Bookshare International Library We’re always thinking about new ways in which Benetech could go deeper and help many more people. While we’re extremely proud of our achievements in the field of accessibility and disability rights, we know that we’ve just scratched the surface of what we could possibly do to bolster parity of access to […]
Announces Partnerships with Indian Organizations that Serve Readers with Print Disabilities Bookshare®, the world’s largest online library for people with print disabilities, has announced three new partnerships to support the availability of accessible digital texts in India. These partnerships will help International Bookshare begin to serve India’s ten million blind people, three million of whom […]
Read:OutLoud® Bookshare® Edition ‘Text Reader’ Will Provide Technology Access To Thousands of Online Educational Materials Bookshare and Don Johnston have announced a partnership to provide qualified print disabled students with a free text reader to access electronic books from the Bookshare library. This technology access partnership announced at the 2008 CSUN conference in Los Angeles, […]
Today, at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), Benetech announced a Commitment to Action — the defining feature of CGI — to increase service and expand the number of accessible books for the blind in India through its Bookshare International initiative. CGI defines a Commitment to Action as a plan for addressing a significant global challenge and requires that the commitment be new, specific and measureable. Benetech will embark on this work with support from the Lavelle Fund for the Blind and Google.
For 30 years, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has protected the civil rights of people with disabilities. Thanks to this landmark legislation, people with disabilities have had greater access to a wide range of opportunities, including employment, transportation, communications, and state and local government programs. Benetech has been committed to upholding the ADA and […]