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How to support reading for SPED students in rural communities.

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Free Federally-Funded Audiobooks

How to support reading for SPED students in rural communities.

Bookshare can help you support your SPED students

You’ve got a million things going on right now.

Are you struggling to provide equal learning opportunities for special education students during COVID-19 school closures? This is a particular challenge for students in rural communities that need one-on-one support.

Bookshare can help you.

Bookshare is a free ebook library that empowers struggling readers to read in ways that work for them. Students with learning disabilities can access books in easy-to-read formats like audio and audio + highlighted text, large font, and can customize their reading experience to suit their learning style. And with over 850,000 titles, your child is sure to find the books they want for school AND fun while reading at home.

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Students can read their way

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How Bookshare helps SPED students in rural communities

How Bookshare helps SPED students in rural communities

What do educators and parents have to say about Bookshare?

"I love Bookshare’s curated Reading Lists which are like virtual bookshelves. They are the #1 time-saving feature because teachers can assign popular books like early readers, Percy Jackson and Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and other favorites with a few clicks."

Mystie R., Executive Director of Assistive Technology of Alaska

"Using the technology built her confidence, in addition to her competence. That’s huge. It built her belief in herself that she can do anything. LenaMarie’s quality of life has improved tremendously, and she is much more confident now that she can read on her own."

Parents of LenaMarie, Bookshare Member

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To join Bookshare, students must have a qualifying reading barrier like dyslexia, blindness, low vision, retinitis pigmentosa, or cerebral palsy. Membership is FREE for U.S. students and schools with qualifying disabilities.

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We believe that access to information is a universal human right. Yet more than ninety percent of books and published materials cannot be read by people with disabilities. Our work is focused on making reading accessible to everyone around the world.

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