August 25, 2011

Bookshare's Read2Go iPhone Application Now Available

Image: iPad with the Read2Go App
Logo displayed on the screen.

Attention Bookshare members.  Bookshare's long awaited Read2Go iPhone and iPad Application is now available. The following is an excerpt from the Read2Go announcement from the Bookshare Blog:

"Announcing the new Read2Go App, the DAISY reader for Bookshare on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.  Read2Go is an accessible e-book reader that was developed by Benetech (the parent nonprofit for Bookshare),  in partnership with Shinano Kenshi Co. Ltd (best known for its PLEXTALK® brand of digital talking book players)...

This very easy-to-use app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch connects directly to Bookshare for immediate on-the-go reading.  From within the app, individual users and schools supporting students can search, download, and read Bookshare books and periodicals and manage their books in a bookshelf. In addition, Read2Go reads DAISY 2.02 and 3.0 materials from some other sources...

Additional features, such as study tools, images, and multiple languages, will become be available in the coming months."

The Read2Go application is available from the iTunes Apple Store for 19.99.  You must be a Bookshare member to access this service.  If you have a condition such as vision loss/impairment you may qualify for Bookshare membership.

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