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1 1 Bookshare in Depth

2 Registering for the Session  Welcome to the Bookshare Training  Please Register now!  Go to:  Click on Training (on the top right)  Select Professional Development Workshops  Complete the registration form  2

3 How Familiar Are You With Bookshare? What best describes how familiar you are with Bookshare. 1.Little familiarity with Bookshare 2.Some familiarity with Bookshare 3.Strong familiarity with Bookshare 3

4 Personal Journaling Opportunity  What are your goals for the training?  What questions do you have? 4

5 5  Understand Bookshare and its eligibility criteria and membership options  Use the Bookshare online tools to manage members and generate reports  Access and search the Bookshare library  Download digitally accessible materials and find the right tools for your students  Prepare students for transition Workshop Outcomes Bookshare is a project of Benetech - Benetech’s nonprofit motto: Technology Serving Humanity

6 Four Part Training Modules  What is Bookshare and How to get your students access  How to find the books your students need  How to find the right tools for your students  How to create action plans and support transition 6

7 Module 1: What is Bookshare and How to get your students access? 7


9 What are Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM)/Accessible Educational Materials?  AIM/AEM are specialized formats of core instructional materials that can be used by and with students with print disabilities.  IDEA 2004 requires that all students with disabilities who need AIM/AEM should be provided with the instructional materials they need, in formats they need, at the time materials are needed. Some additional students served under Chapter 15 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 may also qualify as persons with print disabilities and need AIM.  Bookshare is an example of AIM/AEM  Important: Just because a student has an IEP or 504, does not mean they are eligible for Bookshare. 9

10 10 What is Bookshare®?  Online library of accessible educational media for readers with print disabilities  10-year initiative of Benetech  More than 270,000 Student Members  More than 10,000 schools and other organizations  More than 225,000 titles  More than 1,000 new books added every month

11 Bookshare’s Mission  Bookshare's goal is to raise the floor of access so that people with print disabilities can obtain a broad spectrum of print materials at the same time as everyone else.  Bookshare provides a large quantity of books and newspapers in accessible formats and in a timely manner  Bookshare’s vision encompasses new technological developments as well as new applications of widely available technologies to stretch the power of technology for increased access to content. 11

12 12 What Bookshare Offers  Digital books for individuals with print disabilities  FREE memberships for qualified U.S. students through OSEP award  FREE assistive technology software  24/7 access to books

13 13 How Does Bookshare Help?  Access to AEM/AIM in a timely manner  Equalize educational opportunities  Help students with print disabilities keep up with classmates  Encourage them to read and study independently  Reduce costs of support for students with special needs I get it! At last!

14 14 How Can Bookshare Help Students?

15 15 Ways to Read using Bookshare  Multi-modal reading: See and hear words simultaneously  View books with large font on a PC screen, or print  Listen to them (many voice options)  Read Braille (digital or hardcopy)

16 16 Bookshare Formats  Bookshare offers text-based access for NON- copyrighted books to anyone  Bookshare formats available to individuals with qualifying print disabilities (copyrighted materials)  DAISY-3 (Digital Accessible Information System)  global digital talking book format  MP3 and Daisy Audio  digital audio  BRF (Braille Ready Format)  digital braille

17 17 Bookshare Format Options: DAISY  Digital Accessible Information System  Standard for producing and reading accessible and navigable multimedia publications  Bookshare produces DAISY digital text  With images (larger file)  Without images

18 18 Features of DAISY Applications  Navigate forward and backward by word, paragraph, page or chapter  Go to any page, chapter, section header  Support for table of contents and index  Searchable  Place bookmarks in the text  Make notes in the text  Increase and decrease the rate of speech  May display images and descriptions if available

19 Bookshare’s Specialized Formats: Audio (i.e. MP3)  Compression system for music  Common audio file format  “Flat” format  Store, organize, and play Bookshare MP3 files on MP3 players  Free media manager available called Songbird 19

20 20 Bookshare’s Specialized Formats: BRF  Braille Ready Format (.brf)  Digital text format creates refreshable braille  No images or text formatting  Electronic representation of a braille book  Available from Bookshare in contracted or uncontracted braille  Select the preferred format and cell line length in account preferences.


