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If you are using a BrailleNote Touch device, the easiest way to find, download and start reading your books is to:Download the Go Read application from the Google PlaystorePlaystore is pre-loaded on the Touch, which is Android-basedOpen Go Read on the Touch and... more
Bookshare's librarians have curated hundreds of ready-made Reading Lists to make it easier to find and share books. You can browse these lists at https://www.bookshare.org/cms/browse. Teachers can subscribe to these lists and share them with their students. Individual... more
When using the Bookshare Web Reader on a Chromebook to get highlighting you must install and use the Chrome OS US English Female HQ voice.  The pre-installed voices that come with Chromebooks do not include the ability to highlight at this time.To resolve this issue: 1... more
Now Sponsors on organizational accounts can more easily find the shared Reading Lists to which they wish to subscribe.Log in to your Sponsor account, select “My Reading Lists,” and then select the “Subscribe to Reading Lists” button at the bottom of your list of... more
Bookshare members can now copy their Reading Lists to make a duplicate list. Log in to your Bookshare account, then select the My Bookshare link in the top right corner.Select the My Reading Lists link on the left side of the page.Select the Copy button (“two sheets of... more
Google's recent update to Chromebooks has broken the Bookshare Web Reader Chrome extension. However, Bookshare has updated the Web Reader itself to no longer require this extension.  To regain audio simply remove this extenion by:In the address bar of Chrome type:... more
JAWS users may like to read Bookshare books with FSReader, a reading program that comes free with JAWS. If you are using JAWS but prefer not to use FSReader, please visit our article on Reading Books with a Screen Reader. If you'd like to use FSReader, please follow... more
Video Tutorial: Where to find the Organizational Agreement × All Organizations must complete our Organizational Agreement form before they can start downloading books for... more
Android users can download Bookshare books directly on their device with Darwin Reader. Darwin Reader is available in the Google Play Store for purchase, although they also offer a trial version for free. Like other Bookshare-integrated mobile apps, Darwin Reader... more
Bookshare members can download books directly on their iPad using Spotlight Text. Spotlight Text is designed specifically for low vision users, with a high contrast interface, large controls, and large print. Once you've purchased Spotlight Text from the App Store,... more
Kurzweil Firefly users can save Bookshare books to their Universal Library online. To download books directly in Firefly, please follow the steps below:Go to Kurzweil’s Firefly website: https://www.kurzweil3000.com/KLogin.php.Enter your Kurzweil username and password,... more
Capti, the creators of Capti Narrator, also offer an online reader on their website. Capti Narrator Online is a free eBook reader that you can open in Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Like Web Reader, Capti Online has built-in Text to Speech and a number of visual settings... more
To install Voice Dream Reader: Open the Google Play Store on your device. In the search field, enter "Voice Dream Reader". Select the "$9.99" button. Select the Install button.To download books using Voice Dream Reader: Open Voice Dream Reader, then select the... more
Yes! Bookshare members can now save their download history to their computer for a record of what books they’ve read. To save your download history as a .CSV file that can be opened in Excel:Log in to your Bookshare account.Select the My Bookshare link on the top right... more
All Sponsors of your Organization can access the entire account’s download history online. To save a report of your Organization’s download history:Log in to the Sponsor's Bookshare account.Select the My Bookshare link on the top right corner of the page.Select the... more