In this two-part blog, two mothers and daughters share their challenges and triumphs as they navigate learning support tools, assistive technology, and misperceptions about dyslexia. Learn how Kayley and Ella went from struggling readers to confident readers. This series includes remarks from a February 8 webinar hosted by Bookshare and Understood.
Category: Bookshare Success Stories
Tamela Winston, special education teacher at Bessemer City High School in Bessemer City, Alabama, discusses the power of accessible textbooks for special education success in general education classrooms.
Jordan Lefler is a Dyslexia Specialist at the Louisiana Key Academy in Baton Rouge, a tuition-free, public charter school dedicated exclusively to educating students with dyslexia. In this blog, Jordan shares tips and tricks for unlocking reading success.
I am pleased to introduce Mychal Winters, Benetech’s Memphis Outreach Coordinator. Mychal is a published author, literacy consultant, and educator in Memphis and Shelby County. Today, we are thrilled to welcome him to the Benetech and Bookshare team.
Nancy Brown, a veteran educator and the new Bookshare Outreach Coordinator for Detroit Public Schools, is on a mission to help students overcome reading barriers.
2021 continued to throw us pandemic curveballs, but the Bookshare community rose to the challenge and made reading possible for even more people with reading barriers. As we jump into 2022, let’s take a brief look back at the stories and accomplishments from 2021 featuring dedicated teachers, impressive Bookshare members, the top ten most downloaded books, the Bookshare Book Club, and the new Bookshare Reader for smart speakers.
Season’s Readings! From all of us at Benetech, wishing you and your loved ones a joyful holiday season. We are grateful for your continued, thoughtful support and partnership. Together we can help people of all ages learn, thrive and reach their fullest potential in the year to come.
Spread hope and learning this holiday season. With your Giving Tuesday gift to Bookshare, you can help more students discover the joy of reading and close the literacy gap.
Olga Borovaya has been doing research and teaching at Stanford and other universities since 1998, which is when she started losing her eyesight. An expert in Sephardic Studies and Ladino Culture, she was always looking for resources and devices that would make her work possible despite her visual impairment, but most of the time she relied on research assistants who would read to her in several languages and help her find books at the university libraries. Fortunately, she discovered Bookshare and now relies on it for immediate access to scholarly texts in accessible formats.
Joe Manzella is the 9th grade Resource Room teacher at the Henry Ford Academy in Dearborn, Michigan, outside of Detroit. One of the ways he supports students with reading and learning challenges is by providing ebooks in alternate formats from Bookshare. Learn more about his tips for reading success in today’s blog.