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Nichole Maples Wants People with Disabilities to Share her Joy of Reading

In rural Tupelo Mississippi, there’s a teenager who cannot speak or hold a book, yet is so passionate about encouraging people to read, she visits her local library to make sure reading happens for people like her. Nichole Maples, now 17, has severe Athetoid Cerebral Palsy, a disability caused by damage to the cerebellum or basal ganglia, an area of the brain that coordinates body movements. Nichole has little control of anything except her eyes, but she loves to read with the help of her computer and can listen to stories read aloud. For this bright young gal, reading has…


Summer Roadtrip Reading Contest – Announcing the Winners!

Drum roll please.  This year’s winners for the 2010 Bookshare Summer Road Trip contest are… each of the 340 students who registered and participated!  The contest was a “virtual road trip” where students downloaded and read books about our U.S. 50 states.  After reading, they submitted a short review, including one “cool” thing they learned about that state.  Collectively, these students downloaded, read, and submitted reviews for over 840 books… way to go!  Everyone who participated should feel a great sense of accomplishment.   Bookshare also wants to acknowledge our most active Road Trippers.  These are the top downloaders and readers for…

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Will Correy Crawford Win the Contest?

This summer, eight-year old Correy Crawford read more than 114 digital accessible books through the Bookshare Summer Reading Roadtrip Contest, a reading program developed for children with print disabilities.  Correy was one of 350 youngsters and teens who participated in the contest.  He is dyslexic and finds it difficult to decode words, especially vowels.  He can read digital accessible books from Bookshare, an online library with over 90,000 books, because the free Bookshare software he uses to read highlights words and reads them aloud simultaneously. This multimodal combination of letters and sounds helps with decoding. Laurie Crawford, Correy’s mom, feels…

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Enter Bookshare’s Summer Reading RoadTrip Contest – Win FUN Prizes!

FASTEN Your Seatbelt and ENTER Bookshare’s Summer Road Trip Reading Contest Discover new places! Explore! What’s more fun than a summer road trip? Bookshare’s Summer Road Trip Contest! Students in grades K-12 with individual Bookshare memberships can win awesome prizes like iPod Nanos, Victor Reader Streams, digital book bags and more! Participants will go on a “virtual road trip” across the 50 U.S. states by downloading and reading Bookshare books. Many of the titles come from the National Education Association – 50 State Booklist. Participants who want to go on a journey will share their thoughts about the books in…

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