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Supporting disabled readers: RNIB Bookshare

Subjects: Library Guides

Membership

RNIB Bookshare is a free online resource which supports students with a print disability to access the study materials in a range of accessible formats that can be adapted to suit the personal reading needs of people who cannot read standard print, including those with vision impairment or dyslexia.It provides accessible textbooks and resources for students with sight loss, dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism and qualifying physical disabilities. For more information on eligibility, please check https://www.rnibbookshare.org/cms/bookshare-me/who-qualifies. Members can access the RNIB Bookshare library of 506,402 titles and are also able to ask publishers for titles to add to the collection.

The Bodleian Libraries have an institutional account with RNIB Bookshare and the Disability Librarian can add individual students to become members.  The institution is responsible for certifying the student’s eligibility, so to become a member, a student must be registered with the Disability Advisory Service. 

If you would like to become a member, please contact the Disability Librarian. Once your eligibility for membership is confirmed, you will be issued with log in credentials to access the collection.

For further information on the RNIB Bookshare, please visit https://www.rnibbookshare.org/cms/.