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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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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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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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Through the Power of Authorship, Bookshare Challenges Adversity: Meet Jack Chen

Benetech’s CEO Ayan Kishore had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Jack Chen, an author and long-time Bookshare member at a conference. Both parties sat down to discuss Jack’s discovery of Bookshare and how he leveraged it as a resource for his upcoming novel. Learn more about his interview below. Tragedy to Triumph As a child, […]

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Trip Report: ICEVI Africa

Last month several members of the Benetech Programs team attended the inaugural ICEVI Africa conference which was co-organized by our very own Martin Kieti in Kenya. Below is a summary of the trip and learnings my team brought back. Recently, I travelled from the U.S. to Nairobi and met up with my colleagues Dr. Homiyar Mobedji and […]

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A Birthday Celebration of Life and Giving

Working in customer support for Bookshare, I have the privilege of hearing the stories of users from all over the world. Last year, when Sara, Ashley’s mother, contacted us to close Ashley’s account and express her appreciation for Bookshare, I was deeply moved by her story. I felt grateful to realize the significant impact our […]

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