Educators use Bookshare to make reading easier for students with specific learning disabilities in the area of reading, like dyslexia, blindness, low vision, retinitis pigmentosa, and cerebral palsy.
Readers can experience Bookshare ebooks in many different ways:
- Listen to books with high quality audio
- See text and follow along with word-level highlighting
- Adjust reading speed, font, and color
- Enlarge font size
- Read in braille
- Add bookmarks and notes
- Take advantage of partner apps and study tools
Bookshare is free for U.S. K-12 public and private schools. colleges and universities, trade schools, Perkins School for the Blind, and Hadley School for the Blind. Qualified U.S. students can also sign up for free personal memberships.
This is a good time of year to either help students get an account, or update a student’s account. Check it out at www.Bookshare.org.