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There are three ways that a Sponsor can allow members to access Bookshare at home:The first way is to sign a student up for an individual membership.  For more information see "How do I create an Individual Membership for my student?"The second way is to have a Sponsor... more
Depending on your type of organization, you either provide signed Proof of Disability by FAX, email attachment or U.S. mail, or you can send this information to Bookshare electronically by uploading your roster.
Video Tutorial: Sign Up as an Organization × There are three basic steps to sign up your school and becoming a Bookshare organizational member:1.    Register online.  Click “... more
Yes! Students can download books on their own if they have either student logins or Individual Memberships.Student logins now allow students to acccess and download any books shared with them by their teachers.And this guide will provide step-by-step directions and... more
A person with a qualified print disability, such as visual impairment, certain physical disabilities and severe learning disabilities would qualify for Bookshare.  Learn more about qualifications.
Yes, parents can sign up their own child.To qualify for a free student membership for U.S. students, parents can enter their child’s school information during the sign-up process. All memberships for U.S. students are currently free through an award from the U.S.... more
Video Tutorial: Add Individual Membership to Student Accounts × If a student is on the roster of an existing Organizational Membership:A sponsor can set a limited access... more
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OSEP funding does not cover teachers’ personal use.Teachers with qualifying print disabilities can sign up for their own memberships (for which they or their school will need to pay the subscription fee).Note: If the teacher is also a U.S. student and enrolled in... more
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
To meet its obligations under the Copyright Act, Bookshare must collect certain personal information about its users, including its student users. Bookshare uses the information it collects to confirm that students have a qualifying print disability and that their use... more
If you pay for a membership and decide you don't like it for any reason, you can cancel for a full refund within the first 45 days. After 45 days, your membership fee will not be refunded.
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
After the first step of registration you must complete two or three additional steps before you can download copyrighted materials for your members: Submit a signed copy of the Organizational Agreement. This agreement must be signed by the person registered as primary... 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