Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Bookshare

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Bookshare is an online library of digital books for people with print disabilities. Bookshare Members download books, textbooks and newspapers in a compressed, encrypted file. They then read the material using adaptive technology, typically software that reads the book aloud (text-to-speech) and/or displays the text of the book on a computer screen, or braille access devices, such as refreshable braille displays.

Through an award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), Bookshare offers free memberships to schools in the United States and qualifying American students.

Posted on August 2, 2012
Updated on: December 20, 2018