22 How does Bookshare have Access to Books and Why is Eligibility so Important?  Bookshare operates under an exception to U.S. copyright law which allows copyrighted digital books to be made available to people with qualifying disabilities.exception to U.S. copyright law  The law states that it is not an infringement of copyright for an authorized entity (Bookshare is an authorized entity) to reproduce or to distribute copies of materials if they are reproduced or distributed in specialized formats exclusively for use by blind or other persons with disabilities. 22

23 What is a Print Disability?  A print disability is a physically-based disability that makes it very difficult or impossible to read standard print.  These include:  blindness or low vision,  a physical disability in which an individual cannot hold a book or turn the pages of a book, or  A documented learning or reading disability 23

24 24 Eligible Students DisabilityQualified/Not Qualified Examples of Competent Authorities Visual Impairment (VI) Blindness / Low vision Qualified, if confirmed by a listed Competent Authority A family doctor or other medical professional, physical therapist, resource specialist, Special Education teacher Physical Disability (PD) Qualified, if confirmed by a listed Competent Authority that the disability significantly affects the use of printed materials Learning Disability (LD) Reading Disability Qualified, if confirmed by a listed Competent Authority, that the disability has a physical basis and significantly affects the use of print Autism Emotional disabilities ADHD Examples listed above ESL and ELL Record of disability kept at school! A family doctor, ophthalmologist, optometrist, Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Special Education teacher; Certification from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in the U.S. or similar national body in other countries A neurologist, psychiatrist, learning disability specialist, Special Education teacher, school psychologist, or clinical psychologist with a background in learning disabilities Not qualified under this diagnosis, unless accompanied by a qualifying visual, physical, learning or reading disability as certified by a Competent Authority as above

25 Think-Pair-Share  Think about a student you know who could benefit from Bookshare  Pair up with someone next to you and Share your thoughts 25

26 26 Bookshare Use by Type of Book Bookshare DownloadsWho Can DownloadStudent Qualifications Public Domain and freely distributable books Non-Members and MembersNone Books with U.S. copyrights Books with International permissions Sponsors and MembersChafee Qualified NIMAC-sourced books Educators (K-12 U.S. public schools, some private schools and agencies) Chafee + IEP Bookshare is authorized to produce digital books in accessible formats through an exemption in the U.S. copyright law called the Chafee Amendment.


28 28 Easy Membership Options OrganizationalIndividual TypeU.S. Educational (Public and Private Schools, Colleges, and Universities) Non-educational (Libraries, Resource centers, Rehab agencies, Retirement communities, Group homes, Community centers, International) U.S. Students of any age Non-students FeeFreePurchase book blocks Free$50/year with one- time $25 sign-up fee Sign-upPoint of Contact creates account Under 18 (parent creates); 18 and older (individual creates) Individual creates own account DownloadSponsors download books for Eligible Student Members Teacher downloadsStudent downloadsIndividual downloads

29 Roles in an Organizational Membership 29 Point of Contact Sponsor Member Responsibilities: organizational account oversight, communication with Bookshare, adding at least one Sponsor. Responsibilities: Add and manage Members. Download Books for Members. Responsibilities: Read Bookshare Books using multiple methods.

30 30 Organization’s Primary Contact  Responsible for overall account management  Point of contact for the organization  Agree to terms  Designate one or more Sponsors Primary Contacts: Teacher, VI teacher, Special Education teacher, Special Education Director, Itinerant teacher, AT Specialist, Resource Specialist

31 31 Sponsors (Educators)  Download books for students (members)  Agree to terms  Maintain their rosters  Encourage Individual memberships Sponsors examples: Teacher, VI teacher, Special Education teacher, Special Education Director, Itinerant teacher, AT Specialist, Resource Specialist, Librarian, Counselor, Administrative Assistant

32 32 Members (Students)  Download books  Read Bookshare books using multiple formats, multiple software programs, and multiple devices

33 33 Terms of Organizational Agreement:  Books for readers with “Qualified” print disabilities only  Print disability, legal definition  Book file sharing not allowed  Consequences of copyright violation  Sponsors – No Login Sharing!

