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Michelle Thomas

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  1. Michelle Thomas

    Ability to read student's assigned book

    Hi Catherine, I hope I am understanding your question correctly. You aren't able to access the books like a student when you are logged in as a Bookshare Sponsor. However, could the student's screen be shared so you could see the text? Or, could you log into the student's Bookshare account and show it while reading? I hope this helps!
  2. Michelle Thomas

    Question about school account

    Hi Jake, If your son is part of an Organization "School" account and you have his login, you should be able to create in Individual Account which will allow you to select books for him. This should help: https://www.bookshare.org/cms/help-center/how-do-i-create-individual-membership-my-student Michelle Thomas, Assistive Technology Specialist
  3. Michelle Thomas

    start stop option?

    Hi Nathan, I don't think there is a way to start in the middle of the page when using the voices on the Web Reader. My workaround is to have the students still select "read now" to open the book in the Bookshare Web Reader and then use the text-to-speech tools in the Read&Write for Google Chrome extension. (We have licenses of the premium version, but Text-to-speech tools are available in the FREE version!) The student can highlight the text and select the play icon or use "hover speech", which allows the student to put their cursor in the location that they would like to begin listening. However, we have found that hover speech can be a bit quirky on the Web Reader at times. Hope this helps!
  4. Michelle Thomas

    New User - Help!

    Hi Sandy, You are most likely signed up as a "sponsor" which allows you to add students, manage accounts and create/assign Reading Lists and books. However, as a sponsor, you cannot actually access a title (unless it is freely available - no copyright). Only the student (member) will have direct access to the books since they qualify with a disability. I hope this helps! Michelle Thomas