Martin Kieti, who leads Bookshare outreach in Africa, recently hosted a workshop with inABLE and the DAISY Consortium for publishers in Kenya to learn about the Global Book Famine for people with reading barriers, and the importance of digital accessible books.
Congratulations to Dr. George Kerscher, Senior Advisor, Global Education and Literacy at Benetech, who was recently recognized as a Fellow by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) for his lifetime of achievement.
Benetech announced today that Dr. George Kerscher has joined the organization as Senior Advisor to the Benetech Global Literacy program. Dr. Kerscher brings a wealth of experience and long-time leadership in the accessible information field. He began his accessibility technology innovation in the 1980s and coined the term “print disabled” to describe people who cannot […]
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 […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – CONTACT US Palo Alto, California, April 12, 2016— Benetech is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Google.org 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 […]