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How do I register for an account?

  1. Decide if you meet the following criteria for an account:
    • You are an educator in Scotland supporting learners with a print disability.
    • You are part of an an educational establishment, or a body that is not conducted for profit.
  2. Have your email ready so we can verify your identity. We generally need an organisational email address - such as a work email.
  3. Go to the registration page and fill in your details.

Dyslexia Scotland tutor: You may have already been approached by Dyslexia Scotland about Books of All. Simply add your email and specify you are a 'tutor', 'Dyslexia Scotland' is your organisation and use your home postcode.

What happens once I register?

If you don't receive this email, please contact us or try resetting your password yourself.

How do I give a book to a learner?

  1. Find the book you need and then enter an anonymised name for the learner such as 'RS-P7'. This is so you can track downloads and shared links you have made.
  2. Then decide how you wish to give the book to the learner:
    • 'Download it now' button - download it to your device and transfer it to the learner by email or online storage (i.e. Glow or OneDrive).
    • 'Create a link to share' button - since some files are too large to email, create a shareable link that you can email to the learner so they can download it on their device.

If you use online storage, make sure that the file or folder can only be accessed by the learner with the print disability - no other learners should be able to access the book.

How does the shareable link work?

When you click on the 'create a link to share' button, you will see a page showing a shared link. You will also receive an email with a copy of this shared link.

You now have 2 options:

  1. Copy the shared link from the page and email this to the learner with your own instructions.
  2. Forward the standard email you receive from Books for All to the learner.

When the learner clicks on this shared link, it will take them to the book, and they can simply click on the 'Download now' button. This link will last for 7 days before it expires.

This link is for the learner specified; no other learners should be able to access the book.

How do I see the books I have downloaded or shared?

When you log in, you'll be presented with 'Your Account' page. Or simply click on the 'Your Account' menu button on the toolbar.

On this page you'll be able to see important messages from the Books for All admin team as well as 2 clickable icons:

Your details can only be changed by emailing info@callscotland.org.uk due to the copyright on the books.

 

What formats are books available in?

How do I read the books?

You need an app or software on your device to read the type of file you have downloaded.

Windows

PDF

PowerPoint

Grid 3

Daisy

MP3

 

MacOS

PDF

PowerPoint

Keynote

MP3

 

iPad

Downloading

PDFs

PowerPoint

Keynote

Grid for iPad

MP3

 

Android

PDF

PowerPoint

MP3

 

Chromebook

PDF

Powerpoint

MP3

I can't find a book, what next?

For Digital books try:

Commercial Kindle and eBooks can be more accessible for some people than the PDFs you often from the Books for All Database and RNIB Bookshare - for example, you can increase the font size and the text re-flows to fit the screen so you don't need to scroll or swipe around.

Commercial digital books:

For Audio Books, try:

Commercial audio books:

What are my duties under copyright law?

The Accessible Copies on the Books for All Scotland are provided under one of two sets of terms and conditions:

You can read more about this on the 'Copyright and regulations' page.