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Accessible Books for Students with Disabilities

 
$745
$4,315
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Summary

Adding more accessible textbooks and supplemental reading material for K-12 students with visual and learning disabilities to the Bookshare.org online collection.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Fewer than 5% of books are produced in formats that are accessible to people who have visual or learning disabilities. To read other books, more than three million US residents, including one million students, are forced to laboriously scan them into computers. In particular, K-12 students need accessible textbooks and outside reading material. Schools are legally required to offer textbooks in these formats, but access is often inadequate and little supplemental reading is made available.

How will this project solve this problem?

To purchase and scan 100 books that have been requested by teachers and parents. Ten of these will be textbooks that will be proofread for perfect text accuracy. All 100 will be shared nationwide through the Bookshare.org online collection.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project will help to develop a core collection of K-12 books to serve students with disabilities.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $745

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $745 .  The original project funding goal was $5,060.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Funded

Thanks to 2 donors like you, a total of $745 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

Benetech

Palo Alto, CA, United States
http://www.benetech.org

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