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Bookshare Takes the Show on the Road

Come meet the Bookshare team at four exciting conferences this summer

Members of the Bookshare team are packing their bags for Houston, Chicago, Sparks, and Orlando this Amaya and McKenzie, Benetech staff, in the Benetech booth at a conferencesummer to attend four conferences sponsored by: Texas Assistive Technology Network (TATN), American Library Association (ALA), American Council of the Blind (ACB), and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB).

We hope to see you at one or more of these events where you can learn about:

  • Bookshare’s huge collection of over 550,000 titles in accessible formats for school, work, and recreational reading
  • Reading tools like Capti Narrator and Voice Dream Reader
  • Better ways to discover books like our Summer Reading Lists and upcoming improvements to browsing books

TATN: June 13-15, Houston, TX

The Texas Assistive Technology Network Statewide Conference is sponsored by the Texas Assistivelogo for Texas Assistive Technology Network Technology Network (TATN) and the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Assistive Technology enables students with disabilities to access the curriculum, increase independence, and participate actively in education and life activities.

Come visit the Bookshare team in the Exhibit Hall (booth #8). In addition, Jeanie Bell, one of the Outreach Coordinators for the Accessible Books for Texas program, is speaking on June 14: “Cool Tools for Students Who Face Barriers to Reading Print.” She will share a variety of technologies that allow students with visual impairments, learning disabilities, and physical disabilities to read in ways that work for them.

ALA: June 22-27, Chicago, IL

The ALA Annual Conference is the premier global library event each year, bringing together the logo for the American Library Association Annual Conferencenewsmakers, innovators, thought leaders, and influencers in the library field, from all over the world. Librarians can learn about the tools, ideas and resources available and identify the best programs for their area of librarianship.

We invite you to visit our booth in the Exhibit Hall (#3956) where our staff will share how Bookshare partners with libraries, authors, and publishers to make books and library services more accessible to people with disabilities, and also demonstrate how Bookshare works.

ACB: June 30-July 7, Sparks, NV

The American Council of the Blind strives to increase the independence, security, equality of American Council of the Blind logoopportunity, and quality of life, for all blind and visually impaired people. The theme of the 56th ACB Conference and Convention at the Nugget Casino Resort is “ACB Sparks Success.”

Attendees are invited to meet the Bookshare staff during Bookshare Office Hours on July 5th from 5:45 to 7:00 pm in the Alpine room. Please stop by and learn more about Bookshare, sign up or renew memberships, and get your questions answered.

NFB: July 10-15, Orlando, FL

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or National Federation of the Blind Logo "Live the life you want."your future. Every day it raises the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and their dreams. Attendees at the NFB National Convention may be long-time convention goers, the newly blinded, parents and teachers of blind children, blindness professionals, and adaptive-technology providers.

Attendees can meet the Bookshare staff in the exhibit hall to sign up for or renew memberships, ask questions, and learn more about Bookshare. Special offer available in the booth only: the Bookshare set-up fee ($25) will be waived for new members.

We will also be giving a series of presentations to various NFB committees and attendees at divisional meetings. Consult the program for more information.

We hope to see you this summer at one – or more – of these conferences. We love connecting with Bookshare members and their families and friends.

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