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TCEA technotes

Texas High School Bookshare Member Prepares for Transition to College

EdNet Insight

Bookshare Adds Its 400,000th Title Benetech Partners with New York Public Library 

Special Education Guide 

Free eBooks for Students with Print Disabilities 

Cardboard Box Adventures 

Bookshare Making Books Accessible to Everyone 


Closing the Gap 

Bookshare and Assistive Technology Help Young Adult Pursue Dreams

TCEA technotes

Top 100 Picture Books with Image Descriptions Now in Bookshare

Silicon Valley Business Journal

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, Now Economist, Appreciates Bookshare's Vast Collection


Interview with Texas Outreach Coordinator Matt Hattoon and Robbi Cooper, mother of Bookshare member Ben Cooper, about Bookshare and dyslexia for a morning television segment  

Knowledge Quest 

What School Librarians Should Know About Bookshare 


The Daisy Planet 

AVH Partners with Bookshare

PR Web

Bookshare Accessible Library Celebrates Exponential Growth in Collection and Membership to Advance Reading Equality for Individuals with Print Disabilities

Daily Freeman News

Mid-Hudson ophthalmologist develops iPad app to help patients with retinal diseases read again

Library Journal

HathiTrust Verdict Could Transform University Access for the Blind


Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities

 Accessible Books Provide Reading Fun, Fantasy and Facts!

Huffington Post

The Full Impact of Impact Sourcing

U.S. Dept. Of Education

OSERS Michael Yudin to Observe College Program to See How Bookshare Helps Students with Disabilities

Smart Kids with LD

 Parent Becomes Practitioner for Child with Dyslexia (Perkins)

 Literacy Made Accessible! Finding Free Braille & Audio Books Through Bookshare

School Library Journal – The Digital Shift

 Bookshare Launches New eBook Tools for Kids with Print Disabilities

Cerebral Palsy Family Network

 Christmas iPad, Digital Books Open New World of Learning

National Center for Learning Disabilities

 Can Audio or Digital Books Improve Your Child’s Learning Outcome – Part I and II


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."

Some of the articles about the new five-year, Bookshare and Innovation for Education Award were:

EdTech Times - Silicon Valley’s Benetech wins “Bookshare and Innovation for Education” grant

ESchool News - 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

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  - Tammy Irvine connects more students with resources - Rochester teacher honored with national award

SBY News  National Nonprofit ‘Bookshare’ Congratulates Assistive Technology Specialist, Stephanie Caceres, For Exemplary Service To District

Annapolis Patch - Annapolis Woman Helps Students with Print Disabilities

May coverage highlighted the Poet image description tool:

eSchool News covers Poet.

The DAISY Consortium also covers Poet

Future Reflections posts thorough article about Bookshare

April highlights:

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

AFB: Congratulating Bookshare on its 10th Anniversary

January and February, 2012

Technology and Learning reviews Read2Go  Read2Go

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:


December, 2011

EdWeek - Digital Book Sharing Unlocks Print for Students


October, 2011

Yahoo Business  - Bookshare Passes 150,000 Student Members and 125,000 Titles -Wins Award to Extend Innovative Tools

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

NCTI - Digital Accessible Media in the Classroom

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


March, April and May, 2011

Disabled World - Free Accessible Book Initiative

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

AT-MAC - Putting Books On The iPad

Spectronics Blog - Bookshare, Read:OutLoud 6 and the Read2Go App: exciting news for Bookshare Members

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 .


About Bookshare

Ed Tech Digest - Sharing Books with Jim Fruchterman


For coverage from other years, please visit our News Archive page.