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Refreshable Braille displays and iPads can be a useful combination for instantly accessing large amounts of content, such as book files from RNIB Bookshare.Set up is reasonably easy once you know how. The steps can vary a little depending on which display you have.... more
It is possible to choose the format of our BRF books. They can be formatted for a refreshable braille display or a braille embosser, and provided in either contracted or uncontracted braille.To adjust these options on Individual Memberships:Log into UK education... 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
The “Options” dialog allows you to set items such as download location, default download type, and whether the Braille Sense U2 automatically unpacks the UK education collection book or periodical. To open the “Options” dialog, Tab to the “Options” button and press “... more
When you choose “Books” from the “Select Search Mode” combo box described above, the next item in the dialog is “Select Search Method”. Press “Space” to choose between “Search word” and “Category search”. When you choose to “Search word”, the next item in the dialog is... 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
RNIB HelplineIf the book description states that a hard braille copy is available from RNIB for loan or to purchase, you can contact the RNIB Helpline on 0300 123 9999 to order your copy.Transcription servicesIf you do not have the tools to emboss books, a... more
RNIB Bookshare titles can be used on a computer or laptop. They are great to be able to use with the access technology that a learner is already using. Here we look at the file formats available on RNIB Bookshare and give some thought to how this format could be used... more
Yes, UK education collection books can be opened in Braille2000, into Duxbury or MegaDots and embossed. Each book needs to be downloaded by an authorized Sponsor and associated with an individual student. Schools have the option to download the books and provide them... more
Setting up for the First TimeTo utilize the UK education collection program on the BrailleSense, you will first need to customize a few of its options to get started. These settings will be saved until you change them.From the main Menu, select Library Services, then... 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
If your learner wants to read a physical copy of a title on RNIB Bookshare it is important to find out the most appropriate way to present materials for them. Different learners will have different requirements, depending on their particular print disability.A great... more
DAISY and BRF are digital formats for accessible materials. NISO/DAISY 3 is the global digital talking book standard (http://www.daisy.org/z3986/), supported by many leading libraries, assistive technology software and hardware manufacturers worldwide that serve those... more
Do you have any questions about Dolphin EasyReader? Here's some Dolphin and RNIB have already been asked. Why not also check out our other help article: Using Dolphin EasyReader.There are different ways of using the titles on RNIB Bookshare, that is where Dolphin comes... more
Several of our Reading Tool partners will be at Benetech's booth at ATIA, demonstrating how their Reading Tools can be used with Bookshare.Stop by our booth, or the partner booths at any time during the Expo hours, and please check this page daily for updates to the... more

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