Career and life coach Carroll Schuller leverages intuition and creativity to help neurodiverse clients discover their unique strengths and match them to their life’s purpose
Category: Bookshare Success Stories
Natalie Shaheen, EdD, is an assistant professor of special education, a blind academic, a teacher of future educators, and an advocate for accessible educational materials.
Despite losing his sight at age seven, Bernie Perella’s journey took him from a small town in Pennsylvania to Villanova University, a career at the National Security Agency, and a rewarding, active life without limits.
Bookshare officially has over one million books! Celebrate this milestone with the community by sharing your one-in-a-million Bookshare find.
We love Bookshare members – and the teachers, parents, and other caring individuals who support our members. We celebrate the success of every person who overcomes reading barriers with the help of the Bookshare library and assistive technology. Good news is always worth sharing, and we hope these tweets make you smile, inspire you to find your next book, or tell a friend about Bookshare.
In this guest blog, Justin Smith, Bookshare member and disability rights advocate, discusses the critical role technology plays in his life. Justin has cerebral palsy, and Bookshare gives him the freedom and independence to experience the joy of reading. Justin comments on books that transport him and the ways technology assists him with reading, communication, and mobility.
Bruce Alter, Oregon physical therapist and AT consultant, shares insights for fast-tracking students to get accessible ebooks and reading accommodations with support from Bookshare
Chantonette Lyles urges college students with disabilities to be proactive and take the initiative to request the services and accommodations they need such as books in alternate formats from Bookshare.
Vicki Numkena, teacher of the visually impaired for Native students on the Navajo Reservation, uses audiobooks from Bookshare to “turn on” reluctant readers. Learn more about her reading tips, ready-made lists of books about superheroes, Fortnite, and Minecraft, and the top ten downloaded Bookshare books for 2020.
In 2020, students with reading barriers relied on Bookshare to deliver the books they needed to survive school shutdowns and distance learning, and Bookshare will carry them through 2021 and beyond.