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Benetech’s Communities are the Engines that Power Our Work

By posted in Bookshare, Benetech, Human Rights Program, Global Literacy, Benetech Labs, DIAGRAM, Code Alliance on April 26, 2017 at 3:46pm

Volunteers come in all shapes and sizes and contribute in a myriad of ways. At Benetech, we rely on an army of volunteers, advisors, mentors, ambassadors, experts, working groups, and community leaders to help us achieve our mission, which is to empower communities by creating scalable technology solutions. Without their collective expertise and skills, the reach and impact of our work would not be as great. Thank you to all of the volunteers and community members who advance our software for social good mission.

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Benetech Showcases Leading Edge Literacy Initiatives at 32nd Annual CSUN Conference

By posted in Bookshare, Benetech, Global Literacy, DIAGRAM on February 23, 2017 at 1:35pm

Assistive technology — whether it’s a mobile app or a modified wheelchair — can transform the lives of people with disabilities. The latest in the field of assistive technology will be the focus of the world’s largest gathering of people who develop or use assistive technology, taking place at the 32nd Annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference from February 27-March 3 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. The Benetech team is excited to have a significant presence at the conference and showcase the latest developments in three key initiatives dedicated to making literacy accessible to all.

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Benetech and the American Library Association Team Up at SXSW to Share Expertise on 3D Printing for Diverse Learners

By posted in Announcements, Global Literacy, DIAGRAM on April 4, 2016 at 12:01pm

At the recent 2016 South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, Benetech teamed up with the American Library Association (ALA) to present a session titled: “No More Yoda Heads: 3D printing 4 Diverse Learners.” Lisa Wadors Verne, Benetech Program Manager of Education Research and Partnerships, and Charlie Wapner, an information policy analyst for the ALA […]

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Convening Communities for Good: On the Frontier of 3D Printing for Accessible Education

By posted in Benetech, DIAGRAM on June 26, 2015 at 3:38pm

The rise of 3D printing technology and its increasing availability in schools, libraries, and museums presents new opportunities to improve learning and accessibility in a variety of educational contexts. Benetech was therefore delighted to convene the first major national forum of its kind devoted solely to the topic of 3D printing for accessible educational materials. Held at the Tech Museum of innovation in San Jose, the three-day national meeting brought together over forty-five practitioners and end users in the fields of 3D printing technology and services, accessible education, tactile learning modalities, library and museum services, and educational content.

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Towards Accessible Online Content for All: Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2014

By posted in DIAGRAM on May 15, 2014 at 11:58am

Today, May 15 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day—a day intended to get people talking, thinking, and learning about digital accessibility for people with disabilities. This is an opportunity to share what Benetech’s DIAGRAM Center is doing to ensure that digital content is accessible to all. The DIAGRAM Center is working at the frontier of accessible publishing and online content by making it easier, faster, and cheaper to create and use accessible digital images. One of the many emerging technologies we are researching is 3D printing for accessible educational materials.

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Stanford Social Innovation Review Covers Benetech’s Poet Application

By posted in DIAGRAM on November 13, 2012 at 11:27pm

Poet Supports Crowdsourced Image Descriptions in Accessible Books The Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) has published a profile of Benetech’s Poet open source web application which allows users to create and edit crowdsourced image descriptions in books used by students with print disabilities. Published in the fall issue of SSIR, the story notes that fewer than five percent of […]

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San Francisco ABC Affiliate Airs Segment Profiling the Benetech Poet Tool

By posted in Bookshare, DIAGRAM on August 9, 2012 at 11:28pm

Describes How Poet Supports Crowdsourcing of Image Descriptions in Accessible Books San Francisco ABC affiliate KGO-TV has broadcast a story profiling Benetech’s Poet open source web application. Poet supports the creation and editing of crowdsourced image descriptions in books used by students with print disabilities. Entitled, Power of Crowdsourcing Helps Blind See the Internet, reporter Jonathan […]

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Benetech Releases Software Tool to Support Crowdsourcing of Image Descriptions in Accessible Books

By posted in Announcements, DIAGRAM on May 10, 2012 at 11:16pm

The Benetech DIAGRAM Center has released an open source web application to create and edit crowdsourced image descriptions in books used by students with print disabilities. The Poet application developed by DIAGRAM can help level the playing field by making otherwise inaccessible graphic content available for students and other readers with disabilities. Poet supports image descriptions for electronic books […]

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Benetech Releases Image Description Tool to Improve Accessibility of Graphical Content for Students with Print Disabilities

By posted in Press Releases, DIAGRAM on May 10, 2012 at 10:57pm

Poet Open Source Web Application Allows Crowdsourcing of Image Descriptions in Accessible Books FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – CONTACT US May 10, 2012, Palo Alto, CA — The Benetech DIAGRAM Center has released an open source web application for creating and editing crowdsourced image descriptions in books used by students with print disabilities. DIAGRAM, which stands for Digital Image and Graphics […]

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