Our Impact

Our software for social good has a dramatic, positive impact on the lives of individuals around the world. We help communities and the organizations that serve them make better use of information and data. Ultimately this means driving greater social change.

15 Million+
Books delivered to people with disabilities transforming how they read and helping them succeed
700,000+
Titles of books in Bookshare’s collection, the largest online library of accessible books
600,000+
People empowered to read and access information in ways that work for them

Our Success Stories

Breaking through Disability Barriers

Brian's dyslexia prevented him from reading school books. Today, he’s on the dean’s list at Cornell University with help from Bookshare and assistive technology.
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Increasing Reading Comprehension

Kevin sustained an organic brain injury that forced him to have to relearn everything from walking to reading. With talking ebooks and assistive technology, he has become a voracious reader.
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50+
Countries where human rights defenders can more safely document violations and use that data to achieve justice
245,000+
Securely documented cases of human rights abuses
4,500+
Human rights defenders who have safely submitted abuse cases using our software

Our Success Stories

Documenting Human Rights Violations

Sexual minorities in Sub-Saharan Africa face social, media, and even state-sanctioned persecution. Benetech assisted human rights defenders in Uganda by providing secure, data-collection software and capacity building to capture the stories of injustice and abuse.
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Saving Guatemala's History

The Human Rights Office in Guatemala sought justice for activists disappeared by the National Police during the 1980’s. Evidence saved in Martus helped convict two former members of the National Police force and built cases against the former chief of police and the former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt.
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74%
Data duplication found in 11 local Bay Area and Sacramento partner data sets
1.3 Million
Projected people in the Bay Area with better access to human services
6 Pilot Partners
Currently using Benetech Service Net to share and maintain their records on local social and human services

Our Success Stories

Weaving a Stronger Social Safety Net

Across the United States, 47 million people live in poverty, 56.7 million people have a disability, and 10 million people annually are subject to domestic violence. These individuals could greatly benefit from existing social services. Unfortunately, the social safety net is hard to see, difficult to navigate, and easy to fall through.
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170+
Countries benefitted from enhanced environmental conservation data and project management.