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How a New Grant to Bookshare International Will Create Lasting Impact in India

By Benetech, posted in Education on

Our new Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action is to increase service and expand the number of accessible books for people who are blind in India through Bookshare International, an initiative of our Global Literacy Program. We are embarking on this project with the support of a generous grant from the Lavelle Fund for the Blind. As the General Manager for our Global Literacy Program, I’d like to tell you a bit more about the work this grant will make possible, the lasting impact it allows us to make and why this project advances CGI’s mission of creating and implementing original solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

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Bookshare International: Accessibility for All, Regardless of Where You Live

By Benetech, posted in Education on

Here in the United States, our Bookshare initiative is having a tremendous impact, especially on the lives of students. We now provide over 200,000 accessible books to more than a quarter-million people who are blind, dyslexic or have other print disabilities. And yet, while we’ve made significant progress in the U.S., we’ve only scratched the surface of meeting the global need. The sad truth is that there are millions of people with print disabilities around the world that continue to be left behind.

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Partnerships in Multiple Countries Expand Bookshare Internationally

By Benetech, posted in Education on

Organizations in Australia, Scandinavia, Africa and Asia Offer Bookshare Accessible Books within their Regions Bookshare International today announced partnerships with Vision Australia, Western Australia Association for the Blind, the South Africa Library for the Blind, TPB (The Swedish Library of Talking Books or Talboks-och punktskriftsbiblioteket), and NOTA, the Danish National Library for the Blind to […]

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Benetech Expands Bookshare’s International Reach in India

By Laura Deck, posted on

390,000 books available for people with reading barriers including blindness, low vision, and dyslexia PALO ALTO, Calif. — June 27, 2018 — Benetech, the leading software for social good nonprofit, announced a major expansion of the ongoing international effort to provide Bookshare, an ebook library for people with reading barriers, in India. Benetech continues to […]

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Benetech Signs Agreement with EIFL to Expand Access to International Libraries Using Bookshare

By Brad Turner, posted in Education on

An agreement between Benetech and Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL), a nonprofit that works with libraries to enable access to knowledge, enables 41 countries to take a monumental leap closer to knowledge without borders. The agreement provides discounted access to Bookshare, the world’s largest library of accessible ebooks for people who cannot read standard print. […]

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