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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
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
Leaving school? If you have sight loss you can get reading resources through RNIB Library and Talking Books.Off to college or university? RNIB Bookshare supports learners with a print disability throught their education. The Disabled Student Services office or Library... more
Leaving school? RNIB Bookshare is for print disabled learners in education. If you have sight loss, why not contact RNIB Library for your reading resources?.Off to college or univesiry? The Disabled Student services office or library services on your campus can help... more
To remove a book from your Reading List:Log in to your UK education collection account.Select the My UK education collection link in the top right corner of the page. Select the My Reading Lists link on the left side of the page. Select the name of the Reading List. ... more
Hundreds of authors contribute their books to make their work available to people with print disabilities. They work directly with UK education collection by donating their digital files. UK education collection accepts files in EPUB 2, EPUB 3, Word, and RTF. We cannot... more
When I request a book to be added, when will it be ready?We appreciate that it can be difficult, but where you are able to, we recommend you request titles as far in advance of the time they are needed in the classroom. Turn around times from publishers can be as... more
Please do search the site for the book you need first, by simply entering the ISBN into the search box (no spaces or hyphens), if we have the title it will appear in the search results. If we don’t have it please read our book request guidance page for full details on... more
Firstly, we will verify that the book isn't already in the collection. Then we will contact the publisher to ask if they are able to supply an electronic file.Publisher are sometimes unable to provide digital files for their titles due to the age of the book or where... more

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