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Meet Benetech’s Newest Board Member: Timothy Elder

Benetech is proud to welcome our newest board member, Timothy Elder. Timothy is a civil rights lawyer focusing on disability rights, specifically the rights of people who are blind or have other disabilities, to access employment, education, government programs, public accommodations, assistant accessible technology and other aspects of education and society. See his full bio […]

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Unlocking STEM Learning: Using AI to Make Graphs More Accessible

Benetech’s Benji Andrews, Ron Ellis, Pruthvi Patel, Amreen Poonawala, and Matthew Yip deep dive into Benetech’s inaugural Kaggle competition that explores the intersection of AI and education through innovative graph transcription solutions. The Opportunity  When it comes to converting image-based learning materials into an accessible format, charts and graphs present a unique challenge. While undoubtedly […]

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Through the Power of Authorship, Bookshare Challenges Adversity: Meet Jack Chen

Benetech’s CEO Ayan Kishore had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Jack Chen, an author and long-time Bookshare member at a conference. Both parties sat down to discuss Jack’s discovery of Bookshare and how he leveraged it as a resource for his upcoming novel. Learn more about his interview below. Tragedy to Triumph As a child, […]

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Benetech Unlocks the Power of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) with Janea Menicucci

In an interview with Janea Menicucci, Coordinator for New Mexico Universal Design for Learning (UDL) at Central Region Educational Cooperative (CREC), Benetech examined the importance and impact of Universal Design for Learning. The following are their responses, with an overview of how the CREC uses Universal Design for Learning to improve literacy among students. What […]

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Trip Report: ICEVI Africa

Last month several members of the Benetech Programs team attended the inaugural ICEVI Africa conference which was co-organized by our very own Martin Kieti in Kenya. Below is a summary of the trip and learnings my team brought back. Recently, I travelled from the U.S. to Nairobi and met up with my colleagues Dr. Homiyar Mobedji and […]

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