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Were sorry, but Bookshare is a service available through a copyright exception only to persons with a Print Disability, either a visual impairment, learning challenge, or physical limitation that prevents them from using traditional print books. There are many other electronic book services available to persons without reading challenges.



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  • K-12 (public and private)
  • Home-schooled students
  • Post-secondary (public and private)
  • Adult education
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