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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Come join the monthly Bookshare Book Club discussion on Zoom for adults. October’s book is “A Slow Fire Burning.” Newcomers and veterans alike are welcome to join the conversation and the community.
Madison is a proud dyslexic and dysgraphic honors student. She shares her experience getting diagnosed in late elementary school, learning to embrace her accommodations, and finding the right college to achieve her career goals.
In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the contributions of Hispanic authors and the huge selection of Spanish books in Bookshare. Read the blog to learn about special collections of Spanish books, Bookshare parent resources in Spanish, and ways to listen to your favorite Bookshare audiobooks in Spanish.
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
Come join the monthly Bookshare Book Club discussion on Zoom for adults. September’s book is “Velvet Was the Night.” Newcomers and veterans alike are welcome to join the conversation and the community.
Ebooks like the ones in the Bookshare library offer many benefits to students with reading barriers such as dyslexia, blindness, and cerebral palsy. Find out about the top seven benefits of ebooks.
Ella, a high school junior with dyslexia, teams up with special educators to get the most effective accommodations for reading including Bookshare and other digital tools. “Reading with your ears or any sort of accommodation is still reading and it counts,” explains Ella. “Any way you can access a book is worthwhile. I love to read! Once you find the tools that work for you, it’s so much easier.”
This past year was challenging for educators and students alike. And while virtual learning was especially challenging for special education students and underserved communities, teachers found new and innovative ways to provide effective instruction. With schools reopening for in-person learning in the fall, some special education teachers share tips that they can apply to their classrooms.