We are delighted to share that USAID, World Vision, and the Australian Government awarded Benetech a 2015 grant to improve literacy for primary school students who are blind in India. The new grant, under the three partners’ All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development literacy innovations competition, funds our proposed winning project to provide Indian students who are blind with mother tongue instruction and reading materials through Bookshare, our digital library of accessible books.
We are thrilled to share that the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has recognized Benetech with the 2014 Region 6 Directors Special Award, Outstanding Small Company of the Year, for Innovative Contributions to Humanitarian Technology. Benetech won the award for its continued commitment to community improvement through literacy, environmental, and human rights initiatives.
Prestigious “Migel Medal” Awarded by American Foundation for the Blind (AFB); Recognizes Exceptional Career-Long Accomplishments Benetech’s President and CEO, Jim Fruchterman, has been selected to receive the highest honor in the blindness field — the 2013 Migel Medal. The award will be presented on Saturday, April 20, 2013, during the American Foundation for the Blind’s […]
Benetech® CEO Jim Fruchterman has been presented with one of the first-ever Dr. Jacob Bolotin Awards from the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) in recognition of Benetech’s outstanding contribution to improving the lives of blind people in the United States. Benetech operates the Bookshare® service, which allows people with print disabilities to legally download […]
Benetech® has been awarded the AT&T Technology Innovation Award which recognizes an outstanding assistive technology company that has created lasting impact through the development of assistive technologies applied in communication, education, employment, daily living, and recreation. Benetech operates the Bookshare® service that allows those with print disabilities to legally download books and periodicals to be […]