1. Introduction to volunteering

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        Bookshare {color:teal}*members*{color} {color:teal}{*}members{*}{color} are individuals with a qualifying print disability (such as blindness) who read
        books with a computer using Assistive Technology (AT).  Members (AT).  Only members receive unlimited access to
        accessible books, textbooks, newspapers and magazines in the collection.

        Some members also become volunteers.  Among the activities that volunteering members contribute
        are the scanning and proofreading of books, using AT devices and software (such as screenreaders).
        Members are a particularly active and engaged core of the volunteer community!
        Some members also become volunteers.  It is important to note that many volunteers are not members and therefore do not have access to books in our collection.

        Most volunteers are not members and therefore cannot download books from our online library for the
        purposes of reading.

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        *To read about Bookshare Membership,* click the link below to visit the 


        *\-*  To find find information on a particular page, *use the search function of your web browser.*
           Using the keystroke combination  {color:blue}*Ctrl  +  f*{color}  {color:blue}{*}Ctrl  \+  f{*}{color}  brings up this search function in most web browsers.

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        Chapter  [*3.  Scan a book*|3. Scan a book]  contains detailed instructions on what to do if you choose to volunteer
                      as a  {color:blue}{*}Submitter:*{color}  a person who scans books and submits those scans to Bookshare.

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        Chapter  [*4.  Proofread a book*|4. Proofread a book]  contains detailed instructions on what to do if you choose to
                      volunteer as a  {color:blue}{*}Proofreader:*{color}  a person who proofreads the scans of books that have been
                      done by Submitters.

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        Chapter  [*5.  The metadata*|5. The metadata]  is used by {color:blue}{*}both Submitters and Proofreaders,*{color} and describes how to
                      fill out the metadata fields.  These fields are encountered when a Submitter uploads a
                      raw scan of a book, and also when a Proofreader uploads their finished proof of a book.