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Member Spotlight: Academic Enjoys Instant Access to Scholarly Texts in Bookshare

Olga Borovaya has been doing research and teaching at Stanford and other universities since 1998, which is when she started losing her eyesight. An expert in Sephardic Studies and Ladino Culture, she was always looking for resources and devices that would make her work possible despite her visual impairment, but most of the time she relied on research assistants who would read to her in several languages and help her find books at the university libraries. Fortunately, she discovered Bookshare and now relies on it for immediate access to scholarly texts in accessible formats.

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#WeAreGrateful: Giving and Receiving Thanks

As we prepare for the Thanksgiving season, the Bookshare team is grateful every day for everyone in the community who made a difference in someone’s life: a teacher who mentored a struggling student, a parent who supported and encouraged a child to read, or a volunteer who scanned and proofread a book on a Bookshare member’s wish list. Plus – enjoy these recommendations for holiday reading!

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Diverse Students Learn by Doing at Henry Ford Academy

Joe Manzella is the 9th grade Resource Room teacher at the Henry Ford Academy in Dearborn, Michigan, outside of Detroit. One of the ways he supports students with reading and learning challenges is by providing ebooks in alternate formats from Bookshare. Learn more about his tips for reading success in today’s blog.

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#DyslexiaAwarenessMonth: “Embrace it, don’t erase it”

In recognition of Dyslexia Awareness Month, we look back at two extraordinary Bookshare members who share their perspectives on living – and thriving – with dyslexia, a language-based learning disorder that causes difficulty with reading. Plus, we shine a light on a treasure trove of books featuring characters with learning disabilities to foster inclusion and empathy and engage young readers.

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Expert Insights: AT Specialist Tackles the Unknown with Innovative Digital Tools and UDL

Jamie Maier, Assistant Technology Specialist, shares her favorite digital tools to help students with reading barriers progress from tears to cheers in an uncertain school environment

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