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Exploring Inclusive Digital Math with Benetech’s Clayton Lewis

Clayton Lewis is Professor of Computer Science and Fellow at the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. He currently serves as an advisor to Benetech’s DIAGRAM Center. What is inclusive digital math?   Traditionally, math is a paper and pencil subject. It’s challenging to work through math problems if you can’t see […]

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Talking Disability Rights with AXSChat’s Neil Milliken 

Neil Milliken is the head of accessibility and inclusion at Atos, a global leader in digital transformation. He is an expert in the field of access to technology for people with disabilities and is the distinguished host of AXSChat, an online community of individuals dedicated to creating an inclusive world through access to technology and information. The following Q&A with Neil dives […]

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How Two Crazy Reading Ladies Teach Even Crazier Reading Skills

The expectations of middle school are daunting enough without the added challenges for students with learning disabilities. Students who have difficulty with reading skills and comprehension find themselves at a disadvantage that has repercussions academically and socially. Fortunately, Horace Mann Middle School in Franklin, Massachusetts, has Erin O’Leary and Mary Cotillo, affectionately known by their […]

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Benetech Signs Agreement with EIFL to Expand Access to International Libraries Using Bookshare

An agreement between Benetech and Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL), a nonprofit that works with libraries to enable access to knowledge, enables 41 countries to take a monumental leap closer to knowledge without borders. The agreement provides discounted access to Bookshare, the world’s largest library of accessible ebooks for people who cannot read standard print. […]

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Time to Ratify the Marrakesh Treaty and End the Global Book Famine

We stand on the threshold of ending the global book famine for people who read differently due to blindness, low vision, dyslexia, or a physical disability that interferes with reading. A bill to ratify and implement the Marrakesh Treaty was just introduced in the United States Senate by the chairs and ranking members of the […]

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