Reading Tool partners will be at Benetech's booth #301 at ATIA 2018, demonstrating how their Reading Tools can be used with Bookshare. Please check this page daily for updates to the schedule and then reserve your spot!  Sign Up Form You can also stop by... more
Unfortunately we are currently experiencing a bug with our Web Reader extension on Google Chromebooks that is making our books read with a German or French Text to Speech voice. We have determined that the bug is an issue with the Chromebook’s operating system itself. ... more
When using the Bookshare Web Reader on a Chromebook to get highlighting you must install and use the Chrome OS US English Female HQ voice.  The pre-installed voices that come with Chromebooks do not include the ability to highlight at this time.To resolve this issue: 1... more
The text to speech function of our Web Reader is only available on the Chrome web browser version 23 or higher. To confirm your version of Chrome, type chrome://chrome/ into the address bar. If you are on a compatible version of Chrome and still not receiving audio,... more
If you're able to open a book with the Bookshare Web Reader but the text to speech is not functioning please try these troubleshooting steps:Ensure you're on Google Chrome if using a PC, or Safari if on a Mac.  Note that currently the Web Reader is not supported on... more
Bookshare is constantly working on ways to improve your user experience. We release new software every three weeks, and sometimes we choose to open up a new feature or change in the way that you perform a task to a smaller "Beta group".  The following features are... more
Your last read location will only be remembered if you use the same browser on the same computer. If you switch computers, browsers, or have cleared the cookies for your browser, your last read location will not be saved.
Please refer to the Reading Tools Partner Demos at ATIA 2018  for this year's schedule.Several of our Reading Tool partners will be at Benetech's booth #419 at ATIA 2017, demonstrating how their Reading Tools can be used with Bookshare.Stop by our booth, or the partner... 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
Tobii I-series users can install any of our Windows-compatible reading tools. Web Reader and Read:OutLoud are freely available to Bookshare users, although there are many other compatible programs. Web Reader is a free eBook reader that you can access directly through... 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
If you’re using a screen reader, downloading our books in DAISY format is one of the easiest ways to read them on your computer. While DAISY books are made for certain reading programs, you can also open them in your web browser for offline reading. If you're using... more
Your student access Bookshare account allows you to access books shared with you on a Reading List, or previously downloaded for you by a sponsor.  To access a book first log into your student access account, then:Navigate to your shared Reading List either from the... more
Books from Bookshare are available in five specialized formats specifically designed for people with disabilities:Bookshare Web Reader - A customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link. EPUB... more
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