Students with low incidence disabilities enjoy Bookshare books as part of their integrated curriculum at the George Crothers Memorial School, a special education school in Pennsylvania.
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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.
Olga Borovaya has been doing research and teaching at Stanford and other universities since 1998, which is when she started losing her eyesight. An expert in Sephardic Studies and Ladino Culture, she was always looking for resources and devices that would make her work possible despite her visual impairment, but most of the time she relied on research assistants who would read to her in several languages and help her find books at the university libraries. Fortunately, she discovered Bookshare and now relies on it for immediate access to scholarly texts in accessible formats.
We love Bookshare members – and the teachers, parents, and other caring individuals who support our members. We celebrate the success of every person who overcomes reading barriers with the help of the Bookshare library and assistive technology. Good news is always worth sharing, and we hope these tweets make you smile, inspire you to find your next book, or tell a friend about Bookshare.
These three tips help students with learning differences benefit from accommodations and online resources that accelerate learning during the “great catch up.”
Bruce Alter, Oregon physical therapist and AT consultant, shares insights for fast-tracking students to get accessible ebooks and reading accommodations with support from Bookshare
Assistive technology, accessible ebooks, and reading support tools help students with reading challenges interact with text in a meaningful way.
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.