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Please Share this Amazing Video, Possibilities Abound with Bookshare!

Did you know that in the U.S. an estimated 2% of all students have a print disability? And that by third and fourth grade*, students who are behind in reading, have a greater chance of falling behind in all their subjects?  You can help to reverse this trend by sharing this awesome video, Possibilities Abound with Bookshare, created by students at Cogswell Polytechnical College. Imagine the realm of possibilities for more individuals with qualifying print disabilities in school and beyond.

Watch the animated video now to learn:

  • What is a print disability.
  • How it affects a person’s ability and desire to read.
  • The importance of making the transition from learning to read to reading to learn.

Special Thanks to the Media Works Team at Cogswell Polytechnical College

Photo of students in the Media Works Team at Cogswell Polytech
Media Works Team at Cogswell Polytechnical College

Bookshare and Benetech, our parent nonprofit, send a special thank you to Cogswell Polytechnical College and the Media Works team for the creation of this inspiring, educational video.

Kristina Cohen, Senior Education Program Manager at Bookshare, said, “Bravo, Cogswell!  This collaboration was a powerful opportunity for all. We appreciated the fresh approach, energy and professionalism that the students and university team provided. The video exceeded our expectations and offers an extremely potent way to educate people about print disabilities and the need for accessible books.”

You can help to open new possibilities for learners by sending this video link to one, two, or ten people who can benefit now!

Thank you.

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Captions for this video are available on YouTube.  Click on the icon labeled CC in the lower right corner to enable captions.

For accessible transcripts, visit: Bookshare Academy or download the transcript directly: bit.ly/AnimationTranscript

*Source: Early Warning! Why Reading by the End of Third Grade Matters A KIDS COUNT Special Report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation

2 Comments

  1. Sue

    Is there a captioned version of this video? I’d love to be able to share it with our consumers, but since we are a statewide AT program we serve all disabilities and without captioning this wonderful video isn’t accessible.

    • Bookshare Team Member

      Hi SCastles! Thank you for asking and yes, absolutely the video is captioned.
      To see the captions, view the video on Youtube at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S71aGLIaYuc.
      In the lower right corner of the video you’ll see a number of small icons.
      Select the CC option to see the captions.

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