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If you have found a book that does not offer a "Read Now" link, or are getting an error message when you attempt to use the "Read Now" link, this may indicate that this title is currently not compatible with Bookshare Web Reader. Unfortunately these incompatibilities... more
If you're receiving a message stating that Read:OutLoud cannot be installed because it is not an approved app from the App store, please do the following:Select the Apple icon on the top left.Select Preferences. Select Security & Privacy. On the bottom left select... more
This error message is displayed when you attempt to open a zip file with Read:OutLoud.If you're using Windows Vista or 7, it may be possible that you're not fully extracting the book. You'll need to fully extract the zip file by doing one of the following:To unzip a... more
There is an intermittent bug in the Mac version of Read:OutLoud that causes the download window to fail to close when the download completes. Allow two to three minutes for the download to complete then click the red dot on the top left corner of the download window to... more
The default number of downloads per 30 days is 100 books.The book download limit is based on a 30 day cycle that starts on the day you download your first book. If for example, your download is 100, and 100 books were downloaded on day 1, additional books wouldn’t be... more
To protect publishers' interests under the terms of the copyright act, each book file downloaded is digitally fingerprinted with the information about the one student who will be receiving the book. With these fingerprints, Bookshare can detect illegal sharing and... more
Video Tutorial: Sign Up as an Individual × There are three steps to becoming a Bookshare member:1.    Register online.  Click “Sign Up Today”Click Sign Up... more
Video Tutorial: Proof of Disability for Individual Members × There are several methods for providing Proof of Disability when completing an Individual Membership for... 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
Depending on your type of organization, you either provide signed Proof of Disability by FAX, email attachment or U.S. mail, or you can send this information to Bookshare electronically by uploading your roster.
Video Tutorial: Sign Up as an Organization × There are three basic steps to sign up your school and becoming a Bookshare organizational member:1.    Register online.  Click “... more
Yes! Students can download books on their own if they have either student logins or Individual Memberships.Student logins now allow students to acccess and download any books shared with them by their teachers.And this guide will provide step-by-step directions and... more
A person with a qualified print disability, such as visual impairment, certain physical disabilities and severe learning disabilities would qualify for Bookshare.  Learn more about qualifications.
Video Tutorial: Add Individual Membership to Student Accounts × If a student is on the roster of an existing Organizational Membership:A sponsor can set a limited access... more
Parents can either upgrade their child's school (Organizational) account to include an Individual Membership, ask the teacher to initiate the Individual Membership, or create a new account with Bookshare if their child is not on an Organizational Account.All... more