34 34 Value-Add Option for Members Individual Membership Benefits:  Students can take school work home and study  Install free reading tools on home computer  Download own books, including fun, leisure books  Build reading skills and independence year-round  Can easily transition to postsecondary education and adulthood  Easy to sign-up or connect an existing membership.  FREE for all students who qualify at school, sign them up today!

35 Encouraging Individual Memberships Teachers Can Make the Process Easy!  Option 1: Request New Individual Membership  Student doesn’t already have membership  Add student actual name if school uses pseudonyms  Select e-mail (family’s e-mail address) or download form  Proof of disability already on file  Option 2: Add Existing Individual Membership  Student already has individual membership  Need to know associated email address 35

36 36 Seven Point Digital Rights Management  Qualified Users  Only qualified users with certification of disability on record.  Contractual Agreement  All users have to agree to terms of use that forbid violation of specific copyright laws.  Copyright Notice  All books in our library contain a copyright notice.  Encryption  All books are encrypted for a specific user.  Fingerprint  All downloaded copyrighted material is fingerprinted as to allow us to trace files that show up elsewhere back to the Member.  Security Database  All transactions, encryption codes and fingerprints are stored in a database enabling Bookshare to track any unusual activity.  Security Watch Program  Monitors all book downloads and suspends any user whose account exhibits unusual activity.



39 39 Log in to Bookshare’s Website

40 40 Can’t Find or Remember Your Password?  Welcome email contains link to set password  Forget your password? Use link.  Watch for second email with new reset link  Check SPAM folder  If emails blocked, contact us  Don’t share!  If you don’t have a log-in use Email: Password: demo480

41 41 Home Screen Important Tabs

42 42 Resources and Information

43 43 Help and FAQs

44 Signing Up for an Organizational Membership 44 Membership > Membership Options > Organizational Membership > Sign Up for an Organizational Membership

45 45 Organizational Management Tools

46 46 Member Roster

47 Practice  View your account information and make any necessary updates  Add members to your organizational account  If using the demo account use fake information  If your students information is already in there confirm that it is correct  Add students you work with to your Quicklist 47

48 Module 2: How to find the books your students need? 48

49 49 What is available in the Bookshare Library  Textbooks  More than 4,000 NIMAC textbooks with images  More than 7,000 non-NIMAC textbooks  Contributions from universities and schools  Teacher-Recommended Reading  Special Collections  New York Times Best Sellers  Newbery Winners  Caldecott Winners  Young Reader’s Choice  Spanish books  Newspapers and magazines  Available through partnership with NFB Newsline  270 national and regional newspapers and magazines Bookshare is committed to high-quality books. Please report any quality issues on the book download page.

50 50 How Bookshare Gets Digital Books Publishers Proofread Universities Bookshare Scan Chop Volunteers

51 51 The NIMAC  Central repository to store digital textbooks from publishers: the National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC) http://nimac.us  Established under IDEA 2004 at the American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. (APH) with support from the U.S. Department of Education  Only U.S. K-12 students with an IEP and a print disability are eligible for using NIMAC books in Bookshare  Only educators can download NIMAC books for these students

52 Books Available through NIMAC but not in Bookshare  When a book is available in the NIMAC but not yet in Bookshare, the process to get it through us depends on whether or not your state has named Bookshare an Authorized User of NIMAC.  If Bookshare is an Authorized User in your state, Bookshare can secure the book for you once a Book Submission Request is provided to include: ISBN, title, and author  If Bookshare is not an Authorized User in your state, you will need to go to your state’s NIMAC Coordinator to assign the book to Bookshare.  Send request or, physical copy to Bookshare (can take up to 3 months) 52

