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To qualify for Bookshare, people whose first language is not English must have an accompanying qualifying condition that significantly interferes with his or her ability to read or process printed text. In and of itself, being an English Language Learner is not... more
Bookshare books can now be downloaded in Word and read with any compatible editor or reading tool. This is a common, easy-to-use format that allows members to customize the book’s text to meet their reading needs. Members can do the following with Word:See the... 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
Bookshare is committed to improving the quality of books within our collection, and you can help us by reporting problems that you encounter.You will need to be logged in to file a book quality report.  On the catalog page of the individual book, you'll find a link... more
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
Video Tutorial: Subscribe to or Copy Reading Lists × Bookshare's librarians have curated hundreds of ready-made Reading Lists to make it easier to find and share books. You... more
When using the Bookshare Web Reader on a Chromebook to get highlighting you must install and use the Chrome OS US English Female HQ voice.  The pre-installed voices that come with Chromebooks do not include the ability to highlight at this time.To resolve this issue: 1... more
Now Sponsors on organizational accounts can more easily find the shared Reading Lists to which they wish to subscribe.Log in to your Sponsor account, select “My Reading Lists,” and then select the “Subscribe to Reading Lists” button at the bottom of your list of... more
Bookshare members can now copy their Reading Lists to make a duplicate list. Log in to your Bookshare account, then select the My Bookshare link in the top right corner.Select the My Reading Lists link on the left side of the page.Select the Copy button (“two sheets of... more
Google's recent update to Chromebooks has broken the Bookshare Web Reader Chrome extension. However, Bookshare has updated the Web Reader itself to no longer require this extension.  To regain audio simply remove this extenion by:In the address bar of Chrome type:... 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
Video Tutorial: Where to find the Organizational Agreement × All Organizations must complete our Organizational Agreement form before they can start downloading books for... more
Android users can download Bookshare books directly on their device with Darwin Reader. Darwin Reader is available in the Google Play Store for purchase, although they also offer a trial version for free. Like other Bookshare-integrated mobile apps, Darwin Reader... more
Bookshare members can download books directly on their iPad using Spotlight Text. Spotlight Text is designed specifically for low vision users, with a high contrast interface, large controls, and large print. Once you've purchased Spotlight Text from the App Store,... more
Kurzweil Firefly users can save Bookshare books to their Universal Library online. To download books directly in Firefly, please follow the steps below:Go to Kurzweil’s Firefly website: https://www.kurzweil3000.com/KLogin.php.Enter your Kurzweil username and password,... more