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Let’s Talk About Sex Education – Wait, Hold On, That’s Uncomfortable

Sex education is a staple in schools across the country, with many schools providing some form of sex or health education for students as young as kindergarten. While the curriculum varies among states and schools, teachers typically use photos and videos to demonstrate human anatomy. While such demonstrations may work for sighted students, those with […]

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On the Table: Challenges and Solutions for Bay Area Housing Crisis

Benetech supports Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s initiative To those of us who live and work in the Bay Area, the stories are familiar: college graduates who move back home because they can’t afford an apartment; empty nesters who rent rooms to earn extra income. According to a 2017 poll by the Bay Area Council, respondents […]

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Benetech Secures U.S. Department of Education Award to Enable All Students to Read

Benetech’s Bookshare Software Serves Students Who Read Differently in Over 25,000 Schools and School Districts Benetech, the leading software for social good nonprofit, today announced a five-year award from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, to expand and improve access to books for students who read differently due to blindness, low […]

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BlackRock and Benetech Help Nonprofits Build Software for Social Good

What does the open source technology community have to do with natural disasters? More than you would think. When a disaster strikes and technology is needed, the open source tech community lends its time and expertise to build software that can serve a direct purpose. Greg Bloom, a Benetech strategic advisor and founder of the […]

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Benetech’s Bookshare by the Numbers

It was just about a year ago that the Benetech team celebrated 10 million books delivered through our Bookshare library. Shortly thereafter, we celebrated another amazing milestone: access to 500,000 books for Bookshare members. Those milestones speak to Benetech’s ability to use software to tackle social issues—in Bookshare’s case, access to books and information for […]

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