53 53 Bookshare as a State Authorized User Search Bookshare’s Web site for textbook If book is not found in Bookshare, search the NIMAC If book is in the NIMAC, use Contact Us to request the book. Provide ISBN number, title and author Bookshare gets book ready for student and sends email Sponsor downloads book for qualified student Average turn-around: 7-10 business days Get Book Search Request Sponsor Bookshare Sponsor

54 NIMAC Resources http://nimac.us = find NIMAC books & information kyODz8iyPg kyODz8iyPg = locate your state-coordinator = find sample publisher contract language

55 55 Search or Browse Standard Search by ‘Title or Author’ Browse by…. Author Category Language New Books Most Popular Downloads NIMAC Books Special Collections Newspapers / Magazines Internationally Available Grade Publisher

56 Practice 56  Explore our collections  What did you find?  Did you notice you can do related searches or report a book quality issue?

57 Reading Lists (formerly known as Bookshelves)  Sponsors and Individual Members: Compile book titles in one location, stay organized!  Educators can create reading lists and easily share with students so they can download books on their own – including NIMAC books! o Only students with both Organizational and Individual Memberships can access and download/read from shared Reading Lists o NIMAC textbooks are available to K-12 students who qualify for Bookshare and have IEPs 57 Go to for training videos on Reading Lists and the Bookshare Web Reader!

58 New Feature: Reading Lists  Similar to physical bookshelves  Primarily used to organize and classify the titles that you have already downloaded and/or the ones that you want to download in the future  Track books you might want to download at a later date  Create a "syllabus" to assign to one or more of your members allowing students with individual accounts to access from home  Students with Individual Members can download books from shared Reading Lists, including NIMAC textbooks (if they have an IEP)! 58

59 Adding a Book to Your Reading List 59 Add to a Reading List

60 Creating a Reading List 60

61 Select the Appropriate Reading List 61

62 Looking at your Reading List 62 Click on My Reading List View your Reading List or create a new one See what books are on your Reading List

63 Sharing a Reading List with a Student 63 Student must have Individual membership account Make sure you have selected “Reading List is visible to all Reading List members” When you go to the Reading List select the Members

64 Sharing a Reading List with a Student 64 Click on Add Members Select the student you want to share with Check whether they have an organizational and individual membership account

65 Requesting a Book  Use Contact Us and select Requesting a Book. You must be logged in to submit a request.  School book  Wish list  Other sources if you can’t find your book include:    (for post-secondary) 65

66 Practice 66  Set up a Reading List for your students

67 Module 3: How to find the right tools for your students? 67

68 Reading Technology Partners  Kurzweil -  TextHelp Read&Write Gold -  HumanWare –  HIMS BookSense -  APH Book Port DT -  Freedom Scientific -  Dolphin –  Dynavox -  Voice Dream -  AccessText Network -

69 Bookshare Reading Options Download free software and books to a computer; read Computer Download books (in DAISY Text, DAISY with Images, DAISY Audio, or BRF formats) to computer, transfer to AT devices; or download directly to devices. AT Devices Read2Go: Download, read on iOS devices Go Read: Download, read on Android devices Download MP3 format for MP3 players Mobile Bookshare Web Reader: Read in an Internet browser! Web 69


71 71 Downloading Books – It’s Easy!  Download software  Victor Reader Soft  Read:OutLoud, Windows and Macintosh  Browse extensive library  Use search features  Find book, select (organizational) Member  Download Book  Extract files and save to appropriate folder  Student can open and read book with assistive reading tool

72 72 Compatible AT Software  Any AT software supporting text-based files  HumanWare Victor Reader Soft Don Johnston READ:OutLoud Windows and Macintosh  choose to install the free Acapela synthetic voices  Kurzweil 3000, 1000  TextHelp Read & Write Gold  Freedom Scientific WYNN  Freedom Scientific OpenBook  Gh Player  Dolphin EasyReader  DAISY Consortium AMIS  Nextup TextAloud  Innovative Rehabilitation Technology eClipseReader  DAISY software players - Free versions available for Members! Free for members high-quality Acapela voices

