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  3. Hello Joshuma, I am very sorry for the inconvenience, but Bookshare does not currently have the resources to process book requests from members outside of the United States.
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  5. Respected sir/madam, The link which you have shared, it's being available in "Amazon" kindle version provided it has to be "BOUGHT" and then only it can be accessed sir. I thought of requesting this book in our Bookshared website so that its audio , PDF/EPUB format [ which I can access through NVDA software ] can be availed if at all, anyone from your Administration side can upload this book in our website sir. So please if there is a possibility kindly upload this book sir. Presently i am not in a suitable position to buy this book in Kindle format. I fervently making this appeal to you. It would be a great help for me sir/madam Regards.
  6. These are the details of the book as given below ASIN: B008RY59X4 Publisher: Pearson; 1st edition (30 June 2009) Language: English Text to speech also being Enabled with the"Amazon Kindle version" with the above book. As a refference link I can share it here : https://www.amazon.in/Wandering-Many-Worlds-Krishna-Iyer-ebook/dp/B008RY59X4/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=wandering+in+many+worlds&qid=1626737096&sr=8-1#featureBulletsAndDetailBullets_feature_div .
  7. Respected sir/madam, As I am preparing for a competitive exam, I would like to get a book called "Wandering in the many worlds" written by "V.r. Krishna Iyer" in Epub format. So if you could please upload this book in our website, that will be very much helpful for my "Competative exam" . Please consider this request sir/madam if at all it a genuine request from your point of view. 😊💐‼️ Warm Regards.
  8. Heather Collins

    requesting a book

    Hello Reza, I am sorry that Bookshare does not currently have the resources to accept book requests from members outside of the US. While it is always a good idea to reach out to others in the Bookshare community for advice or assistance, please note that a book request placed by a US member may not be available to you. In order to comply with copyright law, Bookshare must maintain any geographic restrictions placed on the version of the book that we add to the collection. Due to these restrictions, If a US member requests a book, then we may only be able to add a version of that book that has geographic copyright restrictions and is only available to US members.
  9. Heather Collins

    Use with Chromebooks

    Hello Sister Rosemary, You should be able to access the Bookshare Web Reader on any Chromebook device. If you experience any technical difficulties please feel free to email customer support at support@bookshare.org, or call us at 650-352-0198.
  10. Sister Rosemary Cuneo

    Use with Chromebooks

    I just discovered that we have Chromebook 11. Will this be a problem for us regarding using Bookshare?
  11. Reza Bakhshi

    requesting a book

    Hi guys, I'm looking for fith edition of the book "Understanding and using english grammar". Bookshare has the third edition of this book that you can see it here: https://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/143988?returnPath=L3NlYXJjaD9tb2R1bGVOYW1lPXB1YmxpYyZrZXl3b3JkPXVuZGVyc3RhbmRpbmcgYW5kIHVzaW5nIGVuZ2xpc2ggZ3JhbW1hcg Since I live out of the USA, I can't send them any request. Is it possible someone to ask them to publish the fith edition of this book in Bookshare? Thank you in advance
  12. Julie Matt

    increase reading spead

    As a doctorial candidate, I have to read a lot of books. It would be VERY helpful to have the max speed increased. As it is it takes me over an hour per chapter in my current textbook. Sometimes there are not enough hours in a day for that speed.
  13. Sister Rosemary Cuneo

    Simple directions needed

    Thank you, Heather. All is appreciated.
  14. Heather Collins

    Simple directions needed

    Hello Sister Rosemary, I am reaching out via email to assist you with this process.
  15. Sister Rosemary Cuneo

    Simple directions needed

    I have just been authorized to use Bookshare with my students. I have begun my Reading LIst. I am having trouble uploading the names of my individual students so that I can assign them a book. They would be reading a book of their choice from my booklist, and I want to be able to track each student's progress. Thank you for your help with this! SRA
  16. anne christine kirtley

    iPad and Web Reader Problems

    Thank-you so much, I am sorry if I sounded grumpy - didn't mean to. I had tried lots of things and just didn't realise that all I had to do was just download the book (and I had read the page you sent me too)! I can read on my iPad again and it looks lovely. So happy. Many thanks
  17. Heather Collins

    iPad and Web Reader Problems

    Hello Anne, I'm sorry to hear about the difficulty you have experienced with the Web Reader. If you would prefer to read Bookshare books in the Apple Books program, you can find a step by step guide for how to do so on this page of our website: https://www.bookshare.org/cms/help-center/can-i-open-book-ibooks. Another option that might provide a better reading experience for you is to download the free app, Dolphin EasyReader. You can read about how to use this app on this page of our website: https://www.bookshare.org/cms/help-center/reading-tools/dolphin-easyreader. Feel free to reach out to Bookshare Customer Support either via email at support@bookshare.org or by phone at 650-352-0198.
  18. anne christine kirtley

