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Opening a Whole New Reading World for Students in Saint Lucia

We’re pleased to announce the pilot of the Saint Lucia Bookshare Library. The pilot is funded by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and sponsored by Saint Lucia’s Department of Sustainable Development and Department of Education. Saint Lucia’s Lady Gordon Opportunity Centre will lead this pilot, set to begin in January 2021. Here, Linda Preville, Principal of the Lady Gordon Opportunity Centre, shares her perspective on the pilot and the importance of accessible books.

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Innovation is “The Eagle Way” at Chief Ivan Blunka School

Ben Griese, special education teacher at Chief Ivan Blunka School, uses Bookshare, assistive technology, and creativity to engage reluctant readers in a Southwest Yup’ik community in New Stuyahok, Alaska.

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“Si Tu Veux, Tu Peux”: Lessons from Bookshare Asia/Africa Membership Head, Zainab Chinikamwalla

Zainab Chinikamwalla is the Head of Membership in Asia and Africa for Benetech’s Bookshare Initiative. She joined Benetech in the early days of Bookshare’s international expansion and has played an integral role in helping grow Bookshare’s impact in India and beyond. Read her story.

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Bookshare Student Forum: Advocating for Your Rights #BeyondtheBook

On October 22, the Bookshare community came together virtually to hear two students and an adult share their advice as disability advocates. They discussed important topics such as securing accommodations, getting accessible materials, and recruiting allies to achieve success in the classroom and workplace. The blog summarizes the key messages and links to the full recording and additional resources.

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