The Impact

Bookshare Summer Symposium 2023 Highlights: Giving Our Students Choice and Voice 

Enjoy our rundown of this year’s Bookshare Summer Symposium, highlighting the experts, educators, and students who shared at July’s event.  We want our educational practice to level the playing field, be interdisciplinary, and be transformational. With this message, the 2023 Bookshare Summer Symposium began with an enlightening keynote focused on project-based learning by Jim Vanides, education […]

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Education Equity: Inspiring Voices from Albuquerque

The blog below is a recap of a recent event moderated by Lisa Wadors Verne, VP of Programs at Benetech in conversation with education leaders in Albuquerque, New Mexico. You can find the replay of this event on YouTube and additional, related resources at the end of this post.  On August 9, five education leaders […]

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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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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 […]

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Bookshare Receives a Complete Collection of Novels Donated by Author Michael La Ronn

Benetech is pleased to present Michael La Ronn, a science fiction & fantasy author from St. Louis, Missouri, who has written over 90 books in the areas of science fiction, fantasy, and self-help. His YouTube channel, Author Level Up, has over 46,000 subscribers and a few million lifetime views, including videos that teach writers how […]

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