Bookshare and Mada Launch Accessible Arabic eBook Collection – New Titles Expand Reading Opportunities for Arabic Readers with Print Disabilities

Bookshare online library expands digital book collection for Arabic readers with print disabilities Bookshare, the largest online accessible library of copyrighted content for people with print disabilities, in partnership with Mada (Qatar Assistive Technology Center), has released 100 new titles in Arabic, giving Arabic readers with print disabilities the opportunity to read a diverse range […]

Benetech Releases Image Description Tool to Improve Accessibility of Graphical Content for Students with Print Disabilities

Poet Open Source Web Application Allows Crowdsourcing of Image Descriptions in Accessible Books The Benetech DIAGRAM Center has released an open source web application for creating and editing crowdsourced image descriptions in books used by students with print disabilities. DIAGRAM, which stands for Digital Image and Graphics Resources for Accessible Materials, is working to dramatically change the […]

Benetech Bookshare Library Marks Decade of Innovations

Early eBook Pioneer Changes the Lives of People with Print Disabilities The Benetech Bookshare library, one of the world’s largest collections of digital accessible books for people with print disabilities, announced its 10th anniversary this week. For the last decade, Bookshare has been at the forefront of the digital book revolution, applying Silicon Valley technology to meet […]

Bookshare Showcases Student Technology and its Free, Federally Funded Accessible Book Initiative

DCPS Students with Disabilities Speak about Academic Equality, Higher Education, and Lifelong Learning at DC Public Library Students with print disabilities and administrators from the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), along with library and government officials, shared their stories and progress toward improving academic equality and lifelong learning through the use of technology at […]

Benetech Announces New Accessible e-Book Reader for Apple iOS devices – iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch Users Can Read Bookshare Books with Read2Go

At the 2011 ATIA (Assistive Technology Industry Association) conference in Orlando, Florida, Benetech®, the parent nonprofit for Bookshare®, announced Read2Go, a new accessible e-book application (app) developed in partnership with Shinano Kenshi Co., Ltd, known for its PLEXTALK® brand of digital talking book players. Read2Go is the most full-featured, accessible DAISY reader for the Apple device market. This […]