Jerri Partee

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    Kelly Stehlik Resource Teacher

    Hi Emily, Usually that error messaging indicates that the organizational type was somehow setup with our paying Book Block subscription model. I'll review the account and reach out to you directly to resolve the issue.
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    Student user id/password

    Hi Rhode, If the student or parent/guardian does not remember the email address associated with the account or password they can call or email Bookshare Customer Support to retrieve their login information.
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    IEP vs. 504 Plan

    Hi Michelle, Yes, I'd suggest moving forward to help your student create an Individual account or adding him to the member roster for your school's organizational account. All Bookshare members must have a Chafee-qualifying print disability. Bookshare is regulated by copyright law, not educational law, so students with or without IEP or 504 plans may or may not automatically qualify for membership. The only caveat to this is with regards to whom can access NIMAC sourced titles vs. having to submit a book request online.
  4. Hi Myra, Given the fact that this particular student is having an issue but other students accessing the same title on the same device are not having that experience I would actually suggest contacting the Bookshare Technical Support team for further details. They can investigate the issue and help assist with getting it resolved.
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    Grade level texts.

    Hi Maureen, Searching the Bookshare collection by grade level is relatively easy, you'll want to use the Advanced Search option to search by keywords, grade level and/or filter by category. If for some reason you can't locate the book in our collection then feel free to submit a book request using the online form (member only feature that requires you to log into your account).
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    Back to Basics - Best Way to Listen on iPhone?

    No worries. Yes, that is correct. Members can log into a Bookshare compatible app such as Voice Dream Reader with their account credentials and this allows them to download through the app. The only slight difference with the Dolphin EasyReader app is that the user would need to create a Dolphin account but could also access it with a Google account.
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    Back to Basics - Best Way to Listen on iPhone?

    Yes all of our compatible apps have TTS (text-to-speech) capability built in and would allow the reader to see the words highlighted on the screen while the audio voice is reading them aloud.
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    Back to Basics - Best Way to Listen on iPhone?

    Hi Cannon, All of our books have the option to download in MP3 audio format. There are also alternative options if you're interested in exploring compatible apps for the iOS platform.
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    monitor reading time?

    Hi Garrett, Unfortunately no our reading tools don't quite yet offer this level of sophisticated information at this time. I know this element has been discussed in the past, I'll touch base with our product development and engineering team to see if this is something we might be able to possibly add in and make available for the overall reading experience.
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    The short answer is yes, Dolphin is available on laptops. Having said that though, Bookshare exclusively promotes access to a handful of app reading tool options for use with phone and tablets on the iOS and Android platforms. However, you can visit Dolphin's website for details regarding a 30-day trial of EasyReader for Windows or purchase it directly from them. In the off chance you're still looking for laptop access to other compatible reading tools with Bookshare (other than WebReader), I'd suggest this section of our Reading Tool Wizard tool to help determine the best option for your students.
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    Web Reader and Organizational Accounts

    Lila, I'll reach out and contact you directly to help resolve the issue.
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    Student Access

    Hi Shannon, When the school adds a new student as an organizational member they have the option to create a username and password for the student to access their reading material in a shared Reading List. Public and Private schools can also update the username and password information for any existing organizational members which provides them access to Bookshare's Web Reader (aka as Read Now).
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    Web Reader and Organizational Accounts

    Hi Lila, When a school adds a new student as an organizational member they can create a username and password for the student to access their reading material in a shared Reading List which gives them access to Bookshare's Web Reader (aka as Read Now).
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    New Sponsor

    Students with a linked Individual account will receive an email but any organizational members that you create the username and password for won't automatically receive anything. You'll need to notify them of that information. There is a PDF and Word document titled Student Login Form located in our Training and Resources section but please click here to access the direct link.
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    Bookshare Training

    Hi Tracy, I wanted to share some information about training that Bookshare provides and hopefully you'll find helpful. We've created a Getting Started wizard for Educators or if you need help selecting reading tool options, you can access our Reading Tool Wizard and last but not least, to access more training and resource options.