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Bookshare Release NotesBookshare has a new version released approximately every three weeks; this page will be used to learn about key new features or changes that matter to you.Bookshare 5.4.7 (June 27th, 2017)This release included:Expanded support for Bookshare cover... 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
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
Web Reader reads using your device's built-in Text to Speech voice. Depending on what kind of device you have, please follow the steps below to change and/or install additional voices.Windows PCTo change your computer's Text to Speech voice:Windows 8 and olderOpen 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 "... more
Bookshare Web Reader includes self-voicing and word highlighting on computers with:Google Chrome version 33+Safari version 6.1+Chromebooks version 14+  Coming soon: Microsoft EdgeBookshare Web Reader includes self-voicing (no word highlighting) on devices with:Google... more
If you are getting an error message when you attempt to use a "Read Now" link next to a book, this may indicate that this title is currently not compatible with Bookshare Web Reader. Unfortunately these incompatibilities are complex and may take a significant amount of... 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
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
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
You must use Google Chrome with Bookshare Web Reader to use your computer's built-in text-to-speech. Please go to: https://aboutmybrowser.com/ and confirm you have Chrome version 23 or above.  If you are using Chrome version 23 or above and you still do not hear your... 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
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
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
Please note that at this time Bookshare does not support Windows 8 RT tablets. Bookshare material can be accessed through the Bookshare Web Reader, or Read:OutLoud.Please view our tutorial for using the Bookshare Web Reader: Video of How to Use Bookshare Web Reader... more