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To manage your voices, please follow the steps below:From the Voice Dream Reader home screen tap on the settings button, the “Gear" icon, at the bottom of the screen.Tap on “Manage My Voices” and tap on the “+” icon at the top right of the window.At this point, you... more
Once you’re logged into your Bookshare account:From the Voice Dream Reader home page select the Add button, the “+" icon, at the bottom of the screen.Tap on “Bookshare”.To search for a specific book, tap on the search box at the top of the window. Otherwise, choose a... more
Once you’ve opened the Voice Dream app, follow these steps:From the Voice Dream Reader home screen tap on settings, the “Gear" icon, at the bottom of the screenUnderneath the accounts list tap on “Bookshare”Make sure it is enabled and tap on “Account”Enter your... more
The effective date for the NIMAC was July 16, 2006. After that date, publishers are required to submit files to the NIMAC for books adopted by the public K-12 education system when the request is made in writing at the point of print book purchase. If you believe that... more
Bookshare is an Authorized User in these states: AK, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA, WI, WV, Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Bookshare can add NIMAC books into the library on average within two weeks. We will contact you as soon as it's added.  If you have questions about how to access it please Request Help.
The NIMAC (National Instructional Materials Accessibility Center) is a U.S. national repository of K–12 textbooks, workbooks, and other classroom reading materials in digital format for qualifying print-disabled students.  The NIMAC was established under the IDEA 2004... more
NIMAC-sourced textbooks are available to qualified U.S. students with a public school IEP. However, for non-NIMAC-eligible students, Bookshare can convert textbooks to an accessible format for qualified Bookshare students. Please submit the request through the... more
NIMAC books are available for U.S. K–12 students with an active IEP from a public education agency. Only Authorized Users (organizations) are permitted to download NIMAC-sourced textbooks. 1. If Bookshare is an Authorized User in your state, please submit a book... more
NIMAC textbooks are only available to K-12 students with print disabilities (as defined by the Chafee Amendment ) and an active IEP (individual education plan) issued by a public education.Qualifying students who are attending private institutions or are being home-... more
We do add textbooks as needed by students.  The textbooks must be assigned as classroom reading in an accredited educational program, including K-12 and postsecondary.  If you can send us a copy of the textbook needed (with the understanding that it will not be... 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
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
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
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