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Diverse Students Learn by Doing at Henry Ford Academy

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.

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Bookshare is a Lifeline for the Blind Community in Latin America

Bookshare es una línea de vida para la comunidad ciega en América Latina Special thanks to Gerardo Corripio, a Bookshare international member and native of Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico, for this article. Because of Gerardo’s efforts many Latin Americans who are blind are now aware of the advantages of accessible ebooks and technologies through Bookshare.   Bookshare member, Gerardo Corripio, says, “What a feeling to be able to make a difference in another Latin American’s life.” Gerardo has used Bookshare for many years and says the online library is a lifeline for him and for people who are blind in his country…

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Share the Bookshare Love with your Aging Family and Friends

By guest author Deanna McCusker, Head of User Experience, Benetech My mom, Carol, and I have always shared a love of reading, often suggesting books to one another that we enjoyed. When I would visit, she would often leave paperbacks on the dresser for me to take home. I didn’t always read them immediately; I’m a busy professional and besides, how interesting could a story about a World War II nurse going back in time to 18th century Scotland be? When I finally picked it up, I couldn’t put it down. I realized Outlander was actually a series, and Mom…