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The text to speech function of our Web Reader is only available on the Chrome web browser version 23 or higher. To confirm your version of Chrome, type chrome://chrome/ into the address bar. If you are on a compatible version of Chrome and still not receiving audio,... more
How to set up accounts for your learners on RNIB BooksharePrint disabled learners can have their own accounts on RNIB Bookshare, this video shows you how so that they can be downloading and accessing resources independently. We tell you who can set up learner (member)... more
While the staff who have Sponsor accounts can view their personal download history under "My History", the Primary Contact can view all of the downloads made by your organisation. The report will tell you which Sponsor downloaded the resource and which Member it was... more
As the Primary Contact or a Sponsor on your organisation's account, you will not be able to add learners to the Member's list until the organisations account (set up by the Primary Contact) has been approved.Once the organisation account has been approved you will see... more
Tobii T-series users can install Go Read, a free app available in the Google Play Store. To install Go Read on your device, please do the following: Open the Google Play store. Search for "Go Read" or "UK education collection." Select Go Read, then select the Install... more
Tobii I-series users can install any of our Windows-compatible reading tools. Web Reader and Read:OutLoud are freely available to UK education collection users, although there are many other compatible programs. Web Reader is a free eBook reader that you can access... more
Eye gaze is compatible with many of our reading tools, including Web Reader and Read:OutLoud. To read a book in Web Reader:Using a computer or a Chromebook, open Google Chrome or Safari (Mac only) and log in to UK education collection.* Search for a book using the... more
Many of our reading tools are switch-compatible, including Web Reader and Read:OutLoud. Both programs have keyboard shortcuts to start and stop the Text to Speech. We recommend binding your switch to these keys for greater accessibility. In Web Reader, Alt + P starts... more
We recently encountered a bug that prevented users from adding books to their Reading Lists. This issue has been resolved, however if you are still having trouble adding books to your Reading Lists you may need to clear your browser’s cache and cookies. Follow the... more
The two collectionsThe RNIB Bookshare UK education collection requires the educational organisation to create the primary account, members of staff (Sponsors) can then be added to the account along with learners (Members). Our collection contains thousands of... more
Please note that there are no plans or funding to update this Bookshare Edition of Victor Reader Soft at this time; please consider using other reading tools by Humanware, or look at the Reading Tools for Computers page for other tools that are being maintained by our... more
Please note that there are no plans or funding to update Read:OutLoud Bookshare Edition at this time; please consider using Don Johnston's Snap&Read Universal tool in conjunction with Bookshare Web Reader, or look at the Reading Tools for Computers page for other... more
Please download BRF files using a computer or braille note-taker. Do not try to download BRF on a tablet or smartphone using these steps.Staff (Primary Contacts and Sponsors)Search for the book you need. If the book is available it will appear in the search results.... more
UK education collection recently implemented a small change to our advanced search.  Traditionally when checking multiple categories all books that appear in any of those categories would be given as search results, even if they only appeared in one of the selected... more

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