[blindkid] Important Info for Bookshare Users with Braille Notes!

Lucy Sirianni lucysirianni at earthlink.net
Fri Oct 24 21:24:14 UTC 2014

Thank you for the information, Allison.  This is extremely 
upsetting news for those of us who are BrailleNote users and who 
rely on Bookshare for professional as well as personal reading 
material, and I'm saddened and surprised to hear that Bookshare 
would proceed with an update that will render the website 
unusable to such a significant portion of those who have 
heretofore benefited from its services.  Does anyone know to whom 
I might write with concerns?

Thank you!


 ----- Original Message -----
From: Allison Hilliker via blindkid <blindkid at nfbnet.org
To: "Blind Kid Mailing List,	(for parents of blind 
children)(blindkid at nfbnet.org)" 
<blindkid at nfbnet.org
Date sent: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:56:20 +0000
Subject: [blindkid] Important Info for Bookshare Users with 
Braille Notes!

Hello Everyone,

The updated Bookshare website is set to launch next week.  While 
there are many improvements that will help our members, we are 
aware of potential bugs with select partner technologies.

The BrailleNote will not be able to download books directly from 
Bookshare.  We recommend that you download books from Bookshare 
prior to our planned website downtime on Monday, October 27 at 
5PM Pacific Time.  Afterwards, you can continue to read Bookshare 
books by downloading from a separate device like a computer and 
transfer them to your BrailleNote.

HumanWare has been notified about this issue, and we are working 
with them to find a solution to use our updated website.  Thank 
you for your patience.

Allison Hilliker
Bookshare Operations Associate

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