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After you sign up for a Bookshare Individual Membership, you’ll need to provide a Proof of Disability form signed by a Competent Authority, someone with experience in your area of disability. Typically, we would ask the Competent Authority to sign the completed form... more
After creating a new organizational Bookshare account online, typically the person who created the account (whom we call the Primary Contact) would be required to print, sign, scan and return an Organization Agreement form. However, in recognition of the extraordinary... more
What happens when I submit a book request?If you can’t find the book you’re looking for in Bookshare, you can submit a request to have it added to the collection. If your request is on behalf of a U.S. student, it gets added to the Student Request queue, which is... more
You can add other teachers who are Sponsors on the same organizational account to any Reading List you have created or copied or to which you have subscribed. Follow these simple steps:Log in to your organizational account, then select “My Bookshare.”Select “My Reading... more
Currently, Bookshare is working on making math content more accessible.We are aware that there are some problems in the way our current setup interprets mathematical equations and related subjects.  We are in the process of creating a new program called MathShare which... more
Video Tutorial: What to Expect in the Organizational Sign Up Process × Signing up for Bookshare is fast and easy. Here is what to expect when signing up for an Organizational... more
Video Tutorial: Learning Ally as Proof of Disability × There are several methods for providing Proof of Disability when completing an Individual Membership for Bookshare.   ... more
Video Tutorial: NLS as Proof of Disability × There are several methods for providing Proof of Disability when completing an Individual Membership for Bookshare.   For... more
Teachers can manage a student's Individual Membership account and link it to their school account. This permission enables teachers to assign books to Individual Members and to help manage accounts, such as renewing subscriptions, resetting passwords, and updating... more
Multiple Sponsors have the ability to subscribe to the same Reading List. To view a list of other Sponsors who have subscribed to a particular Reading List, follow these steps: Log in to your Bookshare account. Go to My Reading Lists (or go to My Bookshare > My... more
Teachers can manage a student's Individual Membership account and link it to their school account. This permission enables teachers to assign books to Individual Members and to help manage accounts, such as renewing subscriptions, resetting passwords, and updating... more
As a Sponsor, you can add, delete, and move multiple members from one Reading List to another. This time-saving feature will allow you to manage multiple assigned members at the same time versus making individual changes to Reading Lists.Add multiple members on one... more
How many books are available globally?Bookshare is able to provide books to readers around the world because publishers have given rights to distribute globally. Over 440,000 titles are currently available to Bookshare members around the world.Additional books... more
Who qualifies to join Bookshare?To join Bookshare, you must have a qualifying disability that prevents you from reading printed text. These include the following:Visual Impairments such as blindness, low vision, macular degeneration, and other types of vision loss that... more
Open LORE is offered in three variations: Bookshare Edition Buy now $9.99 Read 1.5 (Enhanced) Buy now $19.99 Learning Center Buy now $39.99 The Bookshare edition is limited to accessing Bookshare content and comes with two high quality voices. Open Lore Read... more