Announcing our new partnership with Bookshare
As the summer comes to a close, it is time to announce a new partnership that helps us scale our accessibility commitments more quickly to deliver an equitable education experience for more learners. SUNY Press has partnered with Benetech's Bookshare initiative. This partnership ensures that learners of all ages with disabilities and learning differences such as blindness, dyslexia, low-vision, or mobility impairment have access to high-quality education at any stage of their learning journey, whether as a student at an institution of higher education, as an academic researcher, or as an independent lifelong learner. By partnering with Bookshare, the world’s largest accessible ebook collection, we are now able to offer accessible titles in a wide variety of formats, free of charge, to all qualifying students in the United States through the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
Students using SUNY Press' accessible resources can read in the way that works best for them—whether it’s listening to a book, using word-level highlighting, adjusting reading speed, font, and color, or using other tools that customize the reading experience for their individual learning needs. We are thrilled to announce that over 1,700 titles will be available soon in the Bookshare collection, just in time for the start of a new academic year.
This represents another way in which we at SUNY Press value and actively support the commitments of the State University of New York towards student success and diversity, equity and inclusion.