I am experimenting with Don Johnston's Daisy to Epub software to
transfer books to Epub format for use on iOS devices - works great so
far - but not on all books from Bookshare unfortunately.

Don Johnston said it transferred only 75 out of 100 books successfully
in a test batch they ran recently due to formatting errors in the
Daisy books from Bookshare.  A work around for iOS devices is to make
a PDF which can be read in the iBooks app.

Bookshare is also creating an app that will read Daisy books on iOS
devices without transferring them to Epub- it was due out this spring
but I have not seen it yet.


On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 9:33 AM, Susan Monmaney <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi Ray,
> Bookshare is a great resource that we use for fiction and non-fiction books
> for all students with identified need, K-12. I believe you need a specific
> program to read the ebooks -- I don't believe Kindles, Nooks, or other
> eReaders will read them. We use Read & Write Gold to read the Daisy files.
> Does anyone else have experience with Bookshare?
> Sue
> Susan Monmaney
> Montpelier High School Librarian
> 5 High School Drive
> Montpelier, VT 05602
> (802) 225-8020
> On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 9:25 AM, Raymond Ballou <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>> am I the only person who did not know this?
>> R
>> "Please let me know if you need help with Bookshare. It is the
>> designated "NIMAS" site for Vermont. That means it is the only place you
>> can
>> get textbooks in alternative formats for VT students. ..."
>> [log in to unmask] State NIMAS/NIMAC Coordinator

Chris CichoskiKelly
Chittenden Central Supervisory Union
Assistive Technology Integration Specialist
802-857-7000 x1266
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