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At this time, apps like Read2Go are not directly compatible with our Reading Lists. However, sharing books on Reading Lists is still important as they can allow members to access these books on these apps through two options.Option 1: Search within Read2Go.  Use the... more
Bookshare Discussion forumBookshare has a general discussion forum open for any kind of discussion at https://discussions.bookshare.org/Bookshare Discussion List This list is for Bookshare members to discuss Bookshare books, reading tools, tips, etc. Subscribe: Send a... more
Yes. Various reading tools support note-taking, highlighting and other study skills.  Please see the list of Member-Preferred Reading Tools, or consider using Don Johnston's Snap&Read Universal tool in conjunction with Bookshare Web Reader.Bookshare members also... more
Your student access Bookshare account allows you to access books shared with you on a Reading List, or previously downloaded for you by a sponsor.  To access a book first log into your student access account, then:Navigate to your shared Reading List either from the... more
Bookshare has recently developed the new Student Dashboard for teachers, giving better insight into a student's activity on Bookshare.To access this page: Log into BookshareSelect the "Members" link from the left side of your My Bookshare pageSelect the last name of... more
Did you know that Bookshare has more than 6,000 books that are not copyrighted? While you are waiting for your full Bookshare individual or organizational account to be set up, you can get started by reading any of these books. Additionally, if you are showing others... more
JAWS users may like to read Bookshare books with FSReader, a reading program that comes free with JAWS. If you are using JAWS but prefer not to use FSReader, please visit our article on Reading Books with a Screen Reader. If you'd like to use FSReader, please follow... more
To view your download history select the "My History" link from your task bar.Selecting the "Available" or "Downloaded" link from the status section of a book will initiate the download onto your computer.  If the status section indicates "In Progress" our servers are... more
If you’re using a screen reader, downloading our books in DAISY format is one of the easiest ways to read them on your computer. While DAISY books are made for certain reading programs, you can also open them in your web browser for offline reading. If you're using... more
While reading a book, a single finger tap anywhere on the screen will show the reading tools menu. You can skip ahead in the text by tapping on the “next item" button, the fast forward icon.Without voiceover enabled you can change the navigation level of this action by... more
There are three ways that a Sponsor can allow members to access Bookshare at home:The first way is to sign a student up for an individual membership.  For more information see "How do I create an Individual Membership for my student?"The second way is to have a Sponsor... more
Android users can access Bookshare content on-the-go using Go Read, our free, open source eBook reader directly integrated with Bookshare. Phones and tablets running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above can download Go Read from the Google Play Store.Built with... more
Bookshare is constantly working on ways to improve your user experience. We release new software every three weeks, and sometimes we choose to open up a new feature or change in the way that you perform a task to a smaller "Beta group".  The following features are... more
How to install Speech CentralOpen the Apple App Store on your iOS device.Search for "Speech Central"Select the option to get Speech CentralHow to download a Bookshare bookOnce in the app click on Articles & Books from the bottom of the screenClick the add button (... more
Organizational Members (OM's) are qualified Bookshare users that are registered on an Organization's Bookshare account. Sponsors, generally teachers or other school staff, add students to their school's roster as Organizational Members.Organizational Members can log in... more