When I use bookshare, it’s like a door opener
I say its like you doing something that you’ve never done before. Its like you doing something
you like but you’ve never done it before Its an app that you can download really any
book. Fiction, comedy. Sci-fi.
Something with mystery. I like reading the Bourne Identity series
I just started reading that. I’m reading now this book called No Choir
Boy. It’s for one of my classes. It’s about teenagers on death row.
The Hunger Games. The Harry Potter series.
The Giver. It was a really good book, too. I can download books on my phone, I can get
books like that, they’re downloading in like, three seconds.
You can do different stuff with it…. like make the font bigger.
You can make make it so it’s as big as you want it and you can see it the way you want
to see it. It shows where it’s reading so you can stay
along with it and you’re not just listening to it.
You can change the voice, how the voice sounds and you can also change the speed that it
reads. So used it a lot I like to skim over, like,
read it with highlighted sections because it helps me read later on if I don’t have
access to technology. I don’t know, it just gets me in the book.
You can put your text books on it. Instead of having to carry like five extra
pounds. We travel a lot, we mostly go to the football
games, the volleyball games, and some of them are a really long drive, and if it gets dark
you can’t read so I’ll just, like you can read them in the car.
(With) other apps, you have to have a certain device. Like sometimes it will be on a computer
and I don’t want to have to lug my computer around just so I can read, I want something
that’s portable, which I use Bookshare for, which I use Bookshare for.
I wouldn’t have been able to make it this far without bookshare, I would be held back
in probably the third grade, or fourth. It was more of people telling me, “You’re
not gonna make it”, after they figured out that I was dyslexic.
So if you’re struggling with reading, you might want to go ask your parents if you can
get checked for a learning disability. Check it out now before it, you get pummeled
with reading. Just because you think, Oh man I don’t wanna
get checked, ‘cause if I do have it I’m gonna be awkward and weird, it’s not like
that, there are tons of kids at your school that have it and you just don’t know about
it. When you actually, finally break through the
barriers, and people tell you, you’re not going to succeed, despite all that you make
it through and you succeed. Bookshare is the world’s largest online
library of accessible ebooks for people with print disabilities. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Bookshare is free for all qualified U.S. students and schools. (Qualifying print disabilities include: visual impairment, physical disabilities, and severe learning disabilities.) For more information, visit Bookshare.org