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Bookshare Members Now Have Access to Over 500,000 Ebooks

On November 29, 2016, Bookshare hit a momentous milestone when it passed the mark of 500,000 titles in its collection. That means that people unable to read standard print now have access to 500,000 ebooks in various formats to suit their individual needs.

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Bringing Literacy to Suraj and His Classmates in India

Meet Suraj. He is eight years old and in the third standard at the School for Blind Boys in Bhosari, a suburb of Pune, in the Maharashtra state of India. He is passionate about playing cricket and chess and wants to have an elephant for a pet. His father, Hanumanta Jadav, is a farmer in […]

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Benetech Delivers 10 Million Accessible Ebooks

Benetech’s Bookshare technology makes reading possible for over 425,000 individuals unable to read standard print Empowers students and adults to succeed in school, work and social inclusion Benetech, the leading nonprofit empowering communities in need by creating scalable technology solutions, today announced that over 10 million accessible ebooks have been downloaded through its Bookshare initiative. […]

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10 Million Book Downloads Today Provides a 10x Model for Tomorrow

Many years ago I had the wild idea to start a deliberately nonprofit technology company in the heart of Silicon Valley. I knew that technology, when applied for social good, promised to usher in positive and sustainable change. Today’s 10 million download milestone is a celebration of our ability to deliver on that promise. Ten […]

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George Kerscher Joins Benetech as Senior Advisor for Global Literacy

Benetech announced today that Dr. George Kerscher has joined the organization as Senior Advisor to the Benetech Global Literacy program. Dr. Kerscher brings a wealth of experience and long-time leadership in the accessible information field. He began his accessibility technology innovation in the 1980s and coined the term “print disabled” to describe people who cannot […]

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