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Reading Tools to the Rescue: Solutions for Learning on Couches and in Classrooms

Reading is critical for learning, and for schools that have adopted a distance learning environment during the pandemic, getting printed books into students’ hands can be difficult. And, for students that have reading barriers like dyslexia, blindness, or cerebral palsy, getting books in alternative formats can be even more challenging. A recent webinar provided valuable information on digital resources that help students read and learn anytime and anywhere. Read the key takeaways and watch the webinar recording.

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Uncover Secrets with the Bookshare Book Club

Co-authored by Michelle Chan, Bookshare Collection Development Associate. Welcome back to the Bookshare Book Club! Each month, Bookshare staff will choose books for members to read before hosting discussions near the end of the month. The conversations will take place through Zoom webinars. While we have created this club with Bookshare members in mind, everyone is welcome to join, including non-Bookshare members. In addition to our adult book club, we have launched the Bookshare Teen Book Club. The teen book club is geared towards ages 12-18, but everyone is welcome to join. Bookshare Book Club Pick for Teens September’s book…

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Back to School 2020: Parents Can Support Students’ Learning from Anywhere

Distance learning is here to stay, so parents need reliable and effective online resources to help their child continue to learn and grow. Bookshare’s ebook library is a proven lifesaver that helps parents support their children with special needs and their learning, whether it takes place in school or at home.

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“We Each Play a Role”: Interview with Disability Rights Activist Judy Heumann

Disability rights icon Judy Heumann shares her vision for accessible technology, advice for self-advocacy, and tips for leading inclusively.

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Back to School 2020: Special Education Students Can Learn Anywhere with Bookshare

With so much uncertainty in the school environment, one thing teachers can count on is a reliable source of ebooks for special education students. Bookshare has over 900,000 ebooks that support distance. learning anywhere and anytime.

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Twist a Tale with the Bookshare Book Club

Co-authored by Michelle Chan, Bookshare Collection Development Associate. Welcome back to the Bookshare Book Club! Each month, Bookshare staff will choose books for members to read before hosting discussions near the end of the month. The conversations will take place through Zoom webinars. While we have created this club with Bookshare members in mind, everyone is welcome to join, including non-Bookshare members. In addition to our adult book club, we have launched the Bookshare Teen Book Club. The teen book club is geared towards ages 12-18, but everyone is welcome to join. Bookshare Book Club Pick for Teens August’s book…

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