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Astronomer with Dyslexia Uses Bookshare to Customize the Reading Experience

Following a dyslexia screening in adulthood, a budding astronomy PhD student makes sense of her reading challenges, and gains access to resources to read her way.

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Career Launch @ Perkins Prepares Trainees for Customer Service Careers

Innovative program at Perkins School for the Blind provides training and coaching to jumpstart careers for blind and visually impaired young adults. In a recent webinar, three customer service professionals offer firsthand career advice to trainees.

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Member Spotlight: Academic Enjoys Instant Access to Scholarly Texts in Bookshare

Olga Borovaya has been a university researcher since 1998, which is when she started losing her eyesight. An expert in Sephardic Studies and Ladino Culture, she was always looking for resources and devices that would make her work possible despite her visual impairment, but most of the time she relied on research assistants. Fortunately, she discovered Bookshare and enjoys immediate access to scholarly texts in accessible formats.

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Two Perspectives on Disability Employment Awareness Month

As disability employment awareness month comes to a close, two members of the Benetech team share their perspective on the things that have helped them thrive in the workplace with a disability, and a vision for a world without barriers to employment.

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Publisher Spotlight: G-W

Why is accessibility important? And what can publishers do to start their accessibility journey? Here to share her perspective is Maureen Brennan, Director of Marketing at G-W.

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