As part of our global digital literary program, Benetech has highlighted many inspiring impact stories. We had the opportunity to interview Mr. Carmo Noronha, the Executive Director of the Bethany Society in Shillong, Meghalaya, a state in northeastern India. As the torch bearer for our programs across the North East of India, this organization has served […]
In new book, Jim Fruchterman explains how accessible ebooks help people with disabilities obtain education, employment, and social inclusion “We want the right to read the same book at the same time, price, and place as everyone else.” This simple statement from the disability community sets forth the challenges of making books accessible. According to […]
Sunanda Yeshwanth Kale helps students succeed at reading and life Most of us can recall a favorite teacher who inspired us to study hard, overcome challenges, and do our best. One teacher who exemplifies this attitude is Sunanda Yeshwanth Kale, a teacher of the visually impaired at Jagriti School for Blind Girls in Alandi Devachi […]
Benetech and Lighthouse Guild Announce New Program Offering Free Ebooks to Students Who Are Visually Impaired
The new Spotlight Gateway program is able to provide Bookshare for free to qualifying students via an existing award from the Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. What do people miss most when they lose their vision? They miss seeing their families, and they miss having unlimited access to information of all kinds, […]
On November 29, 2016, Bookshare hit a momentous milestone when it passed the mark of 500,000 titles in its collection. That means that people unable to read standard print now have access to 500,000 ebooks in various formats to suit their individual needs.