73 Free Bookshare Download Software  Victor Reader Soft  Only compatible for PC  Future versions of the software are no longer being developed  Designed for people who are blind or have low vision  Read:OutLoud  Compatible with PC and Mac  Designed for people with learning disability  Acapela Voices  Better quality voices  Available for Mac and PC  On a Mac you may need to download Unarchiver or Stuffit Expander if you do not have extraction software (both are free) 73

74 74 Downloading Software (Remember: You Must be Logged In) Getting Started -> Reading Tools -> Free Readers for Bookshare Members

75 Downloading a Book 75 Click Download

76 Select a Member and Format Type 76

77 Downloading Book 77

78 Save to Flash Drive/Network Folder/ or Other Location 78

79 Extract File  In order to open a book in the software program you must extract it (should not say zip or compressed file anymore)  For a PC:  Right click when book is highlighted and click on extract all, or  Click into file folder and press extract all on the top bar  May look different based on your extraction software  You can close the folder once you have extracted (don’t worry about all the components of the folder) 79

80 Extracting Files 80

81 Folder Should Look Like 81 Zipped file Unzipped file that we can use with software programs

82 82 Bookshare Student A English Math Social Studies Science Grade Level Student B English Math Social Studies Science Example - Folder Set-up How you set up your folders is up to you, but it is essential that you keep the entire zipped book folder together in order for the book to work

83 DEMO Account for ROL  If using the Demo account download the following books ( / demo480)  Bookshare Demo: The Rocket Boys of NIH by Don Luckett  Bookshare Demo: Introduction to Economic Analysis by R. Preston Mcafee  Any out of Copyright book (see handout for examples) 83

84 Practice Searching for and Downloading Books Using the Bookshare Website  Set up a folder system  Search for books  Set student preferences  Download books 84

85 85 Using Read:OutLoud  Speak and highlight  Change the voices  Bookmark text  Click on words to find definition  Take notes, annotate, create an outline and bibliography, and more  Browse the web

86 Read:OutLoud Bookshare Edition Read: OutLoud Bookshare edition will automatically open to the Bookshare home screen. From here you can sign into your bookshare account and download a daisy book very quickly. Any book you download through this method will be useful only in the ROL software (not in VRS).

87 Opening a Book From Your Computer in ROL Go to the e+ in the upper right-hand corner. Go to the location where you saved your book on your computer. Click on the file folder of the book you want to open. You should see just one option to click on (if there are images you might also see a folder with those) Double click on the file (.opf)

88 Opened Book in ROL 88

89 Navigating ROL To Increase the size of the toolbar go to view and small/large toolbar Import e-text (books you have downloaded) Jump to start of book Play Change layout of pane (all book, half book/half notes, all notes, ect.) Highlight text- you can use yellow and red highlighters to create an outline Add a note Dictionary Bibliographer tool Increase/ decrease size of text

90 Read, Highlight, Take Notes 90 Highlight text, create an outline, take notes, create a bookmark Increase the font size for students who are visually impaired

91 Practice Using the Software to Read Books  Use Read:OutLoud to open books  Search for a book through Read:OutLoud  Read and follow along  Bookmark and take notes  Save and reopen file 91

92 Downloading MP3s For ITunes 1.Download MP3 audio file and extract compressed folder 2.Plug in the device (e.g., iPhone, iPod, iPad). 3.Open iTunes on your computer. 4.Create a folder in iTunes under Playlists (e.g., Bookshare MP3s). 5.Drag folder from your computer to itunes 92 Step by Step instructions available on the “Mobile Reading Instructions” and “Synching Bookshare Books to Varied Devices” Handouts

