Last spring, we suggested that you might want to “spring into action for fall satisfaction” and send us book requests, NIMAC conversion requests, and even physical books to convert. And you did spring into action! Hundreds of requests and books arrived. Besides textbooks, an educator in
New Hampshire sent a collection of books about the state for student research and reports.
We got a batch of leveled readers, which are always in demand.
Over the summer, we processed hundreds of books. Volunteers, partners, and the Bookshare staff worked very hard to chop, scan, and proofread the books you sent, to download them from the NIMAC, and to purchase them when necessary. This fall, many hundreds of students with print disabilities have timely access to their textbooks and a school satisfaction they have never had before.
We haven’t finished processing the requests – you can see the pile of books waiting next to the chopper and on the bookshelf – but fall
isn’t over yet! If you have students who need digital accessible books from Bookshare, you can request them now and still experience the satisfaction of giving your students a digital accessible book.
Send requests for NIMAC conversions; send requests for textbooks or the books themselves. Send leveled readers as they are hard to find, and send state collections for students learning about their home states. Help students with print disabilities achieve school satisfaction.
1. First, please search Bookshare by ISBN, and then search using other criteria, as Bookshare may have a suitable textbook that has the same name but a different ISBN. If you find it, but can’t download it, please contact our membership team.
2. For NIMAC textbooks (many K-12 textbooks, but not all published after July 19, 2006), please look in Bookshare and the NIMAC* to see if the book is in either location. Then refer to the training tools on the training page including pre-recorded webinars about getting textbooks and a reference document called: Quick Guide to Requesting a NIMAC Textbook through Bookshare. To find out about the meaning and status of the “Authorized User” of the NIMAC designation for your state, jump to questions 7,8, and 9 on this page with NIMAC questions and answers.
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