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BeeLine Reader Bookshare has partnered with BeeLine Reader to offer you another way to make reading easier. BeeLine Reader helps you read more easily by applying a subtle color gradient to text. This gradient wraps from the end of one line to the beginning of the... more
The “Read Now” link will allow you to read Bookshare books directly within your Internet browser using Bookshare Web Reader. Books will be streamed directly to your computer; there is nothing to download or install. This is one of the fastest and easiest ways to read... more
Bookshare Web Reader includes self-voicing and word highlighting on computers with:Google Chrome version 33+Safari version 6.1+Chromebooks version 14+  The New Microsoft EdgeBookshare Web Reader includes self-voicing (no word highlighting) on devices with:Google Mobile... 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
Individual and Student Members can read books using Web Reader.Using a computer or a Chromebook, open Google Chrome or Safari (Mac only) and log in to Bookshare.Use the search box at the top of the page to search for a book.Once you've found the book, select the "Read... 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
If a book does not have a "Read Now" link, it may be due to one of the following reasons:You may be using a browser that is not compatible with the Bookshare Web Reader. Please read about compatible browsers here.Your book is not available in Bookshare Web Reader. If... more
Google's recent update to Chromebooks has broken the Bookshare Web Reader Chrome extension. However, Bookshare has updated the Web Reader itself to no longer require this extension.  To regain audio simply remove this extenion by:In the address bar of Chrome type:... more
The Bookshare Web Reader currently does not have the capability to take notes, define words, or create bookmarks.  The Web Reader will remember where the book was last read so long as it's accessed on the same computer, allowing members to re-open a partially read book... more
Currently the Web Reader requires third-party cookies to be enabled in order to access Bookshare content.  Please enable third-party cookies:On Chrome:Navigate to settingsSelect Show Advanced SettingsSelect the Content Settings button under PrivacyUncheck the Block... more
The text to speech function of our Web Reader is available on the Chrome web browser version 23 or higher, Safari and Microsoft Edge.If you are on a compatible browser and still not receiving audio, first verify sound is working on your computer: Speakers are plugged... more
Bookshare Web Reader offers a series of access keys for users.If you are on Chrome and IE:Alt+P: Toggle TTS (Only Available on Google Chrome) Alt+B: Activate Back to Library Alt+T: Toggle Table of Contents Alt+N: Toggle Night Mode Alt+X: Hide Toolbar Navigation Alt+O:... 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
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
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