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  5. 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!
  6. R__R

    Login

    OK, thanks!
  7. 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.
  8. R__R

    Login

    P.S. I'm trying to login to volunteer
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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?
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Ashley Barnard

    Returning books??

    Do books need to be returned like they are for public libraries? thanks, -Ashley
  22. 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.
  23. ali sing

    Decodable books

    Hello everyone, we are new with Bookshare and we are testing things around since a while. With different browsers, devices etc. With the normal search I cannot find many decodable books. Anyone knows if there is somewhere a hidden category to find them? I found Lexile books, but that doesn't help us; as they are a bit to tough for our dyslexic reader. Anyone has a good suggestion for us? Thanks in advance for all your help Ally
  24. Heather Collins

    Expiration on account

    Hello Nikki, Bookshare is fully active all year long, and assigned books do not expire. If this student has an Individual Membership account, then the parent might be referring to the subscription renewal date. If the subscription on an account expires, then it does need to be renewed before the member can continue to access books. Please feel free to reach out to our customer support team for more information either by email 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.
  25. Nikki

    Expiration on account

    I just added a student and loaded them up with 5 books for the summer. I talked to the students mom and she said on her end his account and the books expire on May 26th and I just assigned them the first week of May. Does bookshare turn off or expire in summer? Do I need to do something to extend dates? And if it does go off, as long as it's downloaded will it still work?
  26. Heather Collins

    Activation ID

    Hello Max, Unfortunately, the Activation ID cannot be added to an account after it has been created. The field for the Activation ID appears in the second question of the sign up process where it asks if the member is a student. The third radio button for the question says "I have an Activation ID." When you select that radio button, a field appears for you to input the Activation ID. If you wish the account you created for your son to be linked to an Organizational Account, you can ask a sponsor for that organization to link his existing Individual Membership Account to their organization using the email address associated with his account. You can also reach out to membership@bookshare.org to request that the account you already created be deleted and then recreate it using the Activation ID.
  27. Max Baeuerle

    Activation ID

    Hi! I was told to plug in the activation ID I was provided for my son when registering him online. But nowhere in the registration was there a place called "activation id," and I've searched the site front to back (I think) looking for it. I need this activation ID to be submitted because the commission for blind evidently already submitted his disability proof. Any thoughts? I currently have an individual account set up for him. Just want it to connect to that ID.
  28. Michelle Thomas

    Sponsor access to reading books

    Hi, As a sponsor, we do not have the ability to open books. I will log in as the student to preview a book to make sure that the formatting, etc. will meet their needs. Michelle
  29. Hello, I have not been successful in being able to read the books I'm assigning to students, in order to preview them. Do sponsors have access to reading books on bookshare?
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