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Data Collaboration Like Never Before: A Safety Net that Catches Anyone Who Falls

A first-of-its-kind gathering took place on Feb 20th and 21st in the heart of San Francisco. The purpose of the gathering was to chart a path forward so all participating organizations can use data collaboration to better serve their constituents. Under the Benetech Service Net umbrella, participants included major Bay Area service providers such as […]

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Bookshare Offers Global Solution to Unlock Access to Books

At Benetech, we believe that access to information is a universal human right. However, according to the World Blind Union, nearly ninety-five percent of books and published materials cannot be read by people with disabilities. Our work is focused on making reading accessible to everyone around the world. How do we accomplish this goal? Starting […]

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Benetech Welcomes Human-Centered Computing Expert Clayton Lewis

I recently sat down with Clayton Lewis, Professor of Computer Science and Fellow at the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, who is serving as an advisor to Benetech’s DIAGRAM Center for six months. Clayton’s expertise in human computer interaction, inclusive design, and assistive technology for students with learning differences will […]

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What is Software for Social Good? 

Benetech believes that the majority of social enterprises that will successfully drive impact at scale during the next decade will have software and data at the core of their service delivery. Software for Social Good is software built for or applied to the social sector to maximize positive social impact. The organizations that make up the […]

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A Genius Approach to Forging a More Inclusive STEM Education Future

A powerful conversation on removing barriers to STEM education took place earlier this week at the Commonwealth Club of Silicon Valley with no less than a panel of MacArthur Foundation Fellows also known as MacArthur Geniuses. From learning differences to gender and race issues, the panelists did not hold back on their recommendations for nurturing […]

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