has announced it is now offering free and expanded services to a broader group of students with qualifying disabilities such as visual impairments, learning disabilities in reading, and physical disabilities that impact ability to hold and use books. This online community / library allows users to legally download books and periodicals to be read as Braille, large print or synthetic speech.
According to Bookshare.org press releases, the organization recently received a $32 million five-year award from the U.S. Department of Education to significantly expand the availability of accessible digital books and software for reading those books. Over the next five years, Bookshare.org expects to add over 100,000 new book titles and textbooks to its collection.
Audiobooks are just one of many ways to encourage and support students with learning disabilities in reading such as dyslexia, reading comprehension disorders, and basic reading disabilities.
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