Events

Visit our booth or attend our staff-led sessions at these upcoming conferences: 

Learning Disabilites of America (LDA)
Booth #316
Monday, Feb 18 – Thursday, Feb 21
Ft. Worth, TX

Attend these sessions for strategies, resources and hands-on experience:
Johnny Still Can’t Read: Let’s Change That!
Presented by:  Jeannie Bell
Monday, Feb 18,  9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
By the time Johnny has been officially given the learning disability label, he has been subjected to numerous unsuccessful interventions. Let’s examine strategies and available technology that will provide accessibility for Johnny so that he can progress in the general curriculum, develop reading skills, and work toward developing independence. 

Bookshare: Free Tech Tools that Remove Barriers to Reading
Presented by: Matthew Hattoon
Tuesday, Feb 19, 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Come learn about Bookshare, the world’s largest provider of accessible eBooks. Bring your laptop, tablet, or phone to this session for a hands-on experience interacting with mobile and web-based reading tools. 


SXSWedu 
Booth #427
Monday, Mar 4 – Thursday, Mar 7, 2019
Ausin, TX


“Interactive Exhibition: The Role of Assistive Technology in Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities”
Thursday, Mar 7 – Friday, Mar 8, 2019
Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
Visit our table for a demo and more information about Bookshare’s global literacy offerings.


34th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference
Anaheim, CA
Monday, Mar 11 – Friday, Mar 15, 2019

CELA and Bookshare: Providing Equitable Library Service in Canada
Presented by: Betsy Beaumon, Bookshare/Benetech and Michael Ciccone, Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA)
Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 2:20 PM (PST)
Room #: Orange County 4
Learn how CELA and Benetech, Inc. have partnered to bring an improved and fully accessible public library catalogue experience to Canadians with print disabilities. 


Parents Helping Parents, College Fair
Saturday, March 16, 2019
San Jose, CA
Visit our table for a demo and more information about Bookshare.

Consortium for School Networking
Monday, Apr 1 – Thursday, Apr 4, 2019
Portland, OR

Build a Reading Community to Help Ensure an Equitable Future
Presented by:  Christine Jones, Associate Director of US Education, Bookshare/Benetech with Ms. Mary Cotillo, Franklin Public Schools, Assistant Principal, and Ms. Erin O’Leary, Franklin Public Schools, ELA Teacher.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 2:00 PM
Room #: Broadway II (Hilton Portland Downtown)
Students with reading challenges often suffer socially and emotionally as well as academically, and as a result, they are likely to experience inequity in school and life. However, equipped with stronger literacy skills, they can actively pursue the educational and career advancement opportunities that await them. Get practical tips for building a community of readers who are well positioned for a successful future.


Charting the C’s 
Monday, Apr 8 – Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019
Alexandria, MN
Visit our table for a demo and more information about Bookshare.

 

EdRev
Saturday, May 4, 2019
AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA
Visit our table for a demo and more information about Bookshare.