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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 available on the Chrome web browser version 23 or higher, Safari and Microsoft Edge.If you are on a compatible browser and still not receiving audio, first verify sound is working on your computer: Speakers are plugged... 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.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 top of the page. ... more
Many of our reading tools are switch-compatible, including Web Reader. It has ve 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 and stops the TTS.To read a... 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
FOOTNOTES are located at the bottom of a page, with a corresponding indicator like an asterisk, dagger, or number present in the text.Separate the text of the page from that of the footnotes on the bottom by adding a line with three asterisks on it after the text and... 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
You can navigate through Go Read using Talk Back, Android's built-in screen reader. To enable Talk Back:From the home screen on your Android device, select the Apps button.Select the Settings button.Under the System section, select the Accessibility button.Select the... more
Please download BRF using a computer or Braille note-taker. Do not try to download BRF on a tablet or smartphone when using these steps.Individual MembersVisit www.bookshare.org and log into your accountLocate a book using the search box, or from a page such as My... more
Bookshare recently implemented a small change to our advanced search.  Traditionally when checking multiple categories all books that appear in any of those categories would be given as search results, even if they only appeared in one of the selected categories.  Now... more