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Teaching Tip

From the Teacher’s Aide Newsletter

2018 October

Students with Documented Disabilities

Some publishers provide digital versions of textbooks to students with documented disabilities to be used with screen readers and other technology that helps students learn. (For example, you may know that our textbooks are available on VitalSource.)

Well, we just found out about this amazing resource you should know about and share with your students. Bookshare® has a huge collection of titles that allow students to listen to books, follow along with karaoke-style highlighting, read in braille or large font, and customize their reading experience with ebooks in a variety of formats for students with dyslexia, learning disabilities, visual impairments, physical disabilities, and other reading barriers.

The current editions of our titles are available, as well as the Trail Guide to the Body and A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology, and probably many other titles that you use in your programs.

In order for your student to become a Bookshare® member, an expert must confirm that they have a print disability that severely inhibits or prevents them from reading traditional print materials. Anyone in the world with a qualifying print disability may join Bookshare, and it’s free for U.S. students who qualify.