93 Bookshare with a Braille Device 93

94 Bookshare XML file Format  When using Bookshare files with a screen reader you may want to open the XML file format.  When you download a DAISY file type, you will also see that there is an XML file in the folder (XML Document)  Double click on the XML Document file type and it will open in an internet browser  Your browser will use a CSS style sheet to make the text look nice. Similar to the old HTML extension files.  If your application or device doesn’t work with XML files, rename the XML file to an HTML extension instead of the XML extension 94 Note: If you don’t see your file extensions listed go to Organize->Folder and Search Options->View and uncheck Hide extensions of known file types and press Apply


96 96 Compatible AT Hardware  Any AT hardware supporting DAISY text and MP3 files  HumanWare VictorReader Stream and ClassMate Reader  Plextalk Pocket  BookCourier and BookPort  Braille displays like the HumanWare BrailleNote, Freedom Scientific PAC Mate, and GW Micro Braille Sense  LevelStar ICON™  Intel Reader  DAISY player or MP3 player for Symbian and Windows phones


98 Bookshare On the Go!  Read2Go runs on iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad devices running iOS 4.0 or later.  Purchase as App at Apple store ($20 and discounts for bulk education purchases)  Go Read free reader for the Android OS optimized for Visually Impaired users called Go Read. This app is available for download directly from Google play. 98  App for Kindle Fire and Nook Color You can purchase Darwin Reader directly from the Android Market Place and the Amazon Market Place..

99 Search and Download  Connects directly to 99

100 Open Books from Bookshelf, Read 100

101 Visual Settings for Different Disabilities  Severe learning disability such as dyslexia  Word-by-word highlighting on  Audio on  Good reader with a physical disability  Highlight colors match background 101

102 Visual Settings for Different Disabilities  Readers with low vision  Set font size up to 70 pts  Set background and text colors for optimal reading  Optional audio, on or off 102

103 Audio Settings for Different Disabilities  Blind readers  Voice Over navigation and gestures  Audio on  Choice of voice and rate 103

104 DAISY* Navigation within Books  Up to 6 levels of navigation, depending on structure built into book  Bookmarks  Page level navigation *Digital Accessible Information SYstem 104

105 Synching DAISY Books to iPad to get Books with Images  Ensure Read2Go is updated to version  Ensure images are turned on  Go to in Safari  Search and download book  Use “Open In” function and select Read2Go 105

106 Go Read  Android Application  Free for use  Download books from Bookshare Website  Zoom in/out, change text color  Navigate through table of contents, by page number  Multi-modal  Does not highlight by word, but by sentence 106

107 Darwin Reader  Compatible with Android devices and potential to be compatible with Kindle Fire  Can purchase directly from the Android Market Place and the Amazon Market Place.  Cost $14.95  Allows you to connect to Bookshare library to download books  Option to use Eye Free Mode (just sound) or Graphical Mode (includes text) 107

108 Sign in and Select Book for Student 108 Sign in with Bookshare account information Select a student from your member list Search for a book

109 Choose Book and Reading Mode 109 Download the book and it will appear in the Darwin Reader Library Select the Reading Mode you want to use In Graphic Mode you will be able to read along with the highlighted text

110 Kindle/Nook/E-Readers  To comply with copyright law, Bookshare books must be provided in a specialized format (DAISY, BRF, MP3)  If you use a device, such as a Kindle or Nook, that requires books to be in ASCII text format, you can convert either the Grade 2 Contracted Braille files (BRF format) or the DAISY files into plain text. See handout “Mobile Reading Instructions” to See 2 Options for converting Books  You can change the format for your own use, but Bookshare’s fingerprinting and watermarking technology remain in place even if a file is converted to plain text. STILL NO SHARING 110

111 WEB READER 111

112 Bookshare Web Reader  Individual Members can read books in their Internet browser! o No downloading necessary o No need to use specialized reading tools  Just find a book and select “Read Now”  Takes advantage of Google Chrome’s accessibility features – text to speech and word highlighting o TTS is in whatever voice is installed on computer o Can also use Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari (need screen reader, no word highlighting) 112

113 New: Reading Book Directly in Bookshare  Only for Individual Bookshare Memberships  Read Bookshare book directly on the web without downloading books or using other software 113 Search for book then click Read Now once you found the book you are interested in.

