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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What are eBooks? An eBook is an electronic or digital edition of a conventional printed book. Digital editions can be read on devices you already own - desktop, laptop, many popular smartphones, iPad, and other dedicated eReaders like Kindle, Nook, Sony, etc. You need some type of "reader" to read an eBook (more).
What eBook formats are available in the Wrightslaw Store?
Adobe PDF Download is a searchable and printable PDF file that is saved on your hard drive. This is not a CD-ROM that comes with the book. The PDF download includes bookmarks and page thumbnails so you can move easily between chapters and pages. When you purchase the Print & PDF Download Combo, you will receive a receipt by email that includes a download link.
Kindle versions of Wrightslaw books are formatted in the proprietary format designed to work on Kindle made by Amazon. You will be able to open and read this file on your computer if you have a Kindle app. If you want to read this format on your Kindle device, connect your Kindle to your computer with a USB cable. Transfer (copy/move) the downloaded file on your computer into your Kindle content folder on your computer. When you purchase this format from Wrightslaw, you will receive a receipt by email that includes a download link. Download and save the file on your computer before opening or transferring the file.
e Pub is the standard digital format, that makes it possible for you to read eBooks on iPad, iPhones, Nook, Sony Reader, ADE, Android etc. When you purchase this format, you will receive a receipt by email that includes a download link. If you have an iPad, order your eBooks in the ePub format to be read by the ibooks app.
How do I download an eBook to my computer? Your sales receipt will contain an active hyperlink to the digital file. Download and save the file to your computer. Note: Be sure to take note of where you saved the file. Kindle files (.prc or .azw3) may download to "My Kindle Content" or you may need to copy the file into your content folder. If you are using an iPad, e Pub files (.epub) should download directly to your iBooks. For iPhone or iPad, you may need to open Safari first to open iBooks, then download the file to iBooks.
What if my download retry limit has been reached? You have three attempts to download the file. If you receive this message you will need to contact us to reset your link. Email orders | at | wrightslaw.com. Please include your full name and order number.
I can't open the eBook on my computer. What should I do? You must have a "reader" in order to open and view a digital file. If you do not already have a reader or reader app on your computer, tablet or phone, download one free. (see download links below)
You may download a free sample chapter of a Wrightslaw eBook.
Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy (.pdf) Sample Chapter 1 - Getting Started
If the chapter does not automatically open in your computer, you may not have a reader installed. We provide the links below to download the free reader software.
How do I transfer an eBook to my Kindle device or other eReader? After you purchase a Wrightslaw eBook, download the file on your computer (remember where you saved the file). Use the USB cable that came with your device to transfer the eBook from your computer to your Kindle. Depending on what type of device you have, you may need to transfer the eBook file from your computer to your device if the file does not automatically open in your eReader.
Do eBooks support text-to-speech? Yes. Both the Kindle mobi format and the ePub version are enabled with text-to-speech that turns these eBooks into audio books.
Check your eReader to make sure text-to-speech is enabled on your device. There are a variety of eReaders and free software apps that will read the files. Kindle has a TTS feature, the iPad uses VoiceOver, Nook Study (a free eTextbook app for PC & MAC) reads with text-to-speech, etc. Please see the instructions with your device about text-to-speech.
How do I find what Multimedia Training programs are available?
We are building a library of recorded programs on a wide range of topics that will grow over the next few weeks and months. Visit the Library for a preview of what is available and what is Coming Soon! Or, visit the Wrightslaw Multimedia Training Center.
How does Multimedia Training work?
Our Wrightslaw multimedia training programs are digital programs. You will view a PowerPoint presentation while listening to an audio program. All the programs are self-study and allow you to work at your own pace. The programs are recorded, you play them as you play movies. You can pause, rewind, fast forward, and repeat the entire program or parts of the program.
Can I stop a program and restart it later?
Yes. You have unlimited access to any program you purchase. You can view the recorded program or parts of the program as often as you like.
Do I need any special equipment to view the presentation?
In order to view the Wrightslaw Multimedia Training presentation, you will need WebEx software on your computer which should have either built-in or external speakers. We provide a test file, click here to test, to see if you already have the software. If the program does not automatically open with the "ATAUTHOR" WebEx software, we provide the link to download the free software, at no charge, so you can confirm that you are able to view the presentation. Be sure to choose .WRF Player when downloading the WebEx program.
I have a PC/MAC. Are there any specific requirements or compatibility issues for MAC users?
Some MACs cannot run the WebEx programs in Safari, but use Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox instead.
What formats are available?
Wrightslaw Multimedia Training programs are available as a download only.
Is a textbook required for the programs?
Yes. The law related programs will use Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd. Edition as the required coursebook. You will need a copy of that book as Pete will go over specific statutes and regulations and direct your attention to critical footnotes on various pages.
The advocacy related programs will use Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition as the required coursebook. Pete will discuss specific concepts contained in various pages and have you look up critical items that will improve your advocacy skills.
How can I purchase a textbook for the training programs?
Coursebooks can be purchased in combination with the Multimedia Training Program at a special price.
All Wrightslaw publications can be found in the Wrightslaw store.
How do I order your products? Visit our online store to learn about our products, specials and other information related to your ordering needs.
Do you offer student discounts? Yes. Visit our Student Discount page for details.
offer exam texts to instructors? Yes.
Visit our Academic
Sales page for details.
Where is my order? First check the address you provided. Be sure the bill to and ship to zip codes are correct. Please contact us at orders | at | wrightslaw.com. Include your full name, order number and the correct address. In some cases, if the zip code is incorrect UPS and or the USPS will forward the package to the correct address. There may be a 1 to 2 day delay.
How will my order be shipped? It depends on the size of your order. Generally 2 books or less (depending on size) ship by United States Postal Service. Bulk orders are shipped by UPS.
Can I have the book shipped to a different address other than the billing address? Absolutely. If ordering online be sure to enter both the billing and shipping addresses when you finalize your order. Likewise, with check or money order. To expedite orders over $100, please call 877-529-4332.
Do you accept Purchase Orders? Yes, though first time orders need to be pre-paid by a credit card or check. Purchase Orders will be accepted after the initial order is paid.
Which forms of payment do you accept? We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, checks, and money orders.
What if I am not totally satisfied with the publications? Can they be returned? We accept returns within 30 days of purchase. We have a No-Return Policy for bookstores. The shipping charge will not be refunded.
Can I have permission to reprint the articles found on your website? Permission is granted to print pages for personal use, class work, and for distribution within an organization. Any printed pages must be printed in their entirety, including the copyright notice at the bottom of the page. If references to the material on this site are made instead of printing pages, include www.wrightslaw.com or the full URL of the article. Articles cannot be reproduced for resale.
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on our website. Our navigation system, located on the left-hand
side of every page, can also serve as a guide in your search.
I would like to write an article or personal story for your website. Who should I contact? Send an email to success | at | wrightslaw.com.
Can you provide personalized advice about my child? Wrightslaw receives hundreds of questions pertaining to specific situations each and every week. Although we would love to answer them all personally, we simply cannot. Through our product line and access to the thousands of articles on our website, available at no cost, we hope that our visitors can find the information they need in order to advocate for their own child. If your case warrants it, you may request a direct consultation (for a fee).
Do you provide direct consultations? Yes, we do, for a fee. There are several steps that we recommend you take before requesting a consultation. You can learn more about private, direct consultations on Pete's consultations page.
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