Bookshare now available through the CNIB Library
Canadian students with a print disability can now sign up for a free one-year subscription to Bookshare, an accessible online library!
Bookshare provides access to over 120,000 titles, including:
- Titles from academic presses such as the University of British Columbia, Ottawa University and Cambridge University
- Open Educational Resources
- Primary source material including reports from organizations like the IMF and World Bank
- New York Times bestsellers, novels, mysteries, science fiction, nonfiction, foreign-language books, and more!
Titles can be downloaded in DAISY Text, DAISY Audio, MP3, or Braille Ready Format and enjoyed on a wide variety of tools, including online readers provided free to Bookshare members (Note: DAISY Audio and MP3 books from Bookshare are in synthetic speech, not human narration).
Here's what a recent subscriber had to say about the service:
"I am very pleased that I joined Bookshare. I checked Bookshare the first day I heard about Chris Hadfield's new book, and there it was. I have now downloaded books by many favourite Canadian authors including Wayne Johnston, Wayne Grady, and Terry Fallis. I have also downloaded a number of very current technical books that I use in my work."
How to sign up
To sign up students must complete Bookshare’s membership form and submit proof of disability. If they are not a CNIB client they must first fill out the CNIB self-registration form (public library required). www.cnib.ca/selfregistration
For all the details please consult our Bookshare page: http://www.cniblibrary.ca/iguana/www.main.cls?surl=bookshare and follow the steps there to sign up.
Subscriptions through the CNIB Library are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, so encourage your students to sign up for Bookshare today!
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