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Yes, educators can download books for their students at home and burn them on a CD or copy the files to a flash drive if they wish. Sponsors cannot share their password with others, but they can log in to Bookshare from any computer that has internet access.
Students without computer access can read Bookshare books in a number of ways. Braille or large print users can get their materials embossed or printed by the school or accessible media center. Digital content can be put on media (like CDs) and played in inexpensive... more
The Internet Archive is a partner collection that Bookshare members can use to search for books outside of the Bookshare collection. The Internet Archive has a large collection of books, including over 3 million DAISY titles, including periodicals and older reference... more
Downloaded book files from an organizational account are meant for a particular qualified registered student. It is acceptable to project a limited portion of the book in a classroom for an assignment as long as the educator is not physically giving copies to students... more
Bookshare encourages people with print disabilities to get access to all the resources they need in order to read. For this reason, we recommend that Bookshare members also consider joining Learning Ally and the National Library Service (NLS) by confirming eligibility... more
Through a partnership with TechAdapt Inc., you can order a Bookshare book in embossed Braille. Anyone in the United States can order these embossed books; you do not need to be a Bookshare Member.Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the book title, author, and ISBN... more
Yes, Bookshare has general information brochures for distribution. Additionally, all forms and information pertaining to membership can be found on this site. If you need to request materials, please contact us.To learn more, please take a look at the Quick Guides for... more
Because of copyright restrictions, Members are permitted to download Bookshare books for their own personal use only, and sharing is strictly prohibited.Bookshare uses Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology and contractual agreements with Members to maximize... more
Bookshare does not provide access to copyrighted books for training purposes because of copyright constraints.For demonstration purposes, we suggest you use any one of the thousands of freely available titles (e.g. public domain or Creative Commons licensed) in the... more
Yes, Bookshare offers recurring webinars on various topics related to accessing the Bookshare digital library. Learn more about training by visiting our Training page.
DAISY and BRF are digital formats for accessible materials. NISO/DAISY 3 is the global digital talking book standard (http://www.daisy.org/z3986/), supported by many leading libraries, assistive technology software and hardware manufacturers worldwide that serve those... more
Video Tutorial: Bookshare Download Formats × Books from Bookshare are available in six specialized formats specifically designed for people with disabilities:Bookshare Web... more
Some DAISY books have human narration, and many do not. Bookshare books only contain digital text.DAISY format is an extremely flexible file format that permits both digital audio (such as recorded human speech) and digital text (that can be read with any of the... more
Yes, Bookshare has a growing collection of books for early elementary readers. Please note not all Bookshare Books include grade information yet. Please use the Bookshare advanced search to designate the reading level of books you wish to search. Additionally... more
We do add textbooks as needed by students. The textbooks must be assigned as classroom reading in an accredited educational program, including K-12 and postsecondary. To begin the process please submit a Book Request.