Once Upon A Time: The Tale of Hanumanta, the Story Uncle

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 […]

Benetech Receives Google Impact Challenge Award to Expand Bookshare’s Global Reach

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 […]

A Bigger, Better Back to School for Students with Print Disabilities

Let Bookshare set students up for success For many schools and families, back to school is the busiest time of year. Teachers, parents and students scramble to get ready and start the new school year with confidence. It’s important to start off on the right foot because back to school can set the tone for […]

Wiley Partners with Benetech to Make Content More Accessible to All Readers

Today, May 21, in recognition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we are happy to share that the global publishing company John Wiley & Sons has announced that, starting this month, it will begin including alternative text (alt text) in nearly all of its frontlist books. By incorporating alt text into its workflow, Wiley makes its content accessible to users of all abilities. The company developed its alt text guidelines in consultation with Benetech’s DIAGRAM Center and other industry standards organizations.