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  5. Kathleen Abdell

    Volunteering?

    Thank you for letting me know, I'm happy to know you're still there and understand the wait. Thanks so much., Kathleen Abdell
  6. Jessy Haugh

    Need pages to turn as text is read

    Within the setting of the Webreader you can set the display format to facing pages or single page.
  7. Amanda Brown

    Volunteering?

    Hi Kathleen, Thank you for applying to be a Bookshare volunteer! Because of increased interest in volunteering with Bookshare, there have been significant delays in our ability to approve applications. We will try to get you up and running as soon as possibly and sincerely apologize for the delay. The wait time can still be weeks at this point in time. You will receive a confirmation email as soon as you are approved. Thank you, Amanda volunteers@bookshare.org
  8. Kathleen Abdell

    Volunteering?

    How long does it normally take to hear back after applying to volunteer? I reg istered a few days ago but have received no confirmation or response. Wondering if this is usual or ???
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  10. Heather Collins

    app store

    Hi Terry, For best voice options, we recommend you use either Dolphin EasyReader or Voice Dream Reader. Both apps come with high quality voices pre-loaded and also have the option to purchase additional voices. You can find additional information about both apps on our website: https://www.bookshare.org/cms/help-center/reading-tools/dolphin-easyreader https://www.bookshare.org/cms/categories/voice-dream-reader
  11. Terry Norris

    app store

    I have an Android smartphone and was wondering which of the apps has the most realistic voice. Thanks, Terry "Joel" Norris
  12. Heather Collins

    reMarkable Tablet

    Hello Heather, According to the reMarkable website, https://support.remarkable.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002658737-Ebooks, they can support ebooks that are in EPUB format. Bookshare books can be downloaded in an EPUB format to your computer. If you are able to use the reMarkable desktop app to transfer the EPUB files downloaded from the Bookshare website, you should be able to transfer Bookshare books to your reMarkable tablet device. If you would like assistance downloading a book in EPUB, please feel free to contact Bookshare customer support at support@bookshare.org. I would then recommend contacting reMarkable tech support for assistance with the process of transferring EPUB files to your device, as the Bookshare tech support team does not provide support for this device at this time.
  13. Heather

    reMarkable Tablet

    Anyone have experience or know if Bookshare can be used on a reMarkable table (e-ink)? I have a student who cannot use any back lit devices but who also needs text-to-speech for reading. Thanks!
  14. R__R

    Login

    OK, thanks!
  15. Amanda Brown

    Login

    Hello, thank you for applying to be a Bookshare volunteer! Because of increased interest in volunteering with Bookshare, there have been significant delays in our ability to approve applications. We will try to get you up and running as soon as possible and sincerely apologize for the delay. You will receive a confirmation email as soon as you are approved.
  16. R__R

    Login

    P.S. I'm trying to login to volunteer
  17. R__R

    Login

    When I was trying to login, it said I didn't have the permission to do so. Was it because my registration didn't get approved yet? Thank you.
  18. Jessy Haugh

    Reading to my students aloud

    Unfortunately at this time Bookshare books are not available to download in PDF. As stated above another great option is to use Word's Immersive Reader.
  19. Amy Ratajczak

    Reading to my students aloud

    I'd recommend using the Bookshare's Web Reader if you are using Chrome or Safari. If you want to download a book, you can download into Word and use Word's Immersive Reader. There are tutorials on both of these tools in the Help Center/Learning Center of the website.
  20. Heather Collins

    So confused...

    Hello Gerry, If you are interested in signing up for an Individual Membership account, you can learn more about the process on this page of our website: https://www.bookshare.org/cms/help-center/training-resources/individuals You can also reach out to our customer support team for direct assistance at membership@bookshare.org or by phone at 650-352-0198 option 1 for membership. Our normal hours are 9am to 5pm PST, Monday through Friday.
  21. Gerry Andersen

    So confused...

    I expected to... 1. Somehow "qualify" to find/listen to books here. 2. Search for a title or author. I signed up and began searching, but couldn't find any books. I went to "Bookshare Help" and found a thread that began, "So confused as to how to get started here..." which showed 2 replies. What I found there was a scrambled webpage. The inquirer's question was not on the page. An error message said to use the "Admin CP tool". I didn't see any such tool. Can anyone get me started?
  22. Heather Collins

    Signing up students

    Hello Robin, You can always check the members list for your organization to see if the students on your roster have been added yet. If not, please reach out to customer support directly for confirmation. You can email us at membership@bookshare.org or call us at 650-352-0198 option 1 for membership. Our normal hours are 9am to 5pm PST, Monday through Friday.
  23. Viviana O'Shea

    Reading to my students aloud

    How do I download a pdf of a book so that I can help my students with dyslexia read
  24. Robin Hernandez

    Signing up students

    Hello, I submitted a roster of students on Saturday morning. The system said two to four days and I would have an answer. Two questions, how do I know that I submitted it right? and how do I know when and if they are accepted?
  25. ali sing

    Decodable books

    Hello Heather, thanks so much for your answer! Unfortunately already tried the "decodable readers" search; are there only 15 decodable books in the data base? Hard to believe ... I will look into Beeline Reader in a bit; thanks for the suggestion! I hope that will help.
  26. Heather Collins

    Decodable books

    Hello Ali, If you search for the phrase "decodable readers" in the search bar on our website, you will find some books in our collection that include that in their title. If you are using the Bookshare Web Reader, you can also download the browser extension called "BeeLine Reader" to access a font specifically designed for dyslexic readers.
  27. Heather Collins

    Returning books??

    Hello Ashley, No, there is no need or ability on our website to return the books you download. You can continue to access them using our Web Reader for as long as your subscription is active and any files that you have downloaded will remain in your device unless you choose to delete them.
  28. Heather Collins

    Read book in Voice Dream

    Hello Karen, To search for a book in Voice Dream Reader: 1. From Voice Dream Reader’s main screen, tap on Add button, the “+" icon, in the top left corner 2. Tap on “Bookshare” To search for a specific book, tap on the search box at the top of the window. Otherwise, choose a category from the list. To download a book, tap on the Download button next to its title. The book you download will then appear on the app's home menu under "all items." You can select the book from the home menu and press the play button to begin the audio. If these instructions are not sufficient, please feel free to call us for direct assistance at 650-352-0198 option 2 for tech support. Our normal hours are 9am to 5pm PST, Monday through Friday.
  29. Ashley Barnard

    Returning books??

    Do books need to be returned like they are for public libraries? thanks, -Ashley
  30. Karen Sheahan

    Read book in Voice Dream

    How to open a book in Voice Dream has changed. I don’t know how to do it. Please help; I read all my books through Voice Dream.
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