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.
Category: Bookshare Success Stories
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.
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.