On Veterans Day 2020, we thank veterans for their service and highlight resources such as Bookshare that help veterans with visual impairments achieve their goals.
Category: Bookshare Success Stories
November is a month of giving thanks. We invite you to share your appreciation for someone special – a mentor, a teacher, a colleague, a friend — who has helped you learn and grow. In this month of gratitude, Bookshare would like to help our community give thanks to someone who has helped them on their learning journey. In this time of uncertainty due to the pandemic and other events, we are under a lot of stress. Yet, teachers, parents, friends, and family members everywhere are going the extra mile to support one another. During this month of gratitude, let…
Jolene Nemeth is a Vocational Rehabilitation Technologist and Bookshare member who helps blind students use technology to succeed in college and pursue meaningful employment as adults.
The Benetech and Bookshare communities sound off on the power and limits of the ADA. Read their reflections and calls to action to build a better future.
The Bookshare community came together virtually this summer and surpassed Bookshare’s Summer Read-a-thon goal of reading 200,000 ebooks.
Members of the Benetech community share their gratitude, frustrations, and aspirations regarding the impact of the ADA as we celebrate the 30th anniversary.
Tom Perez, a US Army veteran and Bookshare member who is blind, achieves independence, fitness, and community through tandem cycling. An avid reader, Bookshare and his iPad provide all the ebooks he wants to read.
The coronavirus pandemic has set into motion unprecedented change in the education space, and our Bookshare initiative has risen to help address the number one challenge: how do we keep children learning when schools are closed? These numbers show the scale at which software can be used to build a more inclusive future, in this case by providing people with reading barriers with a means to read, learn, and access information in ways that work for them.
Three students with dyslexia share how they leverage a variety of instructional delivery platforms, assistive technology solutions, and personal coping strategies to make distance learning work for them
The Bookshare staff honors Doug Maples – volunteer, father, husband, ambassador, author, and role model – after his passing in February.