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Bookshare’s new website design: What’s new, What’s coming?

The Bookshare website has a new look! We are rebuilding Bookshare from the ground up to provide a premier experience that serves the needs of our users around the world.  This exciting rebuild will be completed in phases, and we are excited to share the first of several exciting releases.  Our first release is focused […]

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Benetech Promotes Bookshare at IES Mulund School as a Bridge Tool for Digital Literacy

As part of our efforts to further the impact of digital literacy on the international stage, Benetech met with the Indian Education Society (IES) Mulund, a high-school, located in Mumbai, India. As part of this interview, Rujul, an IES Mulund student using Bookshare, along with her parents, teacher, and former principal, share the importance of […]

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Meet Benetech’s Newest Board Member: Timothy Elder

Benetech is proud to welcome our newest board member, Timothy Elder. Timothy is a civil rights lawyer focusing on disability rights, specifically the rights of people who are blind or have other disabilities, to access employment, education, government programs, public accommodations, assistant accessible technology and other aspects of education and society. See his full bio […]

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Education Equity: Inspiring Voices from Albuquerque

The blog below is a recap of a recent event moderated by Lisa Wadors Verne, VP of Programs at Benetech in conversation with education leaders in Albuquerque, New Mexico. You can find the replay of this event on YouTube and additional, related resources at the end of this post.  On August 9, five education leaders […]

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New Benetech Board Member Spotlight: Perspectives from Rayanne Darensbourg

Rayanne Darensbourg has over two decades of experience in the nonprofit and education sectors and is currently the CEO of Children’s Museum in Houston. She has a significant background related to the work Benetech does, including a focus on learning differences. Benetech is honored to have Rayanne as a Board member and we invite you […]

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Education Equity: Inspiring Voices from Detroit

Education experts in Detroit share multiple pathways to student success involving school resources, parent advocacy, and community partnerships Every young person in America deserves to have the same opportunities to learn – regardless of zip code, gender, family background, or ability. Educators, youth, caregivers, and community leaders throughout the U.S. are recognizing the intersectionality of issues […]

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Lerner Publishing Group Partners with Benetech to Make Books Accessible to Children in the US with Reading Disabilities

Benetech’s publisher partnerships help us operate our Bookshare initiative at scale. By sharing the digital files for their new titles directly with Bookshare, our publisher partners greatly decrease the time and work required to get a title up on Bookshare and available to our users with disabilities and learning differences, as it allows us to […]

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