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It is possible to choose the format of our BRF books. They can be formatted for a refreshable braille display or a braille embosser, and provided in either contracted or uncontracted braille.To adjust these options on Individual Memberships:Log into BookshareSelect the... more
The “Options” dialog allows you to set items such as download location, default download type, and whether the Braille Sense U2 automatically unpacks the Bookshare book or periodical. To open the “Options” dialog, Tab to the “Options” button and press “Enter” or press... more
Through a partnership with TechAdapt Inc., you can order a Bookshare book in embossed Braille. Anyone in the United States can order these embossed books; you do not need to be a Bookshare Member.Please email sales@techadapt.com with the book title, author, and ISBN... more
When you choose “Books” from the “Select Search Mode” combo box described above, the next item in the dialog is “Select Search Method”. Press “Space” to choose between “Search word” and “Category search”. When you choose to “Search word”, the next item in the dialog is... more
Yes! The settings for accessing Unified English Braille (UEB) files will be in a slightly different place depending on your account type:Individual MembersChange your Format PreferenceMake sure that you are logged into BookshareGo to your Preferences page under My... more
If you select “periodicals” from the “select search Mode” combo box, the next item in the dialog is an edit box in to which you can enter a “periodical ID”. Each periodical in the Bookshare collection contains a numerical ID you can use to quickly access it. Enter the... more
Yes, Bookshare books can be opened in Braille2000, into Duxbury or MegaDots and embossed. Each book needs to be downloaded by an authorized Sponsor and associated with an individual student. Schools have the option to download the books and provide them to transcribers... more
Setting up for the First TimeTo utilize the Bookshare program on the BrailleSense, you will first need to customize a few of its options to get started. These settings will be saved until you change them.From the main Menu, select Library Services, then Bookshare... 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. DAISY... more
DAISY and BRF are digital formats for accessible materials. NISO/DAISY 3 is the global digital talking book standard (http://www.daisy.org/z3986/), supported by many leading libraries, assistive technology software and hardware manufacturers worldwide that serve those... more
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 booths, at any time during the Expo hours, and please check this page daily for... more
Bookshare encourages people with print disabilities to get access to all the resources they need in order to read. For this reason, we recommend that Bookshare members also consider joining Learning Ally and the National Library Service (NLS) by confirming eligibility... more
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
If you are using a BrailleNote Touch device, the easiest way to find, download and start reading your books is to:Download the Go Read application from the Google PlaystorePlaystore is pre-loaded on the Touch, which is Android-basedOpen Go Read on the Touch and... 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