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Bookshare’s 400,000th Title Brings Unprecedented Access to Readers with Print Disabilities

Bookshare has added its 400,000th title to the ever-growing online accessible library collection and we are celebrating this record-breaking milestone with you and our 400,000 members around the world!Glory-Over-Everything-Kathleen-Grissom

Today, through Bookshare’s extensive collection, any person who cannot read traditional books due to blindness, low vision, dyslexia, and physical disabilities can read and enjoy a huge variety of academic, career, and recreational titles just like everyone else.

Glory Over Everything, the sequel to the New York Times bestseller The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom, is the title that helped Bookshare cross the 400,000 threshold. This accomplishment represents an unprecedented level of access for people with print disabilities.

Do you know someone with a print disability?

Reading is an integral part of life in pursuing not only an education, but also in building a career, joining book clubs, and passing recreational time embraced in a good book like mysteries, science fiction, romance, and much more. These members represent a diverse community of readers who use Bookshare throughout their lives.

Carson reads while listening with headphones to text-to-speech (TTS) narration.
Carson reads while listening with headphones to text-to-speech (TTS) narration with Bookshare Web Reader.
Curtis uses a braille device.
Curtis uses a braille device to access textbooks from Bookshare.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fran, a Canadian with a visual impairment, listens to a NY Times bestseller on her smartphone, for her book club.
Fran, a Canadian with a visual impairment, listens to a NY Times bestseller on her smartphone, for her book club.

 

Amber, a college student, who is blind, walks on her college campus to class.
Amber, a college student who is blind, has been a Bookshare member since middle school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Rob listens to books about technical applications in Daisy Audio and MP3 formats.
Rob listens to books for his career in customer and technical service in Daisy Audio and MP3.
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Tim, a retired veteran, uses Bookshare for college and to read with his child.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brennan with his mom, happy that he can read children's books just like all of his sighted classmates.
Brennan with his mom, happy that he can read children’s books just like all of his sighted classmates.

Supporting dreams and goals throughout life

Bookshare’s collection is an invaluable and robust resource that supports many diverse reading needs.

beezus and ramonaDoes your child want to read popular books being read by friends, such as Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary or There Is a Bird on Your Head by Mo Williams?

Are you a teacher looking for common core K-12 textbooks on topics like science, language arts or history for your students with learning disabilities?

Perhaps you are a teen or young adult enamored with a popular series like The Hunger Games or interested in why The Scorch Trials (sequel to The Maze Runner) is flying off the shelves?

Applying to college in the fall? Bookshare has over fifty online resources to help you prepare for the SAT and ACT including SAT Elite 2400 by Princeton Review.

health caresStarting a job or planning to switch careers? Take the healthcare field, for example; Bookshare has many titles on work topics to support your career development needs.

girl on trainAre you an adult with a visual impairment itching to read New York Times bestsellers like The Girl on the Train or stay current on politics?

These are all great examples of the advantages Bookshare can bring to readers throughout all stages of life.

Take a fresh look at Bookshare!

Yes, our 400,000th title gives us pride in saying that Bookshare has come a long way! We have also made many improvements to make signing up, finding books, and reading easier and more convenient across a wide variety of reading tools and platforms.

We hope you will discover everything that’s new with Bookshare and help spread the word to all people with print disabilities around the world.

Bookshare is FREE for all U.S. students with qualifying print disabilities and schools.

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