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Announcing the Ashley Tapparo Memorial Bookshare Subscription Award

Free Bookshare subscriptions to be awarded to high school graduates in the US with a qualifying disability to help them pursue post-secondary and continuing education   Ashley Tapparo was a bright young woman, talented artist, and beloved daughter, sister, and friend who dreamed of attending college and studying marine biology. In spite of Ashley’s best efforts, […]

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Inaugural Robin Seaman Award Recipients Announced

Benetech’s Global Certified Accessible (GCA) program helps digital publishing companies around the world to create content that is born accessible and meets the needs of all readers. At present, more than 50 publishers and conversion vendors have achieved certification, with additional active participants in various stages of the certification pipeline. This success would not have […]

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Benetech Pursuing Gender Equity Through Inclusive Education for Girls in India

Ramesh Susarla reported for theHindu.com last month about six visually challenged students in Anantapur preparing to write exams without scribes or braille scripts. With support from Rural Development Trust, our Bookshare team in India helped these students read the questions and answer them using screen-reading software on laptops. These students not only passed their 10th […]

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Q&A with Matthew Yip, VP of Product & Engineering

Meet Matthew Yip Benetech welcomes the VP of Product and Engineering at Benetech, Matthew Yip. He has an extensive experience in the tech and social sectors. This informative interview examines what brought him to Benetech and the opportunity he sees to make a social impact. Tell us a little about your background. In the last […]

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Student Spotlight: Bookshare Opens a World of Possibilities for Jared

Jared is a high-school senior in Southern California with a joyful personality and eagerness to evoke change for students like himself. He is the subject of Benetech’s latest student spotlight. Despite being quadriplegic with low vision and battling stage 2 spastic cerebral palsy, Jared continues to be an independent beacon of light in his community. […]

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