What reading tools can I use with eye gaze?

Eye gaze is compatible with many of our reading tools, including Web Reader and Read:OutLoud.


To read a book in Web Reader:

  1. Using a computer or a Chromebook, open Google Chrome or Safari (Mac only) and log in to Bookshare.* 
  2. Search for a book using the search box at the top of the page. 
  3. After finding a book in the search results, select the Read Now link below the book’s title. 
  4. Once your book has opened, select the Play button (the "speaker" icon in the top right) to start listening to the book.

* Please note that Web Reader is only available to Individual and Organizational Members.


Read:OutLoud is available for both PC (Windows XP and higher) and Mac (OS 10.4 to 10.8) users. Members can download Read:OutLoud through their Bookshare account.

You can enlarge Read:OutLoud’s navigation menu to make it more accessible with eye gaze:

  1. Open Read:OutLoud, then select the View menu from the top of the program.
  2. Select Small/Large Toolbar to toggle between the two toolbar sizes.

We recommend eye gaze users install Voice Dream Reader (iOS or Android) or Read2Go (iOS) on their mobile devices.