Advancing with the Chameleon 20: Genral Discussion

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Course Description Become proficient with the advanced uses of the Chameleon 20 refreshable braille display. This course is for teachers, parents, and anyone working with a Chameleon 20 user. Enroll to learn the advanced functions. This course is the second of 2 and will move you forward to being a Chameleon Champion.

ACVERP Credit Hours: 2


  • Edit text and documents using the Editor App.

  • Manage and organize files with File Manager.

  • Download and save books on the Chameleon 20.

  • Navigate and utilize bookmarks within the Library App.

I have a question about downloading a book into the Chameleon 20 from Bookshare.
I was able to connect to the Wifi, login to my Bookshare account, search for, locate and find an available copy of the book. But after the device said downloading, Bookshare/the Chameleon 20 said “unable to unzip file.” I know Leslie said in the training module the books have to be unzipped to download. I checked Settings on the device and tried downloading the book with the file format set to both Daisy and BRF.

With the device connected to my laptop, I was able to unzip the Velveteen Rabbitt and with the device connected, via USB, drag that unzipped book into the device.

Is that the only option if the device won’t download a Bookshare file that is zipped?