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VoiceOver commands are generally performed by pressing the Ctrl and Option keys at the same time as at least one other key. When you press the Ctrl and Option keys together, that combination is referred to as the VoiceOver key (VO key for short). Please note if you... 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
Yes! Bookshare has many international members, including both adults and students. Bookshare partners with a number of international organizations that can help members submit Proof of Disability and/or may provide financial assistance. Check if your organization is... more
The text to speech function of our Web Reader is only available on the Chrome web browser version 23 or higher. To confirm your version of Chrome, type chrome://chrome/ into the address bar. If you are on a compatible version of Chrome and still not receiving audio,... more
Tobii T-series users can install Go Read, a free app available in the Google Play Store. To install Go Read on your device, please do the following: Open the Google Play store. Search for "Go Read" or "Bookshare." Select Go Read, then select the Install button. Visit... more
Tobii I-series users can install any of our Windows-compatible reading tools. Web Reader and Read:OutLoud are freely available to Bookshare users, although there are many other compatible programs. Web Reader is a free eBook reader that you can access directly through... more
Eye gaze is compatible with many of our reading tools, including Web Reader and Read:OutLoud. To read a book in Web Reader:Using a computer or a Chromebook, open Google Chrome or Safari (Mac only) and log in to Bookshare.* Search for a book using the search box at the... more
Many of our reading tools are switch-compatible, including Web Reader and Read:OutLoud. Both programs have keyboard shortcuts to start and stop the Text to Speech. We recommend binding your switch to these keys for greater accessibility. In Web Reader, Alt + P starts... more
We recently encountered a bug that prevented users from adding books to their Reading Lists. This issue has been resolved, however if you are still having trouble adding books to your Reading Lists you may need to clear your browser’s cache and cookies. Follow the... more
The two collectionsThe RNIB Bookshare UK education collection requires the educational organisation to create the primary account, members of staff (Sponsors) can then be added to the account along with learners (Members). Our collection contains thousands of... more
YES, USE ASTERISKS!To show a break in the text, such as a doodad or a bullet point or large blank space. Replace whatever was there with an asterisk. Keep in mind that not every blank lines shows a break in the text. This will be an extra large blank space or symbol,... more
IN THE TEXTMake sure there is a space before and after the number or asterisk in the textDo not add in an asterisk if there is a numberNumbers may be super or subscripted; whichever is in the original textIf there is a dagger (†), replace it with an asterisk (or if... more
Please note that there are no plans or funding to update Read:OutLoud Bookshare Edition at this time; please consider using Don Johnston's Snap&Read Universal tool in conjunction with Bookshare Web Reader, or look at the Reading Tools for Computers page for other... more
Please note that there are no plans or funding to update this Bookshare Edition of Victor Reader Soft at this time; please consider using other reading tools by Humanware, or look at the Reading Tools for Computers page for other tools that are being maintained by our... more
To log into Bookshare on a Victor Reader Stream:Press the Menu key (7) until you locate the Online Services Menu Press the 2 or 8 key to locate the Add Bookshare Service menu option, then press Confirm (#) to select itEnter the Email address associated with your... more