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Benetech Establishes Global Certified Accessible Program to Ensure Content Serves All Students Equally

By posted in Benetech, Press Releases, Announcements on June 22, 2017 at 6:00am

Global Certified Accessible ensures students unable to read standard print due to blindness, low vision, dyslexia, or a physical disability have equal access to the same content as their peers. The program has a global footprint in order to serve students around the world. Benetech developed the certification standards and serves as the lead certification provider for North America. Dedicon provides certification for mainland Europe, Royal National Institute of Blind People for the United Kingdom, and Vision Australia for Australasia.

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The Impact: Software for Social Good

By posted in Benetech, Benetech Labs on May 8, 2017 at 11:16am

Welcome to The Impact, our blog series that spotlights thought leaders pioneering the software for social good ecosystem. At Benetech, we know that the social sector must embrace the power of software and data to realize positive, lasting impact at scale. 

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Introducing Martus 5.2.0

By posted in Benetech, Human Rights Program, Martus on November 28, 2016 at 7:50am

Martus, a Benetech initiative, today unveiled product updates to further empower human rights defenders to document and analyze data in the pursuit of justice and policy reform. Based on feedback from Martus users in over 50 countries, updates include the ability to easily create customized forms for data collection, to export Martus data into various file formats for data analysis, and to import multiple Martus records at a time for richer datasets.

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Benetech Appoints Keith Hiatt to Vice President of Human Rights Program

By posted in Benetech, Human Rights Program, Press Releases, Martus on September 29, 2016 at 9:00am

Benetech, the leading nonprofit empowering communities in need by creating scalable technology solutions, today announced the appointment of human rights technology and policy pioneer Keith Hiatt to the position of Vice President of Benetech’s Human Rights Program. Hiatt will lead Benetech’s efforts to empower human rights defenders aroundKeith Hiatt Headshot the world by providing technology solutions and capacity building.

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Benetech Delivers 10 Million Accessible Ebooks

By posted in Benetech, Press Releases, Global Literacy on September 20, 2016 at 1:47pm

Benetech’s Bookshare technology makes reading possible for over 425,000 individuals unable to read standard print Empowers students and adults to succeed in school, work and social inclusion PALO ALTO, Calif. — Sept. 20, 2016 — Benetech, the leading nonprofit empowering communities in need by creating scalable technology solutions, today announced that over 10 million accessible […]

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