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.
School is back in session for many students and teachers across the US. For students with learning differences, assistive technology can play a critical role in enabling classroom success. This interview with Bookshare Outreach Coordinator, Scott Richards, highlights the low-to-high tech solutions and strategies that help students reach their potential.
The expectations of middle school are daunting enough without the added challenges for students with learning disabilities. Students who have difficulty with reading skills and comprehension find themselves at a disadvantage that has repercussions academically and socially. Fortunately, Horace Mann Middle School in Franklin, Massachusetts, has Erin O’Leary and Mary Cotillo, affectionately known by their […]
Bookshare and Assistive Technologies Help Students with Disabilities Gain Authentic Work Experiences and Independent Living Skills
Students, ages 17 to 22, with complex language, learning, and cognitive challenges, access Bookshare’s online library to learn food service skills and driver’s education. Bookshare, an online accessible library, free to U.S. students with qualifying print disabilities, is helping students at Riverview School in Massachusetts learn important work and life skills for successful transitions outside […]
Last December, Benetech – through its SocialCoding4Good program – was invited to participate in SanDisk’s Day of Service. The event brought together technical employees with two accessibility projects from the DIAGRAM Center, one of Benetech’s Global Literacy initiatives. Approximately thirty SanDisk participants learned about the software tools that Benetech uses to translate images in STEM textbooks […]