Jessy Haugh

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    Hi Lesley, Unfortunately, at this time that feature is not available. Beeline Reader is not a Bookshare app so I'm not sure if or when that feature would be added. The free app Dolphin EasyReader would be the best option for a bookmark feature. This is one of the more popular apps our members are using.
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    Using Open Lore / Book share

    Quality should be the same no matter how you open the title. In the synopsis page of the book is the quality of the scan will be listed. Depending on the title itself it may or may not have images. When searching for titles in our library it will indicate if the title has images or just image descriptions.
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    Using Open Lore / Book share

    Hi Dante, I would recommend following the link to our Getting Started with Open Lore page. This will give your a basic breakdown of how to use Open Lore. Another link I'm provides gives step by step instructions on how to download Bookshare Books with Open Lore. Please follow the link for How do I open Bookshare content on Open Lore. If you still run into any issues, please contact our Technical Support team so that we can walk you through the initial download.
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    How to save download textbook on iPad hard drive

    Hi Bob, I am going to send you an email with all this information.
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    "Download Failed" of MP3 book

    Hi Peter, The downloaded file may have downloaded anyway. You are going to want to check on recent downloads on the device you are using. If you are accessing Bookshare one a mobile device I highly recommend downloading the app Dolphin EasyReader. While you certainly can download Mp3 versions of our titles, doing it this way is not the most accessible. I generally recommend if using a smartphone/tablet to use one of the available apps. If you are accessing on a laptop or computer the Read Now option is much nicer.
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    Qualifying students

    Hi, In order to distribute copyrighted material, Bookshare must follow all regulations set by U.S. copyright law, specifically the Chafee Amendment. 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. Qualifying print disabilities as per the Chafee Amendment include: 1. Blindness or low vision severe enough to prevent the reading of standard print books 2. Physical disabilities that prevent an individual from reading standard print books or turning the pages of a book 3. Learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, severe enough that the individual cannot read traditional print
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    Foreign Language Textbooks

    Hi Janet, Bookshare's language preference controls which books appear in the top of your search results. To change the language preferences: 1. Log in to Bookshare 2. Select the link with the member's name from the top right of the page 3. Select the Edit Preferences link below My Summary 4. Under Search Preferences, select your preferred language You can also search for foreign language books using our Advanced Search feature. To perform an advanced search, select the Advanced Search link below the search bar, then select your preferred language under the Language drop-down menu. Once you’re ready to search, select the Advanced Search button.
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    Format of download changing

    Hi Kristen, I will reach out and contact you directly with more information.
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    no internet

    Hi Denise, Unfortunately they would be slightly limited on downloading without any internet access etc. I would recommend using an app that works with Bookshare like Dolphin EasyReader, or Voice Dream Reader. Using this method with the apps the members can download any books while in school or in an area with internet/wifi access. Once the titles are downloaded they can be accessed without any wifi/internet at home or on the go. You can essentially do the same thing with downloading in an audio format and loading it onto a MP3 player.
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    Bookshare not Available Under Manage Libraries

    Hi Leslie, When you click on manage libraries in the app you may need to scroll through the selections. When Bookshare is found you will need to use the slider to activate that library. The slider should be to the right to activate the library.
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    Can You Switch Between Books

    Hi Jessica, Yes you can read more then one book at a time with the WebReader (Read Now) option. Unfortunately, with certain apps you would only be able to read one book at a time because you would need to exit the current title to enter a new one.
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    NLS Reader

    Hi Marius, Unfortunately, Dolphin EasyReader will not work with the NLS player. Dolphin EasyReader will only work on devices with access to the app stores (the Apple App Store or Google Play Store).
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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:
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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:
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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: