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Benetech Names Macmillan Learning Industry’s First Global Certified Accessible Publisher

We are proud to announce that Macmillan Learning is the first publisher to complete our accreditation process to be named Global Certified Accessible. This means that all Macmillan Learning ebooks created using the accredited publishing workflow are accessible for people with reading barriers such as dyslexia or low vision. This is a huge milestone as […]

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Benetech’s Bookshare by the Numbers 2019

At the end of 2017, I shared Bookshare by the Numbers. Since then, our collection and membership has continued to grow and reach new milestones. We have added over 100,000 more members and delivered 2,000,000 more books. We’ve expanded to new countries and added new publisher partners, allowing Bookshare to reach more people with more […]

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Benetech Adds More State Library Partners to Bring Bookshare to Patrons with Reading Barriers

Libraries in Alabama, Massachusetts, and Florida join five other state libraries to offer Bookshare’s 690,000 accessible ebooks to expand reading opportunities. In December, 2015, New York Public Library expanded its services to offer Bookshare’s library of accessible ebooks to patrons who cannot read printed books due to a disability such as dyslexia, blindness, low vision, […]

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When Universities Collaborate, Students Win! EMMA Consortium Empowers Students to Read Their Way

I’m headed to George Mason University for the kick-off of an exciting new project in higher education – one that could dramatically change the learning experience of students with reading barriers. Our goal: establish an online library that allows member universities to find and use accessible materials created at other participating institutions, reducing costs and shortening the […]

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