Access to Information is a Universal Human Right

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 […]

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities Honors Betsy Beaumon

Benetech President Betsy Beaumon to receive 2016 Community Service Award at annual gala Betsy Beaumon, Benetech President, will receive the 2016 Community Service Award, given by Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc., a Connecticut-based nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering the parents of children with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders via its educational programs. Jane […]

Beyond the Dys in Dyslexia

In recognition of Dyslexia Awareness month in October, we are reposting a blog by McKenzie Erickson, Marketing Coordinator at Benetech, which originally appeared in the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Blog (U.S. Department of Special Education) on October 5. Dyslexia. It’s a word I’ve heard since the third grade. It was the explanation […]

Born Accessible and the New Golden Age of Inclusive Education

Betsy Beaumon’s Keynote Address at the 52nd Annual Learning Disabilities Association of America Conference Rapid advances in technology are remaking the content landscape and have made it possible to get more content, in more ways, to more people. Will the digital revolution usher in a golden age of access to books and information for people […]

Improving Education for All Students with 3D Printing

We are delighted to share that the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded Benetech a 2014 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant to explore new ways in which 3D printing technology in libraries and museums can be used to improve learning and accessibility in a range of educational contexts.