The entire Benetech team is deeply saddened by the passing of our colleague and friend Robin Seaman. We will remember her for her dedication and vast contribution to ensuring that books and information are accessible to everyone. We all miss her dearly.
We believe that access to information is a universal human right. Yet more than ninety percent of books and published materials cannot be read by people with disabilities. Our work in education is focused on one big thing: making information accessible to everyone around the world through software.
Millions of people around the world are left behind because of disabilities. Students with dyslexia struggle in school because they cannot read traditional books. Blind adults do not pursue meaningful work because they cannot read printed career development materials. Seniors and baby boomers with macular degeneration can no longer enjoy their local newspaper or beloved New York Times bestsellers.
We are changing this. Through innovative education software and services, we are transforming how people with disabilities access information and how the publishing industry creates content accessible to all.