News Articles and Coverage
Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities
U.S. Dept. Of Education
Smart Kids with LD
Dandelion Library Magazine (Bay Area, CA)
School Library Journal – The Digital Shift
Cerebral Palsy Family Network
National Center for Learning Disabilities
NCLD – LD Insights Blog
The September highlight was a visit from the U.S. Department of Education to a San Jose, CA, school.
San Jose Mercury News - "Bookshare Helps San Jose Students with Disabilities Learn."
Two radio programs covered Bookshare, and other publications posted stories:
"That Android Show" aired a segment about Bookshare's mobile device development.
ACB "Main Menu" aired an interview with Jim Fruchterman.(will go live on 9/28, 9 pm ET).
Parenting Special Needs posted an article about Bookshare.
Mike Cassidy, San Jose Mercury News reporter, wrote a blog about Jim Fruchterman.
August began with Bookshare on the air:
ABC Channel 7 San Francisco aired a segment about Poet image description tool
Embrace Your Vision Internet radio aired a show about Bookshare.
New York Metro Parents wrote about Bookshare.
KQED blog "MindShift" covered Bookshare.
Today's Parent USA posted "Your Child May Qualify for Free Digital Books."
Education Week wrote "Bookshare Plans to Make Graphics More Accessible."
In June and July, several top announcements captured the attention of the media.
Viewpoints Radio posted a radio show about Bookshare.
Some of the articles about the new Five-Year, Bookshare and Innovation for Education Award were:
District Administration - Benetech Wins Five-Year Award to Dramatically Improve Accessibility of Educational Materials
Virtual Strategy Magazine - Benetech Wins Five-Year Award to Dramatically Improve Accessibility of Educational Materials
Edutopia – Special Education Group - Bookshare - Digital Accessible Library and TTS Technologies - New 5 Year Award July 2012
Times of India - Benetech Wins 5-Year Award
Other media covered the launch of Arabic books in partnership with the Mada Center of Qatar:
The DAISY Planet - Accessible Arabic Collection from Bookshare and Mada
The Poet tool and exemplary Mentor Teachers continued to receive coverage:
DAISY Planet - Inclusive Publishing: Conference Exceeds Expectations
Mercury News.com - Tammy Irvine connects more students with resources
Fosters.com - Rochester teacher honored with national award
Annapolis Patch - Annapolis Woman Helps Students with Print Disabilities
May coverage highlighted the Poet image description tool:
eSchool News covers Poet.
District Administration covers Poet.
The DAISY Consortium also covers Poet.
Other top articles:
Michigan Daily Patch writes about exemplary Mentor Teacher
Future Reflections posts thorough article about Bookshare
All Together We Can writes about “Bookshare Turns Ten.”
Teleread notes Senator Harkin's congratulations for Bookshare
No Shelf Required covers 10th anniversary
March 2012 coverage highlighted Bookshare's 10th anniversary
ABC Channel 7 San Francisco airs segment about Bookshare in a local elementary school.
Palo Alto Weekly Covers Bookshare - Tech 'start-up for good' marks 10 Years
DAISY Planet - Bookshare: From Concept to 170K Users in 10 Years
January and February, 2012
Technology and Learning reviews Read2Go - Read2Go
NJ Foundation for the Blind - Tara: A Miracle in the Making
Bookshare received lots of coverage in 2011 about Read2Go, the District of Columbia Public Schools showcase, some stories from members, the Texas Accessible Books Project and other stories. Below are some highlights:
District Administration - Bookshare Chosen as Readers' Choice Top 100
Skoll Foundation - Benetech's Bookshare Wins Award from U.S Department of Education
DAISY Planet - Benetech Exceeds Goals and Receives New Funding
August and September, 2011
Global Accessibility News - Accessible E-Book Reader, Read2Go, and First Update Now Available
Maryland Assistive Technology Network - Inspiring Teachers Use Accessible Reading Materials
Positively Minnesota - Megan Bening's Story
June and July, 2011
ACB, The Braille Forum - MLK Library, DCPS and BRS Unite to Help Students with Print Disabilities
Independence Today - Technology Push Aims to Help Students with Print Disabilities
ATech News - Bookshare Showcases Student Technology
March, April and May, 2011
Disabled World - Free Accessible Book Initiative
Access Text News - Free, Federally Funded Initiative Demonstrated by DCPS Schools
United Cerebral Palsy Newspaper - Bookshare - Making Print Possible
Viewpoints podcast - Bookshare, Skype and accessible kitchen appliances
January and February, 2011
AbledBody - New Apps Sizzle at ATIA 2011
Global Access News - Benetech announces Read2Go, a new accessible e-Book reader app for Apple devices
DAISY Planet - Bookshare Read2Go App Coming Soon
Bookshare Member Stories
Technology Access Media, (TAM), a division of CEC (Council for Exceptional Children), published our story about Lauren Conner.
Dialogue Magazine published a story about the AZ School for the Blind .
ConnSENSE Bulletin - Bookshare: A Passion for Reading
Ed Tech Digest - Sharing Books with Jim Fruchterman
For coverage from other years, please visit our News Archive page.