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 […]
Meet the Pioneers Behind the Librarian Accessibility Training Module: Charles LaPierre and George Kerscher
Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day with Benetech Join Benetech in celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), a day dedicated to promoting awareness about digital inclusion and accessibility. At Benetech, accessibility is fundamental to everything we do. As part of our Bookshare and Born Accessible initiatives, Benetech is committed to ensuring that information and learning are […]
On November 29, 2016, Bookshare hit a momentous milestone when it passed the mark of 500,000 titles in its collection. That means that people unable to read standard print now have access to 500,000 ebooks in various formats to suit their individual needs.
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 […]
Pennsylvania Libraries Partner with Benetech/Bookshare to Expand Accessible Reading Opportunities for Patrons with Print Disabilities
In a mission to expand more meaningful and accessible reading experiences for Pennsylvania residents who cannot read standard print, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the Free Library of Philadelphia have entered into a partnership agreement with Benetech, a Silicon Valley nonprofit that manages Bookshare, the world’s largest online accessible library for individuals with qualifying print […]