Downloading from Bookshare

How to download books from Bookshare.org

for Students and Parents

 

On an iPad

Download Read2Go ($19.99), Voice Dream Reader, or Documents (free)

            (Read2Go and Voice Dream Reader are designed to work with Daisy format books and has full range of options)

On the internet, log into Bookshare.org with your email and password.

Look for the link “My Reading List”

Once you open this, your child will have a list of books and textbooks for their grade.

For each textbook, click “download”. You may have to go through a few screens, continuing to hit “download”

Eventually you will see the book listed with the word “Available” in blue.

Click “Available”

If you are on an iPad, it will ask what you want to open it with.

Choose your app. If you just have Documents, use that instead.

It should open the book and add it to your "Library" on the app.

 

To listen/read on the computer

Download one of the programs from the Bookshare.org website such as Capti Narrator

For Capti Narrator, be sure to have it add a bookmark to your toolbar. 
At any point while on the web, you can click the "Add to Capti" bookmark and your web page will be loaded.
To access Bookshare books, go to the Bookshare site and login with your student password. 
Go to your "My Reading List" to find your books. 
Click "Read Now" and Bookshare will open your book on the internet using Capti.


To download via computer to USB onto notetaker

Go to the Bookshare.org website

Log in with your email and password

Go to "My Bookshelf" for literature and textbooks.

For each textbook, click “download”. You may have to go through a few screens, continuing to hit “download”

Eventually you will see the book listed with the word “Available” in blue.

Click “Available”

It will open in a Documents window that shows the zipped file.

Click the file once and choose "Extract All Files", before you click ok, choose your USB drive as the Selected Location to download to. Click OK and then Extract.

Close all programs using your USB.

Plug USB into a drive in the notetaker.

Go to File Manager, then Copy a Document

It asks "Drive?"

Hit space until it has "hard disk" (your thumbdrive's memory), hit Enter

It asks "Drive to save to?" Hit space until you hear "flash drive" (your notetaker's memory)

Then it will ask you for the Folder, hit space until you hear the one you want, then hit Enter

The document will save and you're done!