Jessy Haugh

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    New to BookShare

    Hi Jada, I would recommend trying the app Dolphin EasyReader. Currently this is one of the more popular apps that works with Bookshare. The app itself is free, and you have many options in how you would like to read, how the pages are turned, highlighting, and many choices in voices. You can also edit any voice to fine tune the reading experience. I myself find this app to be one of the best currently available.
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    Setting Up Bookshare on Ipad...

    Hi Aaron, If you are using a compatible browser (laptop/computer), just search for a book, then on the results page, locate the “Read Now” button which will appear above or the left of the “Download” button. Clicking this link will begin the process of packaging and opening the book in your web browser. To utilize the self-voicing audio and word highlighting features, one must be using the Google Chrome Browser on a PC, or Safari on a Mac. If you are using a smartphone or tablet you are going to want to download a compatible app that works with Bookshare. I would recommend the app Dolphin EasyReader, not only is it one of the more popular apps among our members it is also free.
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    Using Bookshare through Capti (iOS)

    Hi Katherine, Unfortunately at this time Capti is not able to link directly to our reading lists. For this app, members will still need to be assigned reading lists. This essentially unlocks those titles for download. The member can search for the title, and a download option will be presented for those titles in the list. I would recommend downloading the free app Dolphin EasyReader. I find this app to be more accessible, and it offers many more features that you would typically have to pay for use with Capti Premium. The Dolphin app also links to our reading lists.
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    Voice Options on WebReader

    Alyssa, Unfortunately, this is one of the limitations with the WebReader. All of our titles use text to speech (TTS), which is why we are able to have such a large library. I recommend our members download an app that works with Bookshare, like Dolphin EasyReader (free) or Voice Dream Reader (paid). These apps have many more voices to choose from, and also have features that the WebReader does not offer at this time.
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    Pronunciation dictionary

    Unfortunately at this time you are not able to import the dictionary. Though we can send this feedback over to the developer of the app. When it comes to how the app is reading words this is another major limitation to the technology. Currently adding the word to the pronunciation dictionary is the only way to try, and correct this issue.
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    Read2Go - Only one word at a time

    Hi Courtney, Unfortunately we have been experiencing a few issue with this app. Due to the fact it is not being supported as much with new firmware on certain devices. I would suggest deleting the app, and downloading it again. This seems to push any updates through to the app itself. I would also recommend downloading the free app Dolphin EasyReader. Not only is this currently one of the more popular apps it also links directly to Bookshare's reading lists. I have also used this app myself, and find it to be one of the more accessible ones.
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    Voice Type and Cadence

    Ellen, Unfortunately, if you are using the ReadNow option you can only change the speech rate of the voice. I would recommend downloading the app Dolphin EasyReader. Not only is this app free but you can edit the voice, speech rate, and choose from many different voices to find what best fits your needs.
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    Bookshare on a BrailleNote (Apex)

    Brinn, Depending on the computer/laptop you are using, you can just drag and drop files. You can move the entire folder instead of pulling files from the folder itself this should work out better for you. I would also recommend calling our technical support team so that we can walk you through the process over the phone.
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    Bookshare on a BrailleNote (Apex)

    Hello Brinn, First the file must be downloaded on a computer. You can download in DAISY, BRF, or Word, and save the file to a thumb drive, or SD card. Once unzipped you can then transfer this to the APEX. The Book Reader app can open the DAISY files, and Word Processor can open Word or BRF.
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    Pausing while listening to book

    Hello Julie, Unfortunately, there could be a few different issues causing that issue. I would highly recommend calling our Technical Support team so they can help diagnose the issue further. You can locate our phone number and hours of operation at the bottom of the Help Center page: https://www.bookshare.org/cms/help-center
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    pausing and reopening a book

    Hi Kimberly, If the student is using the Web Reader(Read Now) option with Google Chrome, the reader should save the members place in the title. Though it may start at the beginning of a paragraph or the current chapter. As an option Bookshare does work with a few apps. For many of our members this is the preferred method of accessing our titles. Not only can the members access everything through the apps they can also set bookmarks, and choose many different voice options. The link below takes you to our Reading Tool Wizard: https://www.bookshare.org/cms/reading-tool-wizard
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    Keyboard Shortcuts for Play/Pause

