What classroom considerations should Mr. Keurig take into account in order to meet the needs of his students who use alternate text formats?
Page 9: Using Bookshare After High School
Bookshare not only provides free membership to qualifying individuals in grades K–12 who have print disabilities but it also offers free membership to any qualifying postsecondary student, regardless of his or her age.
Although disability services are available at colleges and universities to help meet the needs of their students with disabilities, postsecondary schools generally expect students to advocate for their own needs. Bookshare encourages students who need disability-related services after high school to visit the college or university disability support services office prior to enrollment. This will allow the student to discuss his or her needs for digital text and related instructional materials. As with K–12 schools, colleges and universities can also become organizational members of Bookshare. Through this membership, they can access books for qualifying students with print disabilities. Bookshare highly encourages postsecondary students to get their own individual memberships in order to download books independently and not be dependent on disabilities services offices.
Many colleges and universities partner with Bookshare to increase the availability and quantity of accessible books and textbooks. Textbooks can be scanned by a partner university and added to the Bookshare library. This process also helps to cut down on effort-duplication across universities.