Haben Girma, the deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law, uses her personal journey and expertise to advocate for equal opportunities and inclusion for people with disabilities.
Category: Bookshare Success Stories
Amy Ratajczak, a speech-language pathologist, explains how assistive technology helps students with reading comprehension, decoding, and fluency so they can access grade-level text independently.
Community college student Arthi Chandra is one of two Benetech summer interns assisting the Bookshare Operations team and creating a resource for students with disabilities who are transitioning from high school to college.
High school student Kevin Leong is one of two Benetech summer interns assisting the Bookshare Operations team and creating a resource for students with disabilities who are transitioning from high school to college.
Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS) offers free Bookshare memberships with access to 730,000 books for eligible patrons with disabilities.
Moses Chowdari Gorrepati, Program Manager at EnAble India, explains how accessible ebooks from Bookshare helped him achieve employment and independence.
Justin Novello is a self-described late bloomer. Due to learning disabilities and ADHD, he couldn’t read. In first grade, as the other students progressed into higher-level readers, Justin got stuck as a low-level reader. Finally, in college, he sought help. An academic advisor told him about Bookshare, and he began reading with audiobooks. They changed his life.
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.
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, from all of us at Bookshare, thank you for all that you do, day in and day out, for students.
Meet Emery. Emery is a sixth grade student from Garland, Texas. At the age of seven, Emery was diagnosed with dyslexia and thought she would never learn how to read. Emery would get frustrated because she could not understand the words she was reading on a page or read like her peers. With the support of her family and dyslexia resources like Bookshare, Emery’s reading and school experience improved. Using specialized audiobooks from Bookshare, she learned how to track sentences and decode words. She discovered that there was more to reading beyond word for word and experienced what it was…