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  1. I'm new to bookshare and not sure what I've done wrong. I've filled out all the forms but still keep seeing the note: "Your Organization has reached the purchased download limit".What to do?
  2. I am having problems with my wife's Victor Reader (latest model). It will begin reading a book and just stop and turn off. Normally right after it reads through the legal disclaimers at the beginning. Out of ten books, maybe two will read correctly. I updated the firmware. I deleted and reinstalled the books. I have tried other memory cards and even a different computer. Same problem. I even bought her a new player, thinking the old one was defective, but it does the same thing. I have downloaded hundreds of books for her over the last few years and never had this problem. Any help would be appreciated. Barls
  3. Sleep Timers

    Any time frame on this? Or a beta that I can try? Thanks for all the hard work!
  4. What advice would you give to a teacher new to Bookshare?
  5. For new teachers

    Karen thank you for responding to my post. -Jacquie Knight
  6. I just set up my students and tried to get started reading their book, but it reads in a foreign language! We went to settings and set it to US English on Chrome and it still reads in the wrong language! Does anyone know how to fix this?
  7. Age to introduce Bookshare

    Lauren- Everyone above me has excellent points. I agree that it totally depends on the student. However, that being said, I have found teachers and parents more on board from 4th grade on for my students with reading disabiliteis. I am not sure why. It could be because of the jump in academic expectations for 4th graders. Unfortunately, if parents and teachers are not on board it is really hard to get a student to use Bookshare with any consistency.
  8. We are new, my son is 18 with many learning disabilities. We are working on learning to read independently. I would like to find books that have images. But am having no luck.
  9. Thanks so much Nick I will try that! Jenny
  10. Forgotten Password

    hi people
  11. Forgotten Password

  12. Can a student be on more than one sponsor's reading list? If yes, do they get assigned a different user name and login for each sponsor?
  13. Forgotten Password

    Nick, I am a new primary contact and it doesn't appear that our district has taken advantage of their Bookshare membership (or maybe I don't know how to check). None of the students have a user name or password showing on my list. Did they have to have one when the list was created and I know it said to write it down, so is it just not appearing? I have no idea of what their user names may have been, so how would I go about resetting their password if necessary. I am wanting to add quite a few students and want to make sure that I am doing it correctly.
  14. Forgotten Password

    Thanks for such a quick and helpful response.
  15. Forgotten Password

    Nick, This sounds as if there is a disadvantage to having an individual and organizational account. I would think that Thomas' situation is quite common amongst students and it would be very hard to help them. Can a student log in/read a book under their organizational part of their membership or is it strictly one or the other. I am thinking that it would be best to only give individual memberships to older students who are responsible enough for their own passwords.
  16. want to print member list

    Nick, I am a new primary contact and it would be nice to be able to print a list of sponsors and members to be able to verify against current lists so that I can update sponsors and staff. Now while I know I can do this while on the website, it would be easier to compare two printed lists. It appears to have been a while since anyone has used bookshare, so there is a lot of updating to do.
  17. Is there a way to set parental controls on accounts so kids with individual accounts can't get R rated books?
  18. When reading braille books on a Braille Note Touch Notetaker, not all of the books have page numbers which makes it impossible to cite sources. Why don't all books have page numbers and does anyone have a suggestion for a "work around" for this issue?
  19. TTS not work

    Using Bookshare Web Reader on chromebook, was working fine yesterday, reading aloud. today, cannot get the audio/TTS to work-- but the audio works fine on other websites. Any suggestions?
  20. TTS not work

    additional note-- the cowriter speak option works if I highlight the text and right click and select cowriter -speak, so is not an issue with audio, is with the text to speech within Bookshare webreader. ?????
  21. TTS not work

    Using Bookshare Web Reader on chromebook, was working fine yesterday, reading aloud. today, cannot get the audio/TTS to work-- but the audio works fine on other websites. Any suggestions?