Bookshare.org Partners With 11 Universities & Colleges

U.S. Colleges and

Universities

Partner with Bookshare

New Program Expands Collection of Accessible Textbooks for Post-Secondary Students with Print Disabilities

The Bookshare University Partnership will foster the growth of accessible materials for all U.S. students with qualified print disabilities through contributions of books scanned on college and university campuses legally under a copyright exemption in U.S. Copyright Law (17 U.S.C. § 121, often referred to as the Chafee Amendment). Under the Chafee Amendment, Bookshare membership is available to people who provide proof of a print disability, such as blindness or low vision, a reading disability or a physical disability that makes it difficult or impossible to read standard print.

Application for individual membership to Bookshare.org

Qualifications for Bookshare.org membership

About digitaltext

Digital Text Coordinator at Landmark College in Putney, VT; a 2 year college for students who learn differently.
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2 Responses to Bookshare.org Partners With 11 Universities & Colleges

  1. Elizabeth Dolinger says:

    is Landmark a contributing member of this? Can we be?

    • digitaltext says:

      Hi, Elizabeth,
      We are not partners with Bookshare.org; we do have a membership but that means I can download books for specific students. I have encouraged the students to obtain their own personal memberships so they will have it when they leave LC. Because our books are in Kurzweil format, Bookshare could not upload the files. LC was not asked by Bookshare to join this partnership. Perhaps the selected universities and colleges are large enough to warrant the energy needed to complete this trial with enough results which can be further analyzed. I have signed us up for a beta version of AccessText Network being launched later this summer. Thank you for thinking about it.

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