Information for Parents
Learners and parents say ...
“RNIB Bookshare has been such a positive influence on him, he is bright, but was being held back by his access to the resources he needed.” Parent of GCSE student
“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
Here are the answers to some common questions we get asked by parents of children who want access to resources on RNIB Bookshare. We want to make getting access to our service as easy as possible for learners that need it. We hope that our service will be valuable to your children in accessing the resources they need for school, college or university.
Please contact us if you have any questions that we have not answered here at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is my child eligible to use RNIB Bookshare?
How can I find out if my child's school are already using RNIB Bookshare?
Contact your school and check with your SENcO (Special education needs co-ordinator), Librarian or Teaching Assistant. If no one knows, just drop us and email and we can let you know.
My child’s school won’t sign up, what can I do?
• child's name
• school contact details
• your written permission for us to get in touch on your behalf
How can my child and 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?
Can we read our own choice of titles to read for fun?
How can my child develop and use the website?
We have created a fun reading area as a way for learners to discover their own age appropriate reading and finding books for themselves. These pages can be used as a stepping stone in supporting learners to move from pre-selected reading lists to searching and browsing across our whole, big and scary catalogue of titles!
Either search by 'Awesome children’s author' or 'Brilliant children’s book series' to discover some great titles. Have fun!