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  2. Tammy Ludwig-Miller

    Dolphin EasyReader

    Does anyone else have issues with Dolphin EasyReader reading contractions? For some reason it isn’t reading them properly for example it would say ‘is’ ‘n’ ‘t’ in place of isn’t. So strange and I don’t recall having this issue before although perhaps I just didn’t notice it? Any suggestions for fixing this other than placing every contraction in pronunciation are greatly appreciated!
  3. Last week
  4. Cindy Lou Ray

    scanned 2 children's books Experiment With?

    No, but I will. Thank you for sending the link.
  5. Okay that would be great. Have you looked at the proofreading manual recently? https://www.bookshare.org/cms/proofreading-home
  6. Cindy Lou Ray

    scanned 2 children's books Experiment With?

    I haven’t proofread for a long time, but I would be willing to give it a shot.
  7. Hello Is any one want to proofread the books? Chris
  8. Hello, I am not able to delete books that my student does not want to have on her account any longer. I have followed the directions but when I get to the reading list, there is no 'remove' button next to the title. Is there another way to do this? Thanks
  9. Michelle Thomas

    IEP vs. 504 Plan

    Thank you, Jerri. I am just so used to checking IEP or 504, I wasn't sure if I could proceed. Your post was very helpful!
  10. Jerri Partee

    Student user id/password

    Hi Rhode, If the student or parent/guardian does not remember the email address associated with the account or password they can call or email Bookshare Customer Support to retrieve their login information.
  11. Jerri Partee

    IEP vs. 504 Plan

    Hi Michelle, Yes, I'd suggest moving forward to help your student create an Individual account or adding him to the member roster for your school's organizational account. All Bookshare members must have a Chafee-qualifying print disability. Bookshare is regulated by copyright law, not educational law, so students with or without IEP or 504 plans may or may not automatically qualify for membership. The only caveat to this is with regards to whom can access NIMAC sourced titles vs. having to submit a book request online.
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  13. Michelle Thomas

    Help w 15yo reluctant reader

    Hi Earline, I am an Assistive Technology Specialist and can share some information about how our students are accessing Bookshare in our school district. The most common way that we are using is via the Bookshare Web Browser on a Chromebook. The students then use the Read&Write for Google Chrome extension for the text-to-speech. (Text-to-Speech is included in the free version.) That way, the student can both see and hear the text as it is read aloud. At the beginning, I make it as easy as possible for both the teachers and students by adding the books, etc. and then try to encourage them to take more control of the account. I also like for the students to start with a book that they WANT to read instead of a book they HAVE to read. I hope this helps a bit! Michelle Thomas, Assistive Technology Specialist
  14. Michelle Thomas

    IEP vs. 504 Plan

    I have a student that has a visual impairment which greatly affects his ability to access text. The school team is in the process of determining if he will qualify for an IEP or 504 Plan. Can I create his Bookshare account before the plan is determined? We do have a note from the Ophthalmologist indicating that he will have difficulty accessing text smaller than 20. Thank you! Michelle Thomas Assistive Technology Specialist Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Thornton, CO
  15. Michelle Thomas

    Problems with books stopping

    Hi, I agree that the Read&Write extension offers much more control over reading when using the Web Reader. The free version offers the text-to-speech so you don't have to purchase the Premium Subscription to use it with Bookshare. I have not heard from any students or teachers in my district regarding the reading stopping in the middle of the page. Every once in a while, it gets a little quirky and seems to lose it's place, but with a page refresh, it is good to go again. Michelle Thomas, Assistive Technology Specialist, Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Thornton, CO
  16. Rhode Fernandez

    Student user id/password

    My student forgot her userid/password for her individual membership to Bookshare and is unable to read the books I have assigned. Her parents do not remember either. Please help!
  17. Jessy Haugh

    Problems with books stopping

    Hi Susan, The Web Reader alone is pretty basic, and will always start reading at the top of a page. If you want it to start reading in a specific spot, you'll need to scroll until that area is focused at the top of the page. Another option is to install the Read and Write extension, which will work when the book is opened. This tool does allow more control over what is read, and where it starts reading. For the stopping issue's I would call our technical support team as this could be caused by a few things.
  18. Susan Lawrence

