Mother of two who is blind uses Bookshare to earn a college degree and increase employment opportunities in the Philippines.
Category: Bookshare Success Stories
Tiffany Jenkins, Certified Academic Language Therapist, discusses the benefits of ebooks with digital voices, tips to engage reluctant readers, and the positive social experiences students get from discussing books.
The list of #BooksBeloved keeps getting longer! Readers young and old are sharing their favorite books and why the stories mean so much to them: Don’t You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey I am a middle school special education resource and dyslexia teacher. The demographic that I have served over the years has been largely comprised of students at risk of not graduating and of low socioeconomic status. Many are dealing with very uncomfortable situations at home and this book has really made an impact. All of my students (even those who do not share any of Tish’s troubles) have…
A life-changing injury in Vietnam forced David to adapt and overcome, taking him from combat to the courtroom.
Readers from far and wide are sharing the #BooksBeloved that touched them, taught them something, made them laugh, or launched them into other worlds. By sharing, we can raise the importance of books and the need to make them accessible to all. Join the conversation and tell us your favorite book.
From October 28 to November 15, we invite the Bookshare community and book lovers all over the world to share their favorite books and the role these books have played in their lives. Our goal is to raise awareness of the importance of books and access to them for all, including people with disabilities.
For Junia Howell, PhD, dyslexia is not something to overcome, but something to embrace, harness, and celebrate. Learn how she uses technology and resources like Bookshare to leverage her capabilities and shine.
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.
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.