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If you are a sponsor on an Organizational account you can subscribe to Reading Lists shared by other sponsors.  To Subscribe to an existing Reading List:Navigate to your My Reading Lists pageSelect the Subscribe button at the bottom of the pageSearch for and place a... more
Bookshare recently made it possible for Sponsors or Teachers on a Bookshare account to share Reading Lists with other Sponsors or Teachers on the same account.  To share a Reading List: Sign in to your Sponsor account.Select the My Reading Lists link on the left side... more
Bookshare has released a new feature that allows Sponsors on Organizational Accounts to share their Reading Lists with other Sponsors on the same account.  To share your Reading List:Navigate to your Reading Lists pageSelect the link to edit the desired Reading ListIn... more
If your student already has a student login to Bookshare, it is easy to upgrade their account to a full Individual Membership. Simply have your student:Log in to Bookshare (using his/her student login)Select the "Upgrade to an Individual Membership" link on their My... more
Linked accounts (OM+IM's) are combined Individual and Organizational accounts. With a Linked account students can access books that have been assigned to them by a sponsor as well as search and download books themselves. Members can initate the process to create a... more
Organizational Members (OM's) are qualified Bookshare users that are registered on an Organization's Bookshare account. Sponsors, generally teachers or other school staff, add students to their school's roster as Organizational Members.Organizational Members can log in... more
An Individual Membership (IM) is a qualified adult or student's personal Bookshare account with Bookshare. IM's can freely search for and download books in any of the Bookshare accessible formats, unlike Organizational Members who only have limited access to books... 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
We recommend iOS users install a Bookshare-integrated app (Read2Go, Voice Dream Reader, or Capti Narrator) when downloading books to their mobile device. However, if you wish to verify a book is in our collection by searching our website, please follow the instructions... more
VoiceOver commands are generally performed by pressing the Ctrl and Option keys at the same time as at least one other key. When you press the Ctrl and Option keys together, that combination is referred to as the VoiceOver key (VO key for short). Please note if you... more
Bookshare is constantly working on ways to improve your user experience. We release new software every three weeks, and sometimes we choose to open up a new feature or change in the way that you perform a task to a smaller "Beta group".  The following features are... more
Yes! Bookshare has many international members, including both adults and students. Bookshare partners with a number of international organizations that can help members submit Proof of Disability and/or may provide financial assistance. Check if your organization is... more
The text to speech function of our Web Reader is only available on the Chrome web browser version 23 or higher. To confirm your version of Chrome, type chrome://chrome/ into the address bar. If you are on a compatible version of Chrome and still not receiving audio,... more
Tobii T-series users can install Go Read, a free app available in the Google Play Store. To install Go Read on your device, please do the following: Open the Google Play store. Search for "Go Read" or "Bookshare." Select Go Read, then select the Install button. Visit... more
Tobii I-series users can install any of our Windows-compatible reading tools. Web Reader and Read:OutLoud are freely available to Bookshare users, although there are many other compatible programs. Web Reader is a free eBook reader that you can access directly through... more