An agreement between Benetech and Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL), a nonprofit that works with libraries to enable access to knowledge, enables 41 countries to take a monumental leap closer to knowledge without borders. The agreement provides discounted access to Bookshare, the world’s largest library of accessible ebooks for people who cannot read standard print. […]
At Benetech, we believe that access to information is a universal human right. However, according to the World Blind Union, nearly ninety-five percent of books and published materials cannot be read by people with disabilities. Our work is focused on making reading accessible to everyone around the world. How do we accomplish this goal? Starting […]
Join us at the CSUN 2018 Conference, on March 19 – March 23, in San Diego, CA and learn about these exciting topics! Sessions: Publishing at the W3C: The Future of all Accessible Digital Publishing, Wednesday, March 21, 9:00AM PST, Room La Jolla A, presented by George Kerscher. DIAGRAM Report 2017: Deep Look at Emerging […]
In new book, Jim Fruchterman explains how accessible ebooks help people with disabilities obtain education, employment, and social inclusion “We want the right to read the same book at the same time, price, and place as everyone else.” This simple statement from the disability community sets forth the challenges of making books accessible. According to […]
This is a thrilling time to be in the technology-for-good business. The speed at which consumer and mobile technologies are evolving opens up so many opportunities to make greater social impact that touches more people faster. Our team has been thinking hard about Benetech’s next phase of growth and how we can best seize the tremendous opportunities available to us today to build a better tomorrow for all. My special passion recently has been thinking about using data for greater impact: watch for thought pieces from me on this topic in the coming months. I am delighted to share some of our latest news and exciting developments in our core programs.