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  4. Rowroad Alfehaida

    Bookshare books available in HTML format suggestion?

    Yes, I have. It’s pretty neat, I like how some long books are split into files rather than it being one long file; Word documents take longer to load on my Pronto than text files, and the way Bookshare manages it is much better than how I’ve been reading them before I joined Bookshare.
  5. Nick Bowen

    Bookshare books available in HTML format suggestion?

    Hi Rowroad, Thanks for the background, sounds like a perfect use of this format. Out of curiosity have you come across our new Word format? We are just rolling this out as we speak, but it might offer a better experience for you at least in the interim.
  6. Rowroad Alfehaida

    Bookshare books available in HTML format suggestion?

    I am using a Pronto 18v4. It has the DAISY reader implementation, but I usually read with braille as much as speech, and the DAISY reader does not deal well with that. So I usually read books either via Word Processor as a word format, or the Web Browser for html. However html would allow me to navigate by heading and also read it in a format that is comfortable for me. I read bookshare books on my laptop at the moment with QRead, but my Pronto goes with me everywhere, so I can read in my free time anywhere, which I do in word format. Someone once suggested I try the xml file that comes in the DAISY archive in the Pronto’s web browser, but that did not work.
  7. Nick Bowen

    Bookshare books available in HTML format suggestion?

    Hey Rowroad, We're interested in learning more about this option, what device are you using that you'd prefer to use HTML?
  8. Hello everyone, What do you think of adding HTML format to the list of available downloadable formats for the books around here? It'd certainly be awesome, and would be much easier for some people who prefer HTML such as I and who have portable devices to read them from. In my case, my device does not support EPub. Looking forward to your thoughts.
  9. Nick Bowen

    Open Dyslexic Font

    Hi Emmajean, Unfortunately we have not heard of this issue from other members yet at least. Can you confirm for me that when you open the settings in the Web Reader it already shows the Open Dyslexic font option selected? And what happens if you switch back to the default font, then switch back to the Open Dyslexic font? Does anything change on the screen at all between the two fonts? It may be worth disabling other extensions you might have in place. I do know of a couple of extensions that override the text layout of the browser to some other added setting. In theory its possible one of these extensions might be overriding our settings to display the font with the extension's settings instead.
  10. Emmajean Quinn

    Open Dyslexic Font

    Hello, We are having trouble getting the font to change to open dyslexic when using the read now feature in bookshare. Has anyone else encountered this? If so, how did you get it resolved. Thank you for any assistance :)
  11. Michelle Thomas

    Demo Account for Training?

    Hi Nick, I'm in! I have a feeling it was user error on my side...Thank you! Michelle
  12. Nick Bowen

    Demo Account for Training?

    Hi Michelle, That account appears to still be functioning properly. We may have had an unrelated system blip that caused some logins to fail, but can you try again?
  13. Michelle Thomas

    Demo Account for Training?

    Hi, I am unable to log into the following demo account: individualdemo@bookshare.org memberdemo1 Is there another one that can be used to show attendees the tools? Thank you! Michelle Thomas, Assistive Technology Specialist Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Thornton, CO
  14. Nick Bowen

    Using Dolphin Easy Reader to access Bookshare

    Hi Jenna, Dolphin Easy Reader absolutely has access to NIMAC books for students who have been assigned these books. The only difference is instead of the student locating the book on a Reading List, they'll need to search for the book and download it through the search results. But assigning the book to the student through the Reading List is still an important step. It's that process that gives the student permission to download the book from our system, however they locate the book.
  15. Jenna Giorgio

    Using Dolphin Easy Reader to access Bookshare

    So does this mean that students cannot read NIMAC textbooks through the Dolphin Reader application? I have textbooks that are available through Bookshare, but I thought I had to assign these NIMAC textbooks to a reading list in order for the student to access them. How can students access these books if they can't get to their reading lists?
  16. Aliasgar Bohri

    Books request

    I want book of Information Technology of 12th grade by Maharashtra Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education
  17. Jackson

    Books available in PDF

    Here's one solution. Download as text, open the file and change the file with the .xml extension to a .html extension. That will allow you to open it in Chrome. Open it up in Chrome by either dragging it in or double clicking it (it's been glitchy recently). Then tell Chrome to print it and then before hitting the print button hit "change" for the printer destination. Switch the destination to "Save as PDF." This allows it to automatically convert to a PDF.
  18. Jackson

    Read2Go - sound control problems

    Astrid. Another alternative (that has bookshare integrated) is Capti. If you want to change the voice, it's a bit weird, but if you want a specific apple voice let me know and I'll explain the steps. Capti is, in my opinion, one of the better readers - and it's free.
  19. Cheryl Petree

    Resources for Parents

    Thank you for those links, I will definitely share them with parents!
  20. Cheryl Petree

    NIMAC Textbooks for College?

    That is good to know. I know of several students in AP classes that need access to college level text books. Thank you for the info!
  21. Nely Navas de Rentas

    Voice Dream and Read2Go

    I got it! Images do download on Apple iPad Air 2/Voice Dream . I went to the: >+ icon on the left, >...More, i (information, next to Bookshare and your username), >selected Prefer Images. >Also set Rich Text in Visual Settings. My new book downloaded with images!
  22. Nely Navas de Rentas

    Voice Dream and Read2Go

    I did select Rich Text and Times New Roman. I'm thinking I'm out of luck here
  23. Nely Navas de Rentas

    Voice Dream and Read2Go

    ALLOW ME to clarify, I downloaded Voice Dream on my iPad Air 2. Will images work on this version? Model A1566. Thank you
  24. Nely Navas de Rentas

    Voice Dream and Read2Go

    I HAVe an Apple iPad Air 2. Will images work on this version?
  25. Hello all! I desperately want one great book to be added on Bookshare, but I can't address the staff directly because I live outside the USA, namely in Russia. This book is titled "The dark side of brightness", written by J. Pinto. I read it last year on Amazon website, but the reading process was inconvenient, besides, I'd like to have this book downloaded and stored on my PC. And... I'm sure this book is of a great value to our visually impaired community. It is created by a blind author, it covers such topics as becoming an adult, adolescence, love and romance, overcoming life challenges. Perhaps, here I can find a good-willed person who would kindly agree to compose and send request for this book... A person from the USA! I'd be very grateful!
  26. Hello, I recently got interested in joining a blind knitting and crocheting group, as well as weaving and spinning yarn. Are there any gookd books for with sort of The complete Idiot's Guide or for morons or dummies language, that talk about how to make different kinds of knots needed to form loops, chainlinks, etc? How many Stitch & (REMOVED) books are on here? Are they good? How helpful are they? If you can give me more information, that would be great.
  27. Nick Bowen

    iTunes store

    Hi Brooke, You can download our books into iBooks directly. Select the EPUB format for a book in Bookshare and when the download completes your device will prompt you to select which app to open the book in, and iBooks should be one of the first options.
  28. Brooke Fischer

    iTunes store

    Can you Download a book to your iTunes account.
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