Teachers and parents supporting children with disabilities can review a new comprehensive assistive technology guidance package from the Office of Special Education Programs.
Bookshare Blog Posts
Meet Bookshare’s Outreach Coordinator, Lakita Herring. Learn more about Lakita, and the wonderful work she is doing in Memphis and surrounding areas to further equity in education.
Jessica Pinto’s 15-year story.
Enjoy our rundown of this year’s Bookshare Summer Symposium, highlighting the experts, educators, and students that shared at July’s event.
This back to school, ensure your students with learning differences have the reading tool they can use at school and for the rest of their lives.
In an interview with the Redwood Literacy staff, Benetech asked a number of questions regarding digital literacy. Below are their answers with an overview of how the organization uses Bookshare to improve literacy among students. Redwood Literacy is an organization committed to offering top-notch literacy remediation to any student who needs it, regardless of how much money they have or where they live in the world. They offer a variety of in-person services in Chicago as well as virtual services both nationally and internationally. Redwood believes that the pathway towards literacy access includes both remediation and accommodation. We use the analogy…
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. Jared is a long-time Bookshare user and expert, who participates in the Bookshare Student Roundtables, which give students a chance to share insights on their educational experiences, provide feedback on their Bookshare usage, and learn from peers with similar reading challenges. After graduation, Jared plans…
Benetech and Bookshare are 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 to write better and become better versions of themselves. Over the course of his extensive writing career, Michael has managed to balance his law school studies, a 9-to-5 job, as well as caring for his wife and family. It is notable that Michael…
Grab your headphones because the #SummerOfAudio is back! Due to popular demand, we’re bringing back the Summer of Audio, and it’s bigger and better with 4,000 new human-narrated audiobooks and even more titles in high-quality text-to-speech audio.
As the end of the school year approaches, students and teachers are getting ready for the next transition. Whether your students are moving to a new grade, a new school, or life after school, you can set your students up to continue learning and growing with these useful tips.