Sunday, February 24, 2013

Read Bookshare Books Online with the New Web Reader!

For individual members, Bookshare's new Web Reader let's students read books quickly and easily within an Internet browser. Optimized for Google Chrome, the web reader has text to speech with word highlighting, font sizes up to 70 pt, and is available anywhere there's Internet. With Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari, there's a screen reader but no word highlighting feature. Simply open Google Chrome, log on to Bookshare, find the book and select "read now". Follow prompts to install the Chrome extension and the book will open! Other text to speech Chrome extensions should be disabled. For more information on Bookshare, see the Bookshare Information section on this Blog to download a step-by-step February 2013 PowerPoint Presentation.

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