Nick Bowen

Sleep Timers

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We had a suggestion submitted through email that we would like to open for more discussion from the community.

Due to the practice of listening to a book as one is heading to bed there's been some discussion around adding sleep timers to Bookshare compatible applications.  Of course as many Bookshare compatible applications are developed by 3rd parties we cannot directly add this feature everywhere, but what we can do is create a suggestion for each of them on how best to implement a sleep timer per how our community wishes to interact with it.

So with that said, what program or app do you use to access Bookshare, and how do you imagine a sleep timer might work with it?

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Excellent! We will be starting to brainstorm on what changes will go into the next development efforts for Go Read, and it sounds like a sleep timer would be well-used.  Keep the ideas and votes coming... :-)

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We set up students on the Chrome extension or the IOS app Read2Go, depending on the best feature for them. I would suspect, a way is to show on the screen, "Do you want to continue?" button similar to how television shows do this on devices/online. This has worked well once we train students who have difficulties when reading. This would support student to know if they need a break or if they are still reading. You would need support from third parties, but many may support since they may not be aware the feature is needed. 

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Thanks for the notes Tammy, it's still definitely something we would like to do but unfortunately with our limited development time we have not yet been able to begin implementing something along these lines yet.

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