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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
At this time Bookshare offers BRF versions of our books in: AfrikaansArabicBengaliBulgarianCatalanChineseCzechDanishDutchEnglishFrenchGermanGujaratiHebrewHindiHungarianItalianKoreanMalayamMararthiPanjabiRussianSpanishSwedishTamilTeluguTurkishPortugueseWelshBookshare... more
It's easy to volunteer for Bookshare!Scanning: You can make virtually any book accessible if you are willing to scan the file and submit it to Bookshare. If you have a computer with internet access, a scanner with scan-to-text software, basic computer skills, and a... more
Bookshare Acronyms and Lingo Definitions Bookshare Acronyms and Lingo Definition AT Assistive Technology - examples are Read:OutLoud, Victor Reader, AMIS, Read2Go BRF Braille Ready Format DAISY Digital Accessible Information System DIAGRAM... more
What is the NIMAC?The NIMAC (National Instructional Materials Accessibility Center) is a U.S. national repository of NIMAS source files for K-12 textbooks and related printed core instructional materials. NIMAS source files are used by states, and the organizations... more
Bookshare members can update their download preferences online, including their:Default download formatAudio format (MP3 or DAISY Audio)Braille settings (Grade, Format, and Size)As an Individual Member:Log in to your Bookshare account.Select the My Account link in the... more
Students without computer access can read Bookshare books in a number of ways. Braille or large print users can get their materials embossed or printed by the school or accessible media center. Digital content can be put on media (like CDs) and played in inexpensive... more
Some DAISY books have human narration, and many do not. Bookshare books only contain digital text.DAISY format is an extremely flexible file format that permits both digital audio (such as recorded human speech) and digital text (that can be read with any of the... more
Books can be “read” in three different ways:ReadUsing various large font sizes—selectable on device, e.g., computer, tablet)On braille devicesWith word and sentence highlighting on some devicesListened to via audioRead and listened to at the same timeLearn more about... more
If you are using a new BrailleNote Touch device, the easiest way is to use Go Read. Learn more here.Otherwise, you'll need to use removable media such as a flash drive or memory card to copy books to a BrailleNote.If copying a DAISY book, please do the following:... more