Bookshare.org is an online library for individuals with print disabilities. It is an amazing concept and service that allows qualifying individuals access to works digitally despite the fact that they may be copyrighted. Not only is this service available it is free to qualifying individuals. Those are individuals that are students or organizations such as schools with disabilities. The service allows individuals to download works even bestsellers to be read using adaptive technologies.
We talk about giving all students an opportunity to learn and succeed but how can we expect that from every student if we don’t have the tools to give them the chance? We need to recognize that there are options like Bookshare out there and we need to utilize them!