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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
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
The Internet Archive is a partner collection that Bookshare members can use to search for books outside of the Bookshare collection.   The Internet Archive has a large collection of books, including over 3 million DAISY titles, including periodicals and older reference... more
To comply with Copyright law, our books must be provided in a specialized format that makes them accessible to people with print disabilities. We know that some subscribers want to read our books on a portable eReader such as the Kindle or Nook. These devices do not... more
Kurzweil has an easy to use online search feature that makes it simple to download and read our books with either an Individual Membership or Organizational Membership account. To do this, please take the following steps:Open Kurzweil.Select Online Search.Uncheck all... more
Yes. You'll first need to unzip the books if you do not know how to unzip books please see our guide on extracting Bookshare books.Kurzweil can open the OPF file associated with each of our DAISY books.  Select the "Open" option from the Kurzweil "File" menu and locate... more
Locate and download a Daisy book through Bookshare onto your computer.Plug your device in and open iTunes.Select your device on the top right corner of iTunes. (If the device does not appear on the top right corner, please ensure you have the latest version of iTunes... more
Read2Go is specifically an Apple DAISY reader. Bookshare does offer an Android application, Go Read, for more information please visit Go Read.  If there are specific devices you are interested seeing Bookshare delivered on, please add that feedback in our Bookshare... 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 5.5.0 (January 23rd, 2018)This release included:Made improvements in handling... more