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Welcome to the Bookshare Reader for Amazon Alexa beta!We ask that you make note of your experience: what worked well and what didn't, what you enjoyed and what we could improve. You will receive a regular survey soliciting feedback throughout the beta period. Thank you... more
Bookshare Web Reader reads using your device's built-in text-to-speech (TTS) voice. Depending on what kind of device you have, you may be able to select an alternate voice -- see instructions, below. In addition, you can get access to additional voices and enhance the... more
If you have found a book that does not offer a "Read Now" link, or are getting an error message when you attempt to use the "Read Now" link, this may indicate that this title is currently not compatible with Bookshare Web Reader. Unfortunately these incompatibilities... more
All of Bookshare's books have audio capability. How you access these audio features depends on the type of reading experience you prefer and the type of device you want to use to listen to your books. Note that Bookshare does not offer human narrated audio, so all of... more
The new Bookshare Reader for web is a free tool that is compatible with these web browsers: Google Chrome version 33+Safari version 6.1+Chromebooks version 14+  The New Microsoft EdgeIt has exciting new features such as: Bookmarking for easy reference Multiple... more
Bookshare Reader can be used with compatible web browsers on smartphones and tablets. However, for the best user experience, we recommend using the official Bookshare Reader apps for iOS and Android coming in fall of 2022. 
The new Bookshare Reader for web is compatible with a Chromebook version 14+. It is also compatible with a device running Google Chrome 33+. Go to www.bookshare.org to get started!
For an effective reading experience, we recommend using Bookshare Web Reader on the following browsers:Google Chrome version 87 and above Chromebooks version 87 and aboveSafari version 12.1 and above Microsoft Edge version 87 and aboveMozilla Firefox version 78 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
Your student Bookshare account allows you to read books assigned by your teacher, books shared with you on a Reading List or books you have previously downloaded. Learn more about accessing your books.Log into your account:On your My Bookshare Page you will see tabs... 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
Capti, the creators of Capti Narrator, also offer an online reader on their website. Capti Narrator Online is a free eBook reader that you can open in Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Like Web Reader, Capti Online has built-in Text to Speech and a number of visual settings... more
Did you know that Bookshare includes nearly 10,000 books that are not copyrighted and available to anyone, even non-members of Bookshare?For example, here are three lists containing hundreds of freely available titles that anyone can access:Free Books for All - 208... 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 a mobile app or Web Reader. To unzip a book using Windows:Right-... more
You can manually download Bookshare books to your Dynavox Maestro, V/Vmax, or V+/Vmax+ by saving them as a DAISY Text file, then opening the book in Dynavox's eBook Reader. To download the DAISY Text file on your Dynavox:Log in to your Bookshare account in a web... more