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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
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
The Association of Higher Education and Disabilities (AHEAD) is one source of information about the transition process. They state that “the successful transition of students with disabilities to, through and beyond college is a team effort. AHEAD offers the following... more
It is the responsibility of the individual to disclose his or her disability to an employer and to request on-the-job accommodations. Having materials such as technical software manuals in accessible formats are appropriate workplace supports; UK education... more
Yes, an RNIB Bookshare UK education collection membership is for life! It’s free for all students – even those in adult education programs. Just ask your educational organisation to sign up if they have not already and they can add you as a member.
Leaving school? RNIB Bookshare is for prit 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 on your campus can help you get the books you... 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