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  4. Nick Bowen

    Transferring to Student Membership?

    Thanks Jacob, we'll correct it. But most importantly your account should be fully authorized to download content, so happy reading!
  5. Dear all, My name is Jackson. Bookshare was a tool that changed my life and for that I will be forever grateful. Because of assistive technology, I’m actually able to read at super speeds (700 wpm). I wanted to share what has been helpful for me with all of you, so that you can benefit! I've had so many people (with learning disabilities and without them) ask me how to set up various text to speech engines. Thus, I started a channel that explains some basic steps, and also is going to get into deeper ways to leverage tech. Here's the link to my first video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryxhoJb467c&t= I also am always looking for questions that people have, so if you're constantly getting questions about how to set something up, let me know and I might be able to make a video (I plan to do at least one on how to get the most out of bookshare soon). I hope this helps you - there's a world of potential out there.
  6. Jacob Joehl

    Transferring to Student Membership?

    Thanks Nick. I noticed that the state for the Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired is incorrect. It is in Illinois, and the zip code is 60093. Their street address is correct on here though.
  7. Nick Bowen

    Transferring to Student Membership?

    Hey Jacob, Hadley absolutely qualifies you for a free Bookshare account. I've already updated your account, please log into Bookshare to verify and if you have any trouble or any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to the Customer Support team.
  8. Hi everyone. I haven't been back here for awhile due to a rather busy social life, but I have a membership question. Mods feel free to move this if necessary. But I recently enrolled in a course from The Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and am wondering if my membership here can be transferred over to free membership? Or would I have to re-apply? Thanks in advance for anybody's assistance with this.
  9. CT-Parent

    Ideas that worked ?

    Hi, Just became an ambassador and I would like to gather some ideas from other ambassadors on how to engage the schools and local library to help them adopt Bookshare. If you have done something that got a good result please share it with the forum, no point re inventing the wheel. Have you tried a short presentation for teachers? sent emails to different representatives? etc.... thanks
  10. Nick Bowen

    Using GoRead on Chromebooks

    Hi Bruce, Thanks for this note, we'll definitely investigate why this button wouldn't be labeled on Chrome OS.
  11. Bruce Mcclanahan

    Using GoRead on Chromebooks

    I am using GoRead on a Chromebook, Chrome OS version 67.0.3396.57 on the beta channel. It works fairly well except the Setting button is not labeled. This is a request to label the Setting button.
  12. I would love to hear from large school districts or other large organizations on how they manage their accounts. Our district is approximately 86,000 students. Each school has it's own Bookshare organization, which makes it very difficult to manage. I work in the Assistive Technology department of our district. Any other big organizations have tips for making it easier? I know many students who could qualify for Bookshare are missing out due to the difficulty with management. Thanks in advance!
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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?
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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 :)
  20. 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
  21. 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?
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. 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?
  25. Aliasgar Bohri

    Books request

    I want book of Information Technology of 12th grade by Maharashtra Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. Cheryl Petree

    Resources for Parents

    Thank you for those links, I will definitely share them with parents!
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