Remove Accessibility Remove Application Remove Files Remove Library

Share Files and Collaborate Online with Box

Tech Soup Blog

Box.org provides organizations with the Box file-sharing, content management, and collaboration service. You can use Box's cloud-based storage and collaboration tools to replace traditional on-premises file servers and traditional file-sharing processes.

Files 101

Benetech’s New Image Description Tool Improves Accessibility of Graphical Content for Students with Print Disabilities

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This week, Benetech’s DIAGRAM Center has announced the release of an open source web application for creating and editing crowdsourced image descriptions in books used by students with print disabilities. The Poet application developed by DIAGRAM helps level the playing field by making otherwise inaccessible graphic content available for students and other readers who cannot read traditional books. DIAGRAM stands for Digital Image and Graphics Resources for Accessible Materials.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Lawsuit over denying access to a student with learning disabilities

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We're really proud of the rapid growth of our Bookshare online library for people with print disabilities. We're up to more than 125,000 users, with over 95,000 books available, and our users are now accessing content at a rate of more than million downloads per year! That's why it's painful to hear about disputes over denying students with very real print disabilities access to these resources.

Calling All Nonprofits and Libraries — Come Celebrate Creativity

Tech Soup Blog

to showcase your nonprofit or library. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, and void where prohibited.

Guest Post: Nell Taylor on the Chicago Underground Library

Museum 2.0

Last month, I got a chance to talk with Nell Taylor, founder of the Chicago Underground Library. Having only been incorporated for a year and receiving just last week an anonymous donation to cover our 501c3 filing, we still have a little way to go before we get there.

The Case for Copyright Exceptions and Fair Use

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The Chafee Amendment allows authorized nonprofit entities like Benetech to create accessible versions of copyrighted books without the need to request permission from publishers (or pay a royalty) and then to distribute these versions exclusively to people with qualifying disabilities.

Free Webinar Next Week: Assessing the Cloud for Nonprofits and Libraries

Tech Soup Blog

As more applications move to "the cloud," where they can be hosted online and accessed from anywhere, many nonprofits and libraries are wondering whether they should be moving their files, email, or other tech needs to hosted online parties as well. In our free webinar, Assessing the Cloud for Nonprofits and Libraries next Thursday, December 6 at 11 a.m.

Windows MultiPoint Server Frequently Asked Questions

Tech Soup Blog

It is an ideal solution for schools, libraries, small nonprofit offices, and computer labs that are on limited budgets. It is also available as a donation product on TechSoup for eligible nonprofits and libraries. MultiPoint Server will run 32-bit software applications.

Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Server Overview

Tech Soup Blog

Basically it allows one computer to serve several people in a lab or library at very low cost. It is very useful in nonprofits, libraries, schools, telecenters, and any computing lab environment. Installed applications on the host computer appear automatically on all user stations.

FAQ 48

App It Up: Survey Results Roundup

Tech Soup Blog

Thanks to everyone who participated in our surveys and follow-up discussions, we've learned a lot about how nonprofits and libraries are using apps. Libraries and nonprofits are already using apps, mostly to engage patrons or constituents and to perform their daily work.

Manage Group Projects Better with Citrix Podio

Tech Soup Blog

It’s all too easy for group projects to bury teams in mountains of emails and file versions that hold you back from what you’re really trying to get done. free Cloud online collaboration nonprofits libraries cloud computing We get it – completely.

Group 52

Digital Divide Data: our Partner in Laos

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

For example, our Bookshare online library for the blind, uses several different social enterprises to do data entry and proofreading work on textbooks. The DDD student staff people work half days at DDD, proofing textbooks to make them accessible to students with print disabilities.

Laos 247

Bookshare without Borders: #3/3

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Creating the World’s Largest Collection of Accessible Arabic eBooks Access to knowledge is the critical first step on the path to economic, educational, and social development.

Bookshare Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary at Google

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Bookshare, Benetech’s pioneering digital library for people with print disabilities, celebrated its 10th birthday last night with a terrific party that was attended by many of our long-time friends and supporters.

Flash vs. jQuery Slideshows

Beaconfire Wire

While Flash is an embeddable object created in a specific application, jQuery is a JavaScript library that can add a bunch of really neat-o functionality and effects to elements that already exist on the page. There are hundreds of plugins which exist as additional JavaScript files along with the HTML they need to act on that you can simply copy and paste in to your web page to add whatever slideshow you want. Superior accessibility and findability.

