Jerri Partee

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    Doctor form for qualification

    Hi Marion, Please visit this link for information including step-by-step instructions on how to download our Proof of Disability form. Once downloaded, a Competent Authority (such as your primary care doctor) will need to complete the POD form for you (which means it needs to include their handwritten signature since we don't currently accept digital signatures). Completed paperwork needs to be submitted via email (recommended) or faxed. To email paperwork, please scan it or take a picture using a camera phone then attach the form to your email and send it to membership@bookshare.org. Our fax number is 650-475-1066.
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    Dealing with images if you are blind

    Hi Debee, I'm terribly sorry for the delay! We greatly appreciate you sharing your feedback with us and will make sure we provide a detailed Help Center article before the end of the month. I'll follow-up with you again directly once we've posted it online.
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    Region issue

    Hi Sally, Sorry for the delay, the books and accessible images in our collection are not all available in all countries. Distribution regions are set by the publisher where they have provided their files or under the remit of the copyright legislation for books that RNIB or other members have created for the collection. The accessible images in our collection that were created by RNIB are available worldwide. When you're logged into your account, searching and browsing for books will only return results for books available in your country. If you log out, searching and browsing will return results for all books in Bookshare. I'd suggest contacting RNIB for more details. However, I also wanted to provide some helpful links including one on how the Marrakesh Treaty works: https://www.rnibbookshare.org/cms/help-center/book-availability https://benetech.org/about/resources/marrakesh-treaty/
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    Upload Issues

    Hi Tracy, I'm sorry you experienced an issue with uploading your students. This can sometimes occur for a number of reasons, I'll reach out to you directly so we can get this issue resolved and get your students added to the member roster.
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    Kelly Stehlik Resource Teacher

    Hi Emily, I did previously send an email a couple weeks ago but will follow up directly to confirm you receive it again as it could have been caught up in your spam or junk mail filter.
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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.
  9. 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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    bookmark

    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.
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    New Sponsor

    Hello, When a Public K-12 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 gives them access to Bookshare's Web Reader (aka as Read Now).
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    Connecting Single Accounts to School Account

    Hi Jessica, You can either add the teacher to your account using a different email, or they can contact us and request they be removed from the other account they are currently on. Once removed you will be able to add them to your account with the email that is currently in use. Unfortunately, we can't move the Reading Lists over at this time but we're hoping to work out a solution to allow schools to share their Reading Lists with other schools district wide.
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    Sibling account

    Hi Jonah, To signup up all three of your children, you'll need to create an account and use a separate email address for each one. Unfortunately, our system wasn't designed to maintain family accounts and at this time it's not something we're able to offer but we have discussed the idea and I hope to see it available as an option to new and existing members in the future.
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    Bookshare "download failed" on dolphin easy reader

    The feedback I've received is that the ePub format issue isn't quite resolved just yet but is slated for the week of the 19th. For now, you should be able to side load the title as a workaround solution by first downloading the title on the website and then logging into the app and essentially downloading again. I tried this for the title mentioned above and it seems to have resolved the issue for now.
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    Bookshare "download failed" on dolphin easy reader

    Hi Kristen, I attempted to download it myself and ran into the same issue. I've reached out to our Product Manager for help looking into the issue. He's going to try downloading the title from our API. I'll provide you with an update once I have more information to share.