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Mother-Daughter Duos Share Dyslexia Journey (Part 1)

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 Unveils Bookshare Reader Suite for Web, Mobile, and Smart Speaker Devices

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.


Inclusion Specialist Helps Bessemer City High School Students See Their Own Success

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.

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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.