    Problems with books stopping

    Hi, I have many students using Bookshare, and recently we have been having issues with it stopping in the middle of the page and/or at the end of the page and not scrolling to the next page. I have tried using on a laptop, desktop, Chromebook, and iPad (using Read2Go), and it still stops. Also, I have found when this happens, and the student attempts to make the book continue to read, it reverts back to the beginning of the page. Has anyone else had this problem? If so, how can we rectify? I originally thought it was an issue with Chromebook, but even using Captivoice this happens. The only time it does not is when it is in MP3 mode.
  19. I have been using Microsoft Word to proofread, but Microsoft office 365 is expensive and I don't use any of the other applications. Can somebody recommend a free word processing app that will have the capability I need for proofreading?
  20. Krista Vega

    graphic novels

    I also am having an issue. I requested the Book, "March" and it said to contact the publisher. Has anyone had luck contacting the publishers and getting an ebook of a graphic novel. -Krista
  21. Hi Myra, Given the fact that this particular student is having an issue but other students accessing the same title on the same device are not having that experience I would actually suggest contacting the Bookshare Technical Support team for further details. They can investigate the issue and help assist with getting it resolved.
  22. Jerri Partee

    Grade level texts.

    Hi Maureen, Searching the Bookshare collection by grade level is relatively easy, you'll want to use the Advanced Search option to search by keywords, grade level and/or filter by category. If for some reason you can't locate the book in our collection then feel free to submit a book request using the online form (member only feature that requires you to log into your account).
  23. Maureen

    Grade level texts.

    I provide Assistive Technology services for Secondary students. I have a number of students who need modified text at their independent reading level. I need to find books, for example for 8th grade or High School students who read at a 5th or 6th grade level. Can I search for titles by grade level in Bookshare? I can find books at that reading level, but I need particular titles that have been modified.
  24. Terrance Sadler

    CAROLYN HAYWOOD CLASSICS

    Believe it or NOT, "LITTLE EDDIE," ESPECIALLY, and the classic TV show that aired on CBS-TV for six seasons (1957-1963), known, of COURSE, as "LEAVE IT TO BEAVER," in MY opinion, would seem to remind me of SO MUCH like each other. BEAVER, for example, I'D equate with EDDIE, because the BOTH of them were CERTAINLY ADVENTUROUS to the point of winding up in some sort of "STEW" of one kind or another. Of COURSE, TOTALLY UNLIKE "the BEAVE," who only had ONE cybling, his brother (WALLY), EDDIE had THREE brothers, FRANK and JOE, who were TWINS, and RUDY, who was the oldest. EDDIE, just like "the BEAVE," was the youngest. I WONDER if the creators of "LEAVE IT TO BEAVER" might've gotten ideas from MISS HAYWOOD.
  25. Terrance Sadler

    CAROLYN HAYWOOD CLASSICS

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE books, like "LITTLE EDDIE," ""B" IS FOR BETSY," "BACK TO SCHOOL WITH BETSY," "BETSY&BILLY," and "BETSY AND THE BOYS." Does ANYONE know what MONTH/DATE in 1898 that CAROLYN was born, as well as the 1990 month/date of her passing?
  26. I have other students reading this very same book on the web reader. When this student tries to read it, it shows the cover, the dedication page, and the table of contents. That's it. No other content and when I try to scroll to it, the web reader claims there is no more content. He does have another book in a reading list that we are able to read. Any ideas?
  27. Jessy Haugh

    Using Bookshare through Capti (iOS)

    This would apply with Voice Dream Reader as well. Unfortunately the apps you mentioned are not developed by Humanware or Bookshare. So adding this feature would depend on the app developer. I would recommend using the Dolphin EasyReader app, which syncs with our reading lists. It is also one of the more popular apps our members use, on top of that it is free.
  28. Jessy Haugh

    Read2Go not working since iOS 12 update

    Read2Go does still work though it does not receive updated as frequently as some newer apps. I would recommend using the Dolphin EasyReader app. It is much nicer with better features as well. Currently I have run into no issues or bugs when using this app.
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