There are many different options available to students within Saratoga Springs City School District for accessing books electronically. At the elementary level, many students utilize platforms such as Sora, Epic, Raz-Kids to read e-books or listen to audiobooks. At the secondary level, students may utilize Sora, Libby, or personal Audible accounts.
For students who have a print-based disability that warrants access to ‘Alternate Forms of Text’, Bookshare is the audiobook platform we use. With an expansive library of accessible textbooks and book for leisure reading, Bookshare is a great resource for qualifying students and teachers. Highlights of Bookshare include:
- Audio formatting
- Highlighted text with synchronized audio
- Larger print
- Visual formatting (letter spacing, color contrasts)
- OpenDyslexic font
- Compatible on web browsers or iOS/Android devices
To learn the basics of Bookshare, check out the videos below:
Interested in learning more about Bookshare? Check out this article which highlights the accessibility features and FAQs: Bookshare Reader | Bookshare.