    Hi Joya, When using this shortcut key are we also clicking the + symbol? If not you will need to click, and hold Alt,+, and P.
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    Reading List District Wide

    Hello Chad, You can certainly do this to keep everything under one main reading list. I will provide a link below to our reading list guide that has step by step instructions. I will also reach out to you directly with this information and more details to save for your records: https://www.bookshare.org/cms/help-center/how-do-i-share-or-subscribe-reading-list
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    Annotation & Highlighting Features on Reader

    Hi Patty, All of our tools except for Go Read will do word level highlighting. If the Chromebook is highlighting incorrectly you may need to download a specific voice that will fix this issue: https://www.bookshare.org/cms/help-center/why-web-reader-not-highlighting-while-speaking Voice Dream Reader is currently one of the more popular apps our members are using. With word level highlighting, multiple voices to choose from, and many other features that are not available with the Read Now option.
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    BrailleNote Touch

    Hello Tammy, I notice that you are a sponsor on an organizational account. Has a reading list been created and assigned to the member? If not this will need to happen before the member can access those titles. I have also included a link below to our Braille Note Touch help guide. Due to the complexity of the device I would also recommend contacting out technology support team so that they can help assist you further. The number for this team is 650-352-0198 option 2. https://www.bookshare.org/cms/help-center/how-do-i-get-books-my-braille-note
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    Reading Cartoon based book

    Unfortunately, the text within the image isn't actual text, its part of the image. Since it is not text the program/device would not be able to read it. If you would like to search titles containing image descriptions I would recommend using our advanced search; https://www.bookshare.org/search
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    graphic novels

    Unfortunately, the text within the image isn't actual text, its part of the image. Since it is not text the program/device would not be able to read it. If you would like to search titles containing image descriptions I would recommend using our advanced search; https://www.bookshare.org/search
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    Pausing while listening to book

    As Michelle pointed out it would depend on the reading tool used. If using an app you are able to play and pause. If you are using the Web Reader(Read Now) you can play and pause also. The play button will also function as the pause button.
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    Eye gaze device

    As long as the member is using a reading tool that works with Eye Gaze all of our titles will be available to the member. The link below has an overview of what reading tools work with Eye Gaze. https://www.bookshare.org/cms/help-center/what-reading-tools-can-i-use-eye-gaze
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    TEACHER ACCESS

    Hello Susan, The titles available to sponsors are the freely available titles in our library. The link below has information on how to access those titles https://www.bookshare.org/cms/search-freely-available
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    TEACHER ACCESS

    Unfortunately at this time our titles are only accessible to members with a print disability. If you click on the book this will bring you to the book detail page. This page has a synopsis of the title, specific details relating to the title.
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    Student access to reading lists

    Hello Dorit, at this time, apps like Read2Go are not directly compatible with our Reading Lists. However, sharing books on Reading Lists is still important as they can allow members to access these books on these apps. https://www.bookshare.org/cms/help-center/how-do-i-access-my-reading-lists-read2go
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    TEACHER ACCESS

    Hello Gerald, The organizational member can log into their account via your computer by using their log in information, and clicking the Read Now option https://www.bookshare.org/cms/help-center/how-do-i-use-bookshare-web-reader
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    Using VoiceDream with Bookshare

    The link below is for accessing Voice Dream Reader on IOS. The major difference between IOS and Android versions are on Apple devices you will need to go to the Apple app store vs going to the Google play store on Android. If you have any other questions or need a walk through please do not hesitate to contact our Technology Support team at 650-352-0198 option 2 for support. https://www.bookshare.org/cms/help-center/how-do-i-install-and-use-voice-dream-reader-ios https://www.bookshare.org/cms/reading-tool-wizard
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    remove books

    Hi Susan I am going to contact you directly.