Inclusive classrooms are on the rise, but are teachers ready to support all learners? New Benetech survey examines factors that impact preparedness.
Category: Bookshare features
Many people view Bookshare’s large collection of ebooks primarily as a source of classroom reading or pleasure reading books, but did you know that the library also has over 25,000 textbooks? Learn more about the kinds of textbooks available from Bookshare and how to access them.
Today we are celebrating an exciting milestone for impact at Benetech: we have delivered 15 million books to people with reading barriers through the Bookshare online library service and network. That’s 15 million books that users found and accessed through Bookshare that they would not otherwise have been able to read. And it’s not just about the number of books, but what these books enable people to do: pursue an education, develop professional skills, find employment, and participate in their communities. We’d like to celebrate and thank the entire community that has made this momentous milestone possible. To Bookshare’s Community…
Do you have students with reading barriers like dyslexia, low vision, or cerebral palsy? Are you looking for books in alternate formats like audio, large print, or braille? Join us for a free webinar on resources for students with dyslexia or visual or physical disabilities who need reading accommodations.
Back to school is here! As you organize your classroom, create lesson plans, and distribute books, remember to consider the needs of students with learning differences. Learn ways that your classroom can be inclusive for all types of learners.
Scott Richards, Occupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Specialist, shares the low-to-high tech solutions and strategies that help students with disabilities reach their potential.
On May 8, 2019, the United States joins the list of 82 member nations that have fully ratified the long-awaited Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled. If you are wondering exactly what that means, you are not alone. This document outlines the basic provisions and implications of the treaty, especially as it affects the Bookshare community.
The proliferation and improved quality of text-to-speech is helping people with reading barriers succeed in school and life .
Bookshare’s ebook library is one of the most versatile resources for people with reading barriers. In addition to having over 700,000 titles, members can read on almost any device, platform, and a host of compatible partner apps. Over 400 Bookshare users responded to our 2018 Technology Survey and shared their most used apps and technologies. So what are the most popular? Let’s break it down.
Is your student or child uninspired about reading? Are they reading below grade level or experiencing reading difficulties? You are not alone. Many teachers and parents struggle to excite students about reading and learning. For Erin O’Leary, a reading specialist at Horace Mann Middle School, the key to engaging student readers is to create positive, enjoyable experiences around reading. Erin is one of the “Crazy Reading Ladies,” a dynamic duo of educators who use innovative reading programs like author visits and book buffets to get students reading. Their creativity and dedication have helped students with reading barriers, like dyslexia, and…