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Infographic: Software for Social Good

The majority of social enterprises to successfully drive impact at scale during the next decade will have software and data at their core. That’s where software for social good comes into play. What is software for social good? What challenges can it address? What are some exciting software for social good innovations that are underway? Our infographic has […]

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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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Benetech and United Ways of California Partner to Strengthen California’s Social Safety Net

“We are excited to work with Benetech as a partner in efforts to transform the safety net here in California by expanding the reach and impact of health and human services data, and potentially increase our efficiency, enhance our sustainability, and expand the impact of our operations,” said Peter Manzo, president and CEO, United Ways of California. “Benetech has a long history of successful technology development for social good in California and around the world.”

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Benetech Establishes Global Certified Accessible Program to Ensure Content Serves All Students Equally

Global Certified Accessible ensures students unable to read standard print due to blindness, low vision, dyslexia, or a physical disability have equal access to the same content as their peers. The program has a global footprint in order to serve students around the world. Benetech developed the certification standards and serves as the lead certification provider for North America. Dedicon provides certification for mainland Europe, Royal National Institute of Blind People for the United Kingdom, and Vision Australia for Australasia.

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Access to Information is a Universal Human Right

In new book, Jim Fruchterman explains how accessible ebooks help people with disabilities obtain education, employment, and social inclusion “We want the right to read the same book at the same time, price, and place as everyone else.” This simple statement from the disability community sets forth the challenges of making books accessible. According to […]

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