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Inclusion Works Consortium Launches Global Initiative to Enable People With Disabilities to Find Meaningful Employment

Benetech believes in a world where people with disabilities are able to make their voices heard. We are proud to be a member of the Inclusion Works program, which launched today in Bangladesh, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda to enable people with disabilities to find meaningful employment. In a statement about the program launch, Sightsavers writes: […]

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Spotlight on Software for Social Good: The Complicated Intersection of Tech and Human Rights

Shabnam Mojtahedi is a lawyer focused on rule of law and human rights in the Middle East and North Africa region. At Benetech, she is leading efforts to apply artificial intelligence to help civil society organizations pursue justice and accountability in Syria and beyond. In this illuminating Q&A, Shabnam discusses her current work and shares her perspective on the complicated intersection of technology and human rights.

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A Different Kind of Hackathon: Making the Web Inclusive to All

Benetech’s DIAGRAM Center and PEAT host a hackathon to create accessible user experiences On May 15-16, the DIAGRAM Center, a Benetech Global Literacy Initiative, and the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) co-hosted a hackathon at the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco. Sponsored by Microsoft, the two-day event took […]

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Spotlight on Software for Social Good: Cal Blueprint

Welcome to “Spotlight on Software for Social Good”, a new series where we’ll shine a light on different projects and thought leaders in the software for social good space. At Benetech, we know that the social sector must embrace the power of software and data to realize positive, lasting impact at scale. Each post will […]

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Benetech Names Macmillan Learning Industry’s First Global Certified Accessible Publisher

We are proud to announce that Macmillan Learning is the first publisher to complete our accreditation process to be named Global Certified Accessible. This means that all Macmillan Learning ebooks created using the accredited publishing workflow are accessible for people with reading barriers such as dyslexia or low vision. This is a huge milestone as […]

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