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.
Category: Bookshare Success Stories
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.
Mother of two who is blind uses Bookshare to earn a college degree and increase employment opportunities in the Philippines.
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…