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.
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Benetech, the parent company of Bookshare, is excited to introduce a suite of free reading apps for people with reading barriers: Bookshare Reader for Web, Bookshare Reader mobile app for iOS and Android, and Bookshare Reader for Alexa.
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.
Come join the monthly Bookshare Book Club discussion on Zoom for adults. March’s book is “Tripping Arcadia” by Kit Mayquist. Newcomers and veterans alike are welcome to join the conversation and the community.
Andrew Kahn, PsyD and Understood subject matter expert, explains how to celebrate strengths of neurodivergent students and leverage inclusive technologies and UDL to put students on a positive path to reading success.
Not all ebooks are the same for students with special needs. Learn five reasons why accessible ebooks provide better learning support than other ebooks and digital materials.
COVID-19 has disrupted all aspects of life, including education. The pandemic has widened existing learning gaps in reading, and students with learning challenges have been particularly affected. Learn about an essential reading tool that helps students catch up and accelerate learning.
Come join the monthly Bookshare Book Club discussion on Zoom for adults. February’s book is “Harlem Shuffle” by Pulitzer Prize-winner, Colson Whitehead. Newcomers and veterans alike are welcome to join the conversation and the community.
It’s no secret that COVID-19 has disrupted learning. Since the winter break, students, parents, and teachers have encountered unexpected school closures, quarantines, Zoom fatigue, and staff turnovers that have impacted learning even further. And for students with disabilities and learning challenges, getting the services and accommodations they need has been difficult. Learn how Bookshare can help by providing ebooks with assistive reading features that support struggling readers.
Innovative program at Perkins School for the Blind provides training and coaching to jumpstart careers for blind and visually impaired young adults. A recent panel of customer service professionals, including a representative from Bookshare, shared their advice with Perkins trainees.