Inspiration and Technology Expand Collection of Accessible Books in India

“Doing a good service is like throwing a rock into a pond, the ripples just go on and on.” Nirmal Verma and Vijeta Kapur are on a mission to turn a book famine in India into a feast. This husband and wife team lead a life completely dedicated to the education of students and adults who are visually challenged.

Once Upon A Time: The Tale of Hanumanta, the Story Uncle

By guest author Clotilde Vasconi, Business Development Officer One year ago, Benetech embarked on a groundbreaking project in the Indian city of Pune, Maharashtra, thanks to a grant from All Children Reading (ACR). Over the past 12 months, we have implemented a pilot program that leverages Bookshare, our library of accessible ebooks for people who […]

Benetech Receives Google Impact Challenge Award to Expand Bookshare’s Global Reach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – CONTACT US Palo Alto, California, April 12, 2016— Benetech is pleased to announce that it has been selected by as one of twenty-nine nonprofits to receive funding to increase access to opportunity and independence for hundreds of millions living with disabilities around the world. Launched in May of 2015, the […]

Advancing Literacy Outcomes for Children with Disabilities in India: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Benetech is proud to join the international community and our partners in observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities to promote awareness and mobilize support for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and development. This year’s theme, “Inclusion Matters,” focuses on access and empowerment for people with disabilities. As a nonprofit whose […]