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Benetech Surpasses One Million Books Under Management!

I’m excited to announce that Benetech’s Bookshare initiative has recently crossed over 1 MILLION accessible ebooks under management, and we continue to grow. In addition to Bookshare’s huge collection of over 700,000 titles, Benetech manages hundreds of thousands of books for our partners around the world.

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The Marrakesh Treaty in Action: What You Need to Know

On May 8, 2019, the United States joins the list of 82 member nations that have fully ratified the long-awaited Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled. If you are wondering exactly what that means, you are not alone. This document outlines the […]

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Benetech’s Bookshare by the Numbers 2019

At the end of 2017, I shared Bookshare by the Numbers. Since then, our collection and membership has continued to grow and reach new milestones. We have added over 100,000 more members and delivered 2,000,000 more books. We’ve expanded to new countries and added new publisher partners, allowing Bookshare to reach more people with more […]

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When Universities Collaborate, Students Win! EMMA Consortium Empowers Students to Read Their Way

I’m headed to George Mason University for the kick-off of an exciting new project in higher education – one that could dramatically change the learning experience of students with reading barriers. Our goal: establish an online library that allows member universities to find and use accessible materials created at other participating institutions, reducing costs and shortening the […]

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Success! The United States Ratifies the Marrakesh Treaty

Today is a monumental day for millions of people around the world with reading barriers due to blindness, low vision, dyslexia, or a physical disability. With the full support of Congress and approval by President Trump, the United States joins the 70 other countries that have ratified the Marrakesh Treaty, formally known as the Marrakesh […]

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