Nick Bowen

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    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!
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    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.
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    Using GoRead on Chromebooks

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

    Hi Brooke, You can download our books into iBooks directly. Select the EPUB format for a book in Bookshare and when the download completes your device will prompt you to select which app to open the book in, and iBooks should be one of the first options.
  10. Hi Nicole, Each sponsor does need their own username and password setup. From your account go to the Sponsors link from the left of your My Bookshare page and make sure he's on that list. Assuming he is select on the edit icon, or his last name to pull up his information panel, and on this page you'll find an option on the right side under his username to set a new password for him.
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    Enlarging text on iPad

    Unfortunately to the best of my knowledge there are not currently apps that work with Bookshare that enlarge the font of the app itself. Of course once inside the book the text for the book itself can be enlarged and the colors changed, but the app menu structure is unfortunately not adjustable.
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    Adding Other Administrators

    Absolutely, log into your account and navigate to the "Sponsors" link from the left side of your My Bookshare page. Any teacher added as a sponsor has full access to your roster of students, can create reading lists and assign them to students, and if you have your reading lists to be shared with the organization itself they can even subscribe to your lists and add students to them.
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    Bookshare on Chromebook

    Hey Duane, We recommend installing this extension for an improved voice: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chrome-os-us-english-fema/efdojdlmjknacnljjdedapanceanigkh But beyond that extension there is nothing to install. When your students log into the Bookshare website and navigate to a book they've been assigned, they'll find a "Read Now" link that'll open the book right up in the browser.
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    Individual and Organization Memberships

    If a student upgrades to the full Individual Membership they'll still appear on the org list, and teachers can still assign them books. But the upgrade is automatic, it doesn't need to be approved by the organization nor Bookshare. Once the student, or their parents or guardians complete the online agreement the account is fully authorized.
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    Read2Go - sound control problems

    Both have great voices, if you're familiar with the sources Dolphin uses the Natural Reader voices, and Voice Dream Reader uses Acapela and I believe the Ivona voices.