Product Updates—Book Formats for Everyone!
Bookshare is continuing to expand the ways you can read Bookshare books by providing new book formats. In addition to the original formats (DAISY Text and Braille Ready Format (BRF)), they introduced two new audio-only options-DAISY Audio and MP3. Soon, they will begin trying out a new format, accessible EPUB 3, as a beta on a limited number of titles. This format represents the next generation of current DAISY Text format.
What does this mean for you? More options for reading and enjoying digital books!
Improved Download Process
After you find the book you want to read, you will need to download it. Bookshare has made the download process easier to select the format you (or your students) want from a dropdown list. For educators, you can download the same title for multiple students even if you need different formats. Everyone can view or re-download books by going to your “My History” page.
Update Your Read2Go for iOS 6
The latest version (18.104.22.168) is now available and will ensure that your app works properly with Apple’s new version of iOS 6. Make sure to update your version of Read2Go by going to the Apple Store on your device and tap “Updates,” then update Read2Go!
Earlier this summer, Read2Go celebrated its first birthday. In a year’s time, over 16,000 apps were downloaded by members in over 33 countries. Happy birthday Read2Go!
Don’t forget about all the great online training resources Bookshare has to offer educators. There are live webinars, pre-recorded webinars, and online training videos. Visit https://www.bookshare.org/_/help/training/upcomingWebinars to see what they have available.