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The New York Times Bestsellers now resides in our new Browse section. Select the Browse link from just under our standard search field.
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
Because the updated site uses some additional scripting, the apex has the ability to disable the scripting from web pages to simplify the sites for easier use.   Before using the new UK education collection site, you simply need to disable your browser scripting... more
A person who is temporarily disabled when it comes to reading print may utilize UK education collection services during the period of significant print disability. However, once an individual has regained the ability to read normally, he or she no longer qualifies for... more
To qualify for Bookshare, people with these conditions, as well as people whose first language is not English, must have an accompanying qualifying condition that significantly interferes with their ability to read or process printed text. For example, a person who is... more
Students with learning disabilities may qualify for UK education collection. Persons who are unable to effectively read print due to dyslexia or other cognitive learning disabilities such as autism or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) qualify to access the service.
If you cannot pick up a book, turn pages, maintain visual focus on a book or do not have the physical stamina to work with printed material, you most likely qualify for UK education collection membership.Have a look at our film on qualifying disabilities.
If you are legally blind, you qualify. In addition, if you don’t meet the legal blindness standard, a functional vision assessment that indicates a significant problem accessing text is also acceptable.
Probably! We very much enjoy having in-office volunteers, and have specific projects that can only be done at our office. However, we have limited in-office space at our Palo Alto, CA office.If you would like to volunteer at our office, please contact us and, if we... more
Once you have proofread your book, you must check it in for approval. A staff member or qualified volunteer will review it and either approve it or return it for more editing with notes about what to fix. Your book will typically reviewed within 7 business days of... more
For quality control, we ask that different people scan and proofread each book. Occasionally, we will make an exception for a highly-skilled, experienced volunteer. If you would like to be considered for this exception, please Request Help.
Yes! When you submit your newly scanned version, make sure to put the letters "BSO" in all capitals before the title of the book so that proofreaders know that you're improving an existing copy.Check out this page for more information about BSOs.
If you're having trouble uploading a scanned RTF (Rich Text Format) file, try skipping the step where you input the ISBN the first time. This does mean that you'll have to put in a bit more information manually, but it hopefully will solve the uploading problem. Do... more
Yes. UK education collection volunteers must use their own scanner and OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software. The scanner may have built-in OCR software, or the person scanning may have the OCR software as part of a computer program.
Please download and save the book to a location that you can easily find using your web browser. Locate and unzip the book by:Locate the saved book Zip archive.Press enter or double click to open the file.Start the Compressed Folder Wizard.Mouse users can click the... more

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