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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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Launch into Learning: Honors Student with Dyslexia Relies on Digital Tools for School Success

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.”

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Launch into Learning: Post-Pandemic Tips for Special Education Teachers

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.

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