Flash 46

Design, Create, and Inspire with Adobe Creative Cloud

Tech Soup Blog

Creative Cloud is the evolution of Creative Suite: a suite of design applications for creating graphics, video, audio, and interactive content for print, the web, and mobile devices. See the full list of applications on Adobe's website.

Adobe 89

Adobe Acrobat XI vs. Adobe Acrobat Pro DC

Tech Soup Blog

Both versions of Acrobat are able to view, create, manage, modify, and print PDF files. They both integrate with other popular document creation applications, like Microsoft Word. Accessibility. In 2015, Adobe released Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.

Adobe 60

Free Office 365 Events Coming to a City Near You

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup and Tech Impact are teaming up to do a series of free one-day events for charities and libraries in October and November called Office 365 Forums. Office 365 is the online version of Microsoft Office that provides your organization with Internet-based access to Office applications.

Your Guide to TechSoup's Cloud Services and Products

Tech Soup Blog

If you need to send large files, such as image albums or reports, to your remote coworkers, try Citrix Sharefile. Because your files are stored in the cloud, you'll save space on your network drives and email inboxes. Cloud Basics for Nonprofits and Libraries.

Moving to the Cloud? Keep These 8 Security Tips in Mind

Tech Soup Blog

Cloud-based applications and services are super convenient. For example, you can use SharePoint to host and share files instead of going with a third-party cloud storage provider like Box. Find Out Who Owns Data You Upload — and Who Can Access It.

Mind 69

Improve Your Photos with the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan

Tech Soup Blog

If your organization needs to regularly modify, enhance, and organize photographs, but has no use for the other web, print, and graphic design applications in Adobe Creative Cloud, the Photography plan delivers just what you need and nothing you don't.

Tips to Maximize Your Nonprofit’s Data Plan

Tech Soup Blog

Real time access to information enables nonprofits to more effectively advance their mission in a rapid response world. But anytime/anywhere access comes with a price, which can vary significantly. How often do your workers need mobile access?

Data 85

Comparing Google Apps to Microsoft Outlook

Idealware

How do the two applications compare in the face of typical nonprofit needs? To find out, we looked at six different areas: Email Functionality, Calendaring, Contact Management, Folder Sharing, Remote and Mobile Access, and Setup and Support. These competing systems are not strictly analogous, and the full Google Apps suite covers most of the scope of two separate Microsoft applications, Outlook and Exchange. Outlook’s mail application is tried, true and familiar.

gMail 72

OneRoof Telecentre Software Launched at the Telecentre.org Spark Conference

Tech Soup Blog

What astonishes me about this field is that there are now approximately 500,000 telecentres in the world with 1 billion users, providing access to the web in libraries, Internet cafes, community technology centers, and other community venues across the globe. Software applications used.

Spain 52

Technology & Community: Strategic Options for Building Movements

Amy Sample Ward

Yes we have an accessible and attention span limited world thanks in great deal to the internet. As an example, let’s think about a community library. Stop filing and attaching and saving and start sharing.

Build 234

Citrix Online Returns

Tech Soup Blog

Eligible nonprofits and libraries can now access discounted rates for Citrix Online's web conferencing and remote desktop services. Or you can access your organization's computers from home, while traveling, or after normal business hours. Not sure which web conferencing tool makes sense for your nonprofit or library? Desktop sharing : Show attendees your entire computer screen or just one specific application. Remote Access.

Hidden Gems for Nonprofits in the TechSoup Catalog

Tech Soup Blog

We'll kick this off with a completely original, new, and free fundraising service for charities, churches, and libraries. It is useful for any charities and libraries that are moving to Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint, or OneDrive for Business for document management.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 vs. Adobe Photoshop CC

Tech Soup Blog

If you need to perform basic image editing, organize your photos for quick access, and post them online, Photoshop Elements will likely have everything you need. Windows and Mac (choice of which to install in application manager). Open files with Smart Objects layers.

Adobe 53

Networking Your Nonprofit: The Basics

Tech Soup Blog

Your desktop computers, file server, wireless access point, and a data backup device — if you have one — all connect out from your switch. These free you from having to be at home or at your desk to access information online. So, What Is a Network?

Your Guide to TechSoup's