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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In 2020, students with reading barriers relied on Bookshare to deliver the books they needed to survive school shutdowns and distance learning, and Bookshare will carry them through 2021 and beyond.
Here’s a handy list to help parents and teachers navigate free and paid sources of ebooks to keep students learning during the COVID-19 crisis.
Back to school is here! As you organize your classroom, create lesson plans, and distribute books, remember to consider the needs of students with learning differences. Learn ways that your classroom can be inclusive for all types of learners.
The beginning of a new school year can be stressful as well as exciting for teachers and students alike. For students who experience reading barriers, they especially need to hit the ground running on day one. Myth: Students with disabilities can’t master the same content as their peers. Reality: More than 80% of students with disabilities can meet the same academic standards as other students, when they have the right support.1 Goal: Give students with reading barriers the right support with ebooks in formats they can access along with helpful reading tools. Checklist for Teachers Make sure your students with…
By guest author Kathy Swartz, Bookshare Operations Administrator and Librarian Teen Read Week, October 9-15, is a reading event sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). The goal is to get tweens, teens, and young adults reading and talking about books. Bookshare, an accessible online library for individuals who cannot read traditional print books because of a visual impairment, physical disability or severe learning disability, has many books for this audience, and now we have even more. Thanks to a generous donation by Carole Lake, a long-standing supporter of Bookshare, we have been able to add an additional…