Information for students
Are you a student in education and have a print disability? If so, read on!
At RNIB Bookshare we support learners with a print disability to access the curriculum, putting them, for the first time on a par with their peers, creating an inclusive environment in education.
Students with a print disability say ...
"It would have been almost impossible if I didn't have RNIB Bookshare. I'm doing my GCSEs and being able to come home and revise independently ... has been a massive help for me and fingers crossed, it can improve my grades." Charlie, age 16
“I spent the majority of my first term suffering in silence, reading all my resources by eye, getting tired, frustrated and spending a lot of time trying to read. Bookshare was my saviour, I was able to download PDF text versions which were compatible with my text to speech software.” University graduate
Am I eligible to use RNIB Bookshare?
How can I find out if my educational organisation is already using RNIB Bookshare?
My educational organisation won’t sign up, what can I do?
- Your name
- educational organisational contact details
- your written permission for us to get in touch on your behalf
How can I use RNIB Bookshare at home?
Are we allowed to download books at home?
Learners can also search and browse across the site to identify other titles that will help, or they are interested in.
How can we read at home?
If you don’t have a device to read on, your child may be eligible for one of our iPad/ Orbit 20 Braille display grants.
Can we read our own choice of titles to read for fun?
If you are making any changes to the file, then you may download the file as long as you have lawful possession of the title (own a paper or electronic version of the title). More information can be found on our legal pages.
Either search by 'Awesome children’s author' or 'Brilliant children’s book series' to discover some great titles. Have fun!
What happens when I change school, college, uni?
I am leaving school and will no longer be in education, can I still use RNIB Bookshare?
We recommend RNIB Library for a wonderful range of reading to suit anyone with sight loss.