Susan Lawrence

Problems with books stopping

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Hi, I have many students using Bookshare, and recently we have been having issues with it stopping in the middle of the page and/or at the end of the page and not scrolling to the next page.  I have tried using on a laptop, desktop, Chromebook, and iPad (using Read2Go), and it still stops.  Also, I have found when this happens, and the student attempts to make the book continue to read, it reverts back to the beginning of the page.  Has anyone else had this problem?  If so, how can we rectify?  I originally thought it was an issue with Chromebook, but even using Captivoice this happens.  The only time it does not is when it is in MP3 mode.

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Hi Susan,

The Web Reader alone is pretty basic, and will always start reading at the top of a page. If you want it to start reading in a specific spot, you'll need to scroll until that area is focused at the top of the page.

Another option is to install the Read and Write extension, which will work when the book is opened. This tool does allow more control over what is read, and where it starts reading. For the stopping issue's I would call our technical support team as this could be caused by a few things.

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Hi,

I agree that the Read&Write extension offers much more control over reading when using the Web Reader.  The free version offers the text-to-speech  so you don't have to purchase the Premium Subscription to use it with Bookshare.  I have not heard from any students or teachers in my district regarding the reading stopping in the middle of the page.  Every once in a while, it gets a little quirky and seems to lose it's place, but with a page refresh, it is good to go again.

Michelle Thomas, Assistive Technology Specialist, Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Thornton, CO

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