Which students qualify for free subscriptions underwritten by OSEP?

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has funded access to Bookshare for all U.S. print-disabled students in K-12, post-secondary, graduate and continuing education classes. Read more about the OSEP award here: Benetech Wins Five Year Award.

Here is some information on what qualifies as a class:

We include students who are enrolled in classes which are offered by an educational institution, are on-going for a period of at least a month and are part of a course of study or curriculum that follow a named set of course-work. This includes distance education.

Examples of classes that qualify: 

  • Classes that lead to a degree or certificate 
  • Professional development courses
  • Guide dog classes 
  • Computer training classes 
  • Hadley School distance education classes 

Examples of activities that don't qualify: 

  • Short courses (<1 month duration) 
  • 1:1 tutoring or training 
  • Non-academic courses such as an exercise classes