Jessy Haugh

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  1. Jessy Haugh

    Need pages to turn as text is read

    Within the setting of the Webreader you can set the display format to facing pages or single page.
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    Reading to my students aloud

    Unfortunately at this time Bookshare books are not available to download in PDF. As stated above another great option is to use Word's Immersive Reader.
  3. Jessy Haugh

    Log In Cards

    Hello Shannon I am not sure what you mean by log in tickets. If you are a sponsor on an org you will create usernames and passwords for the members you add to your account. To Add Members to your organizational membership, please do the following: 1. Log in to your account. 2. Go to the My Bookshare link 3. Select the Members link. If there is text above your roster about adding Members, use the link provided to download the Proof of Disability form for organizational memberships. If there is no text above your roster, use the buttons below your roster to add Members.
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    Read Now

    You are not seeing the Read Now option for books because you are logged into a Sponsor account on Bookshare. Web Reader is only available to students on organizational accounts or those with individual memberships
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    Supporting Students During School Closures

    We are eager to do all that we can to support educators, students, and families at this crucial time. Under current U.S. Copyright Law, Bookshare membership is only available to people who are certified by competent authorities as having qualifying reading barriers, such as blindness or low vision, learning disabilities, or physical disabilities that make it difficult or impossible to read standard print. We encourage you to sign up all students who meet these criteria.In these extraordinary times, we are in conversations with legal and educational authorities to explore any possible options for increasing access to the Bookshare library. We have created a resource page that includes e-learning resources available from publishers and other vendors that can benefit a broader population. We will update this information as we learn more. The Bookshare library does include nearly 10,000 "Freely Available” books that can be downloaded by anyone, without restriction. Check out the full list of Freely Available titles as well as these tips to refine the list by criteria such as copyright date, topic, and grade level.
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    download format

    As there is a lot that would go into determining this I would highly recommend contacting our technical support team so they can better assist you at 650-352-0198 option #2.
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  8. Jessy Haugh

    remove book from my list

    When you are in the reading list you created there should be a few columns listed as title, author, date added, action, activity, and another action column. The last column labeled action should have the word remove. If you click on remove it will remove the title from your list. Please note that if you are in the "My History" section then remove will not be listed. If you are still unable to find the remove section please contact our technical team so they can walk you through a fix for this.
  9. Jessy Haugh

    Trouble downloading audio file

    As this could be related to a few different issues I would recommend calling our technical support team so they can get this fixed for you quickly. The best number to contact them would be 650-352-0198 option #2.
  10. Jessy Haugh

    Textbook images/photos not showing completely

    We've implemented a book quality reporting system, which you can use to report these types of issues directly to our Collection Development team. To file a book quality report: 1. Log in to your Bookshare account at: https://www.bookshare.org/ 2. Locate the book. 3. Select the Book's Title. 4. Select the Report Book Quality Issue link. If you choose the option to be notified, you will receive an email from the Collection Development Department when an update is available.
  11. Jessy Haugh

    All Settings Returning to Default

    First I would try the fix below. The other issue is if you are having different member use the same Chromebook the settings could be reverting because of this. Unfortunately our Web reader is very basic in its design and what it can do. Unfortunately we are currently experiencing a bug with our Web Reader extension on Google Chromebooks that is making our books read with an accent Text to Speech voice. We have determined that the bug is an issue with the Chromebook’s operating system itself. To resolve this issue: 1. Go to the Chrome Web Store and install "Chrome OS US English Female HQ." https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chrome-os-us-english-fema/efdojdlmjknacnljjdedapanceanigkh 2. Close all Chrome windows, "Sign out" from the Chromebook, and sign back in. The second step makes the Chromebook "forget" about the other voices and only use the US English Female web store voice, which works with word highlighting. The Web Reader is also fully functional on all Windows PCs and Macs.
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    Assign vs Reading List

    Unfortunately with the way it currently sits they would not get any notification about the book. Though I can tell you that this has been something our engineering team has been working on, and we hope to see a release of this feature very shortly. Not only that students/members will also be able to request books be added as well with this update.
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    Assign vs Reading List

    Currently there really is no difference. With the reading lists they must be built then members, and books must be added. The assign books feature allows members to have access to titles faster, and allows sponsors the ability to not create individualized lists for members.
  14. Jessy Haugh

    how do I get started?

    Hi I am very sorry for the late reply to this. We have our newly developed Learning Center. The link below will take you directly to it. Once here click on Educators Getting Started. This will give you a complete walk through of how to use the account. https://www.bookshare.org/cms/help-center/learning-center
  15. I am very sorry about the late reply to this question. As stated by Mike this feature should be rolling out fairly shortly our team is just working out the last few bugs!!