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#BeReady: How Assistive Technology Helps Students with Learning Differences Read Independently

Amy Ratajczak, a speech-language pathologist, explains how assistive technology helps students with reading comprehension, decoding, and fluency so they can access grade-level text independently.


Giving Thanks, Looking Ahead: An Open Letter to the Bookshare Community

Dear Friends, I always appreciate hearing from our members and getting a glimpse into how Bookshare is making a positive difference in their lives. Oftentimes, the stories our members share with us are deeply moving, but there’s something especially rewarding in hearing someone new to our community commenting on what they’re able to accomplish with Bookshare.Consider the following statement that one of our members has anonymously shared with us: “I recently activated my account, and am thrilled with your service and how it works seamlessly with my iPad. This is the first time I have been able to read books…


A Book Series for, and about, Students with Learning Differences

Students with learning differences will enjoy this series of chapter books about Hank Zipzer, the world’s greatest underachiever. Through Hank’s everyday adventures, the series deals with learning differences in a kind and humorous way. The stories are inspired by the true life experiences of author Henry Winkler, first known for his starring role as the Fonz in Happy Days. There are 17 titles in the series and Bookshare has them all! The titles themselves give clues to the fun inside the books. Here are a few: Niagara Falls, or Does It? (#1) “He’s smart, creative and funny but writing a…

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