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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
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
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
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
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
Your last read location will only be remembered if you use the same browser on the same computer. If you switch computers, browsers, or have cleared the cookies for your browser, your last read location will not be saved.
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
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
IntegratedRNIB Bookshare integrated applications or devices allow members to download our content directly through the application or on the device itself.Bookshare Web ReaderDolphin EasyReaderNon-integratedIf you are using applications or devices that are not RNIB... more

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