Benetech is partnering with these libraries across the US to vastly increase access to books for their qualified patrons. Through these partnerships, libraries can grant their patrons with reading barriers free access to virtually any book they want to read from Bookshare’s enormous collection of accessible ebooks.
Bookshare was named a Zero Project 2020 Innovative Practice in inclusive education. Watch the video to see Bookshare honored at the award ceremony.
While schools are increasingly accommodating their students with reading barriers, the impact of not fully accommodating a student adds up. We estimate that US students are denied the opportunity to learn at least 180 million times each school year because they cannot read the required materials.
With new revelations surrounding the hacking of Amazon founder, and Washington Post owner, Jeff Bezos’ phone, the growing pervasiveness of mobile hacking and surveillance tools has won national attention. This high profile case spotlights a threat that has been a major concern in the human rights realm for years.