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All Organizations must complete our Organizational Agreement form before they can start downloading books for their members. Sponsors can download this form following the steps below:Log in to your Bookshare account.Select the Download Agreement link at the top of the... 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
There are three main types of student Bookshare accounts: Individual Memberships, Organizational Memberships, and Linked Accounts. Students with each kind of account have different download privileges and access to Reading Tools. We recommend reviewing the chart below... more
Here are the reasons why an Uploaded Roster might be rejected: If there is required information missing that is needed before we can approve and upload the data onto the accountIf an error occurred and the uploaded file is left blank with 0 members and 0 sponsorsIf the... more
The teacher in question either created an account on their own, or is already on someone else's account. You can either add them to your account using a different email, or they can call us at 650-644-3433 and request they be removed from the account they are currently... more
Organizational accounts will never expire.  If your organization has purchased book blocks, those blocks will be available until all downloads have been used.  
Unfortunately currently Bookshare does require a unique email address per account.  If the schools you work with are all within the same school district it may be best to create a single district wide account.However if you work with multiple districts, or if each... more
All Bookshare account deletions must be requested and resolved by our Membership team, please Request Help to begin the process.  
To view your download history select the "My History" link from your task bar.Selecting the "Available" or "Downloaded" link from the status section of a book will initiate the download onto your computer.  If the status section indicates "In Progress" our servers are... more
To change your personal information on Bookshare first log into your Bookshare account, then:Select the "My Account" link Select the "My Information" linkEnter your Bookshare email address and passwordModify the information as necessarySelect the "Save" button at the... more
Qualifying disabilities are disabilities with a physical basis that severely inhibit or prevent an individual from reading standard print. This may be a visual impairment or blindness, a severe learning disability that affects reading, or a physical ability that... more
Depending on your type of organization, you either provide signed Proof of Disability by FAX or U.S. mail, or you send this information to Bookshare electronically by uploading your roster.
Any staff member named as a "Sponsor" by an organization can download books for all of the students registered under the organizational account. To download a book, a staff member selects the student from the student list that the download is intended for.  All... more
Quicklists make it easier for Sponsors to manage the members they support. Quicklist members will also appear at the top of the list of Members from whom to choose during the download process, making it easier for Sponsors to find the right member(s). Each Sponsor can... more
If the school is within the same district and you've registered as a district, there is no need to delete the student from your roster as long as the individual is a student within your district. You can simply update the student's information on your roster online.... more