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Technology for Inclusion and Access: CES® 2021 Interview with the Consumer Technology Association Foundation [VIDEO]

In this video interview recorded for CES® 2021, Benetech Vice President of Global Education and Literacy, Brad Turner, and Product Manager, Katy Beehler, discuss Benetech’s work to increase access to information for all people.

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Partnering with Fable to Provide Bookshare for their Community Members with Reading Barriers

We are thrilled to share that web accessibility crowd testing company, Fable, is partnering with our Bookshare initiative to provide free access for their community members.

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The 2020 Ideas That Motivate Our Work in The New Year

2020 was a year of unprecedented challenges with both new and heightened obstacles facing our communities on a global and local level. With hope for a brighter future, we reflect on the ideas from 2020 that we want to celebrate and carry with us as we enter 2021.

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Thank You for 20 Years

Twenty years ago, with some seed money from his last startup and a vision to change the world, Jim Fruchterman founded Benetech, a nonprofit dedicated to building tech that serves all of humanity. Today, Benetech continues to build on the founding vision, expanding our impact to empower communities across the globe with software for social good.

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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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