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Web Reader reads using your device's built-in Text to Speech voice. Depending on what kind of device you have, please follow the steps below to change and/or install additional voices.Windows PCTo change your computer's Text to Speech voice:Windows 8 and olderOpen the... more
The “Read Now” link will allow you to read UK education collection books directly within your Internet browser using Bookshare Web Reader. Books will be streamed directly to your computer; there is nothing to download or install. This is one of the fastest and easiest... more
Bookshare Web Reader includes self-voicing and word highlighting on computers with:Google Chrome version 33+Safari version 6.1+Chromebooks version 14+  Coming soon: Microsoft EdgeBookshare Web Reader includes self-voicing (no word highlighting) on devices with:Google... more
If a book does not have a "Read Now" link, it may be due to one of the following reasons:You may be using a browser that is not compatible with the Bookshare Web Reader. Please read about compatible browsers here.Your book is not available in Bookshare Web Reader. If... more
The Bookshare Web Reader currently does not have the capability to take notes, define words, or create bookmarks.  The Web Reader will remember where the book was last read so long as it's accessed on the same computer, allowing members to re-open a partially read book... more
All of RNIB Bookshare UK education collection's books have audio capability. How you access these audio features depends on the type of reading experience you prefer and the type of device you want to use to listen to your books. Note that we do not offer human... more
You must use Google Chrome with Bookshare Web Reader to use your computer's built-in text-to-speech. Please go to: https://aboutmybrowser.com/ and confirm you have Chrome version 23 or above.  If you are using Chrome version 23 or above and you still do not hear your... 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
Bookshare Web Reader offers a series of access keys for users.If you are on Chrome and IE:Alt+P: Toggle TTS (Only Available on Google Chrome) Alt+B: Activate Back to Library Alt+T: Toggle Table of Contents Alt+N: Toggle Night Mode Alt+X: Hide Toolbar Navigation Alt+O:... more
Individual Members can read books using Web Reader.*Once logged in, select book.Click “Read Now” link in download options.Book will open in your browser, click the “Start TTS” icon in the top navigation barIf you are a UK education collection teacher or sponsor... more
Currently the Web Reader requires third-party cookies to be enabled in order to access UK education collection content.  Please enable third-party cookies:On Chrome:Navigate to settingsSelect Show Advanced SettingsSelect the Content Settings button under PrivacyUncheck... more
Unfortunately we are currently experiencing a bug with our Web Reader extension on Google Chromebooks that is making our books read with a German or French Text to Speech voice. We have determined that the bug is an issue with the Chromebook’s operating system itself. ... more
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
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
The ideal process for accessing a UK education collection book from a web browser is with our new Web Reader tool.  For more information please see our How to Read books page. If the book you are trying to access does not offer the Read Now link, or if you do not have... more

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