Working in customer support for Bookshare, I have the privilege of hearing the stories of users from all over the world. Last year, when Sara, Ashley’s mother, contacted us to close Ashley’s account and express her appreciation for Bookshare, I was deeply moved by her story. I felt grateful to realize the significant impact our […]
Enjoy our rundown of this year’s Bookshare Summer Symposium, highlighting the experts, educators, and students who shared at July’s event. We want our educational practice to level the playing field, be interdisciplinary, and be transformational. With this message, the 2023 Bookshare Summer Symposium began with an enlightening keynote focused on project-based learning by Jim Vanides, education […]
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 […]
Free Bookshare subscriptions to be awarded to high school graduates in the US with a qualifying disability to help them pursue post-secondary and continuing education Ashley Tapparo was a bright young woman, talented artist, and beloved daughter, sister, and friend who dreamed of attending college and studying marine biology. In spite of Ashley’s best efforts, […]
Watch a video about how the pandemic enabled digital education and employment opportunities for people with visual impairments in India.