    iPad and Web Reader Problems

    I am print disabled and I suspect that I may be too uncoordinated to use the Web Reader. I have little problem when sat with my MacBook but I can't do that for long so I am reliant on my iPad which I need to have in a holder. On continuous scroll (any colour way) the texts jumps to the foreword or to the second chapter, frustration stopped me from trying to get deeper into the book. I did try another book just to make sure that it wasn't an isolated problem. I also tried again today to ensure that I wasn't being spectacularly clumsy (this happens). If I move from continuous scrolling to single page the problem I have changes. No jumping around the text but the page turn buttons are at the top of the screen - with my disabilities this requires cranking the bed or chair up to turn the page. Sorry to moan but this wouldn't matter so much for dense and serious literary works but if one is indulging in a page turner it is horrid. The reader looks beautiful but it is not pleasant to use for this print disabled woman. Finding Bookshare gave me hope for getting my life back after 23 years and I love it so I feel awful about moaning but I can't be alone with these problems. In the meantime can someone tell me how to revert to Apple Books instead of web reader?
  19. No, there's no need to delete the post. This kind of information may be of interest to other members who have noticed the same issues.
  20. Hello Heather, Thank you for letting me know. I have filed the report, though it is not specific to just one book, but an actual pipeline issue which *can* can effect other books as well if style or format changes are done mid-word. Do I need to delete this topic so as to not clutter this forum? Thank you once again for quickly responding with the proper place to report these kind of things.
  21. Hi Timothy, Thanks so much for sharing this. In order to directly alert our Collection Development team who handles all book scanning and collection maintenance to issues like this, you can always submit a Book Quality Report. You can submit a Book Quality Report by following the steps below: 1. Log in to your Bookshare account at: https://www.bookshare.org/ 2. Locate the book. 3. Select the Book's Title. 4. Select the Report Book Quality Issue link. If you choose the option to be notified, you will receive an email from the Collection Development Department when an update is available. Learn more about these reports here: https://www.bookshare.org/cms/help-center/report-book-quality-issues
  22. I'm not exactly sure where this bug report should go, or if the forums is the right place to do this sort of thing, but if whichever processor Bookshare uses to process the epub downloads, it would be of great help if the prettifying transformations were disabled so that there would be a proper render for some problematic books. Because I purchased this Book from a commercial ebook source, I wanted to compare the epub output with the one from Bookshare, since the book in question was publisher quality. Reading the Bookshare version had a lot of truncated words, so I opened the same book from the commercial source, and no truncated words. Opening the source in a text editor, the only major difference between the sources is that for Bookshare, every HTML tag has been prettified, i.e., they are on their own line with indentation. If I removed the prettification manually, i.e., the only tag where line breaks exist in the source are for paragraphs, the epub render is identical to the commercial source. The reason for the truncation is that for almost all renderers, a line break in the source is considered to be a space in the output. This is problematic when there are format changes mid-word, e.g., if I bolded the letter `O' in "word". Because each nested tag is on its own line, spaces would be inserted into the output, such that the output would be "w o rd", for example. This makes for an irritating reading experience, which can be easily solved if the original source for the epub output is left untouched, i.e., no source prettifying. I am not sure how much control Bookshare has on its epub generation pipeline, but I figure this would be a bug report worth bringing up if for nothing else than to bring awareness to the issue.
  23. Heather Collins

    student graduating

    Hello Mary, The best way for a student to continue using Bookshare when moving on to higher education is for the student to have an Individual Membership account and upgrade their student status. Bookshare services are free to all US students, which includes college and graduate level classes. If your students currently have Organizational Memberships, they can upgrade their accounts to Individual Memberships by following the steps on this page of our website: https://www.bookshare.org/cms/help-center/how-can-my-student-upgrade-their-account-full-individual-membership you can also help them to upgrade their accounts by following the steps on this page of our website: https://www.bookshare.org/cms/help-center/how-do-i-create-individual-membership-my-student
  24. Mary Binder

    student graduating

    When a visually impaired student graduates from High school and is going on to higher education what is the process for continuing with Bookshare?
  25. Heather Collins

    How to present text to students in a Google classroom/online

    Hello, Sponsors can download books on behalf of their students in order to view the books themselves, but they do not have access to the Bookshare Web Reader. In order to download a book from your sponsor account, please follow the steps below: 1. Log into your sponsor account. 2. Find the book you would like to access by using the search bar at the top of the page. 3. Click on the "Download" button located in the "Action" column for the book you wish to download. 4. On the next page, check the box next to the name(s) of the member(s) for whom you wish to download the book and choose the file format you would like it to be downloaded in from the drop down menu in the last column. (We recommend downloading the book in either EPUB or Word, as most devices have programs that can read files in these formats) 5. Click the blue "Prepare Books" button and then click "Confirm" in the pop up window. 6. On the following page, wait for the loading symbol in the "status" column for the book to change to the word "Available." When this word appears, click on it to download the book to your computer.
  26. My students are able to download/access the text through Bookshare, however, I can't figure out how to download the book on my end. I would like to be able to share/present the text while in class online.
  27. Heather Collins

    Amazon Alexa reading books on voice command

    You can click on this link for information regarding beta testing the smart speaker skill: https://www.bookshare.org/cms/help-center/alexa-smart-speaker-beta-early-2021 If you have further questions or issues, please send an email message to smartspeaker@benetech.org for additional assistance.
  28. Ninette LeGates

    Amazon Alexa reading books on voice command

    How do I find navigation commands for BookShare linked with Alexa?
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