114 Opening the Book Directly in Bookshare 114 It may take a couple minutes but the book will automatically open in your browser

115 Navigating in the Book 115 Change settings including the font size, the text and background color, the display format, and the margins Table of Contents Move page/section forward or backward Change text/background color Additional information

116 Browser information for New Reading Tool  Fully supported browsers with built in text-to-speech (TTS) and word-level highlighting:  Google Chrome version 23 (Google extension installation required)  Supported browsers for displaying books and reading with screen readers:  Mozilla Firefox version 17  Safari version 5.3  Internet Explorer version 9  Note that mobile browsers such as Safari for the Apple iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch are not currently compatible. 116

117 DEMO Account for Web Reader User Name: Password: memberdemo 117

118 Practice Downloading Books  Using Read:OutLoud  Using Mobile Applications (Ipad will be passed around)  Using Web Application 118

119 QUESTIONS? 119

120 120 Go to Click on Training under Quick Links Click on Professional Development Workshops Scroll to bottom of screen. Click on Trainer Resources - Bookshare Professional Development Workshop Survey Click on PDW survey link

121 Module 4: Transitions and Action Planning 121

122 Bookshare Spans a Lifetime StudentsTransitions Adulthood

123 Student transitioning to new school or district  Put Bookshare in their backpack & keep student status current  Make sure new school has student on their Bookshare roster  Determine the best tools for your student for smooth transition  Inform parents on how to use Bookshare  Request books now! 123

124 College Bound? “If I am continuing on with postsecondary education, how do I maintain my Bookshare membership?”  Use the summer months to prepare for your new school.  You will want to have an Individual Membership: You can sign yourself up (students under 18 need a parent or guardian’s permission) or your school can help you get an Individual membership. Your new college or vocational school might have an organizational membership; you can also be added to that.  Keep student status current with school information

125 Bookshare University Partners  Alliant International University  Arizona State University  Boston University  College of New Jersey  College of San Mateo  De Anza College  George Mason University  Georgetown University Law Center  Hadley School for the Blind  Idaho State University  Indiana University  Landmark College  Loras College  Michigan State University  Miami University  Monterey Peninsula College  Mohawk Community College  Ohio State University  San Diego Mesa College  Santa Clara University  Santa Monica College  Santa Rosa Junior College  Southern Illinois University, Carbondale  Stanford University  Texas A&M University – College Station  Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi  University of Arizona  University of Arkansas  University of California, Berkeley  University of Colorado  University of Idaho  University of Montana  University of Texas, Austin  Utah State University  Whittier College 125

126 Taking a Break? If a student is not continuing on for post-secondary education, they can still maintain Bookshare membership.  Student has 6 weeks to access Bookshare.  Student should notify Bookshare membership  Contact us at: (select “Membership and Registration”)  $75 Qualified non-Student - first year Breakdown: $25 one time set up fee for qualified non student +$50 yearly membership ( students need not pay the $25 )  Once a student again, membership is FREE!

127 Reading Success in College  Explore our Student Resources collection:  on/38/Student%20Resources on/38/Student%20Resources  Not all DSS offices are the same. Learn more from the AHEAD site:   Understand what services are available and look for other programs like TRIO 127

128 Reading Success in College  Try different AT – find what works  Advocate and take full advantage of services available  Communicate your needs from the start, get to know your professors  Be sure to have your Bookshare membership and make book requests in advance 128

129 129 Action Plan and Next Steps  Think about how you might implement Bookshare in your classroom or with students  Use the Action Plan Template to frame your conversations  Be prepared to share out with the group

130 130 Bookshare Follow-up Support Support Center & FAQs Training videos Upcoming and prerecorded webinars Online learning guides Online learning modules Quick guides

131 131 Contact Bookshare! Tech Support: Membership: K-12 Education Manager Kristina Christine Lisa High School Transition & University Programs Cherie Training: Stay Conntected!


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