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Bookshare’s Go Read App for Android Makes Accessible Reading Easier Than Ever

BookshareGoRead app for Android logo. The words "GoRead" are on a tablet screen with a tiny green robot on the side., the online accessible library that is free for all U.S. students with a qualifying print disability such as blindness, low vision, a physical disability or a learning disability, just added some super new updates (version 5.3.9.) to its Go Read app that members and teachers will love.

Get Started with Go Read

Go Read is Bookshare’s free, open source ebook reader app for members who use Android smartphones and tablets.

The app has built-in text-to-speech voices and is optimized for visually-impaired readers. You can use Go Read to connect directly to online libraries, like Bookshare, to download and listen to ebooks in seconds.

What’s especially cool in this newest update (5.3.9) is that Go Read now has a play bar menu at the bottom with an option to access a Spanish user interface. Another feature is that users can easily enlarge font sizes with a quick pinch of their fingers on screen.

Using Go Read, Bookshare members can also access their assigned Reading Lists that automatically synchronize with the app. This feature is especially great for Organizational Members and makes anytime, anywhere reading and learning on-the-go super easy!

Teachers may want to read about the new Assign and Read feature in this Bookshare blog.

To learn more about Go Read visit the Bookshare Help Center and this video tutorial on You-Tube. You might want to also review the Bookshare member-preferred compatible reading tools.

Anytime Reading and Learning on the Go is Easy with Accessible Ebooks

Bookshare has over 489,000 titles including textbooks, Common Core materials, educational titles, bestsellers, children’s books, and more.  To become a Bookshare member, students must have a qualifying disability that prevents them from reading printed text.

Learn more about Bookshare and sign up today!

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