Recorded: December 1, 2016 – Do you work with students who experience barriers to reading printed text, such as visual impairments and dyslexia?
In this free webinar, learn about Bookshare, an online library of accessible ebooks for people with print disabilities. Members access nearly 500,000 titles, including textbooks, assigned reading, and bestsellers, and read in ways that work for them. They can hear text read aloud, hear and see words as they are highlighted, or read in braille or large font. They can read on computers, Chromebooks, smartphones, tablets, and assistive technology devices. See recent improvements that make Bookshare easier to use than ever, from signup to effortless reading. Bookshare is free for all qualified U.S. students thanks to awards from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education.
Christine Jones, Senior Education Program Manager – Bookshare/Benetech
- Handout of presentation materials – PDF
- Link to Bookshare.org
- Born Accessible website from Benetech – Information on how to encourage publishers to produce accessible textbooks for student with print disabilities.
- Bookshare Help Center.
- Bookshare Video Tutorials.
- Bookshare Brochures and How-To Guides.
These are links to the Bookshare YouTube channel videos that are referenced in the webinar:
- As They See It: Technology for Students with Learning Disabilities (with Audio Description).
- Bookshare Helps A&M Student Dream Big.
- For UTSA Student, Books and Bookshare Are Keys to Future.
- Bookshare ayuda a los estudiantes con dislexia a hacerse aficionados a la lectura (in Spanish).
- Una odisea con dislexia: la perspectiva de un padre (in Spanish).