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Day One Ready: Bookshare Back-to-School Basics for Teachers

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…

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Bookshare Has the Books for Teen Read Week

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…

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