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How Parents Can Tackle Students’ Unfinished Learning

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.

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Career Launch @ Perkins Prepares Trainees for Customer Service Careers

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.

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Louisiana Key Academy Unlocks Learning for Students with Dyslexia

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.

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Interview with Mychal Winters, Outreach Coordinator for Memphis, Tennessee

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.

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Bookshare Community Answers Challenges of 2021 and Looks Ahead to 2022

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.

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Introducing Bookshare Reader (Beta) for Smart Speakers

Get ready for a new, exciting way to read with Bookshare Reader for smart speakers (beta). It’s as easy as using your voice. Now, you can read and enjoy your books on any Alexa-enabled device. Simply tell Alexa to open Bookshare Reader and read a book. With Bookshare Reader, you can enjoy the convenience of voice-enabled tools to enjoy the world’s largest ebook library for people with reading barriers.

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Season’s Readings from Bookshare

Welcome to the best time of year for snuggling up with a book! During the holiday season, it’s fun to revisit treasured classics and discover new favorites. We made a list (of books) and checked it twice to give you a sleigh full of ideas on what to read. So grab a blanket and a warm drink and settle in with heartwarming books featured in this blog.

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