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.
Category: Bookshare Success Stories
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…
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.