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It's a great to be able to read RNIB Bookshare downloaded titles on an electronic device such as a tablet or phone.iPads, iPhones and other Apple devices are great and very easy to download and read with.Android devices are not quite as straightforward to use as... more
Our titles are available as as either an accessible PDF, and/or downloadable from an EPUb file as Epub, DAISY, audio, MP3, BRF or Word formats. It depends upon individual publishers as to which formats are provided.If we don't have your preferred format, it may be that... more
These training films will help you to learn more about RNIB Bookshare:Introductions and termsVideo 1 – Introduction to RNIB BookshareVideo 2 – Who is eligible to use the RNIB BookshareFor organisations and their Primary ContactsVideo 3 – How to set up your organisation... more
Set up your organisation’s RNIB Bookshare accountThis video shows you how to set up your free UK RNIB Bookshare membership. We tell you what you need to do and the process involved, how long it will take and what you can expect from us when setting up your educational... more
How to install Speech CentralOpen the Apple App Store on your iOS device.Search for "Speech Central"Select the option to get Speech CentralHow to download a Bookshare bookOnce in the app click on Articles & Books from the bottom of the screenClick the add button (... more
Bookshare is committed to improving the quality of books within our collection, and you can help us by reporting problems that you encounter.You will need to be logged in to file a book quality report.  On the catalog page of the individual book, you'll find a link... more
If you are using a Braille Note Touch device, the easiest way to find, download and open your books from is to:Download the Go Read application from the Google Playstore (Playstore is pre-loaded on the Touch)Open Go Read on the Touch and download the book(s) the... more
Please note you must be logged into your Bookshare account to view these Reading Lists.Public Reading Lists are open to the Bookshare community. Members can subscribe to lists for easy access or read individual books. Teachers can subscribe to lists and assign them to... more
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When using the Bookshare Web Reader on a Chromebook to get highlighting you must install and use the Chrome OS US English Female HQ voice.  The pre-installed voices that come with Chromebooks do not include the ability to highlight at this time.To resolve this issue: 1... more
This is a quick guide on how to use the Display Accommodations available on Apple devices, in particular how to change the screen tint, invert colours and achieve a greyscale.Choose "Settings" from the main screen of your device.Select "General"Select "Accessibility"... more
UK education collection members can now copy their Reading Lists to make a duplicate list. Log in to your UK education collection account, then select the My UK education collection link in the top right corner.Select the My Reading Lists link on the left side of the... more
Google's recent update to Chromebooks has broken the RNIB Bookshare Web Reader Chrome extension. However, the Web Reader ("Read now" option) has been updated so that it no longer require this extension.  To regain audio simply remove this extension by:in the address... more
All Sponsors of your Organization can access the entire account’s download history online. To save a report of your Organization’s download history:Log in to the Sponsor's RNIB Bookshare account.Select the My Homepage link on the top of the page.Select the Organisation... more
If other staff (Sponsors) in your organisation have created Reading Lists and shared them so that they are visible to everyone in the account, you will be able to subscribe to those Reading Lists and share them with your learners (Members).Subscribe to a Reading... more

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