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Benetech Partners with United Arab Emirates to Bring Accessible Ebooks to Emiratis with Disabilities

UAE launches significant effort to provide educational opportunities and create a more inclusive society Benetech, the leading software for social good nonprofit, has launched a partnership with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai to provide the technology to help the UAE build a digital library for people with reading barriers […]

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The Importance of Inclusive Tech for Seniors: A Conversation with the CTA Foundation at CES

Whether for work or personal enjoyment, reading has long-lasting social and cognitive benefits. However, for seniors experiencing barriers to reading such as low vision or a physical impairment, using traditional print materials is a struggle, if not impossible. Benetech’s growing library of over 685,000 accessible titles, Bookshare, enables seniors to read in ways that work […]

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Tribute to Robin Seaman

Our whole Benetech family is saddened by the sudden passing of our friend and colleague, Robin Seaman, on Monday, January 7. Robin was a shining example of both commitment to making the world a better place and a warmth and humor that made her beloved by all who knew her. Robin was a pioneer in […]

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Empowering Access to Social Services through Data Sharing: Benetech Service Net

As inequality deepens in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area — in Benetech’s backyard — the crises facing our neighbors in need continue to mount. This is happening despite the efforts of governments, philanthropies, nonprofits, and social good work by technology companies in the region. Hundreds of organizations provide thousands of health, human, […]

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Employment, Disabilities, and the Role of Technology

Expanding employment success for people with disabilities People with disabilities need and deserve better employment opportunities. The business case makes it clear that inclusive hiring makes financial sense, as well as being the right thing to do. Benetech has just released a major new report, Expanding Employment Success for People with Disabilities, discussing the barriers […]

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