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Betsy Beaumon Named General Manager of Benetech Literacy Program

Benetech® named Betsy Beaumon Vice President and General Manager of its Literacy Program which includes the Bookshare and Route 66 Literacy projects. Beaumon is responsible for directing all aspects of operations, marketing and engineering. As General Manager for a major segment of Benetech’s nonprofit technology services, Beaumon will manage external relationships and partnerships. She will […]

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New Statistical Analysis Contradicts Indian Government Accounts of Human Rights Violations During the Punjab Counterinsurgency

As Indians gather for Republic Day celebrations this week to mark the adoption of the Indian constitution, new analysis reveals the human cost of suspending constitutional rights in India. The Benetech® Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG) and Ensaaf released a report today presenting verifiable quantitative findings on mass disappearances and extrajudicial executions in the […]

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Benetech Launches New Bookshare Library

World’s Largest Accessible Online Library for People with Print Disabilities Offers More Accessibility and Ease of Use Bookshare, the world’s largest accessible online library for people with print disabilities, has been completely rebuilt with state-of-the-art web technology to make it significantly easier for individuals with print disabilities to access the books they want and need. […]

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Department of Education Official Visits Benetech

Tracy R. Justesen, Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Reviews the Expansion of Bookshare.org A prominent U.S. Department of Education official who guides key policy decisions that impact people with disabilities will visit Palo Alto this week to discuss Benetech’s® Bookshare.org library. Tracy R. Justesen, Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, […]

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Bookshare Expands to Provide Accessible Books in India

Announces Partnerships with Indian Organizations that Serve Readers with Print Disabilities Bookshare®, the world’s largest online library for people with print disabilities, has announced three new partnerships to support the availability of accessible digital texts in India. These partnerships will help International Bookshare begin to serve India’s ten million blind people, three million of whom […]

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