Benetech’s DIAGRAM Center and PEAT host a hackathon to create accessible user experiences On May 15-16, the DIAGRAM Center, a Benetech Global Literacy Initiative, and the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) co-hosted a hackathon at the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco. Sponsored by Microsoft, the two-day event took […]
Welcome to “Spotlight on Software for Social Good”, a new series where we’ll shine a light on different projects and thought leaders in the software for social good space. At Benetech, we know that the social sector must embrace the power of software and data to realize positive, lasting impact at scale. Each post will […]
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 […]
Benetech’s Bookshare ebook library is opening new doors to learning for people with disabilities around the world.
Students with reading barriers get equal opportunities through resources like Bookshare On April 11, EduTalk Radio host Larry Jacobs and VP and GM of Global Education and Literacy, Brad Turner, discussed ways that all students can have equal access to education through resources like Bookshare. Reading barriers cross all segments of society. People who can’t […]