A Bigger, Better Back to School for Students with Print Disabilities

By Benetech, posted on

Let Bookshare set students up for success

For many schools and families, back to school is the busiest time of year. Teachers, parents and students scramble to get ready and start the new school year with confidence. It’s important to start off on the right foot because back to school can set the tone for the entire year.

Back-to-school planning is particularly critical for students with print disabilities, such as those with visual or physical disabilities, or those affected by learning disabilities like dyslexia. Traditional print books won’t work for them. These students need books in alternative formats like audio, large print, and braille that make print accessible. They also need reading tools and support so they can access books conveniently and easily.

Benetech’s Bookshare library plays a critical back-to-school role by making sure students with print disabilities are ready on day one. Bookshare student members can get their textbooks, Common Core, and other educational books in multiple accessible formats from a collection that now has over 350,000 titles. They also benefit from reading tools that are constantly being updated and improved. On top of all of this, through an award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), students and schools can join Bookshare for FREE.

Read the Bookshare blog to learn how you can help students have a bigger and better back-to-school experience. Let’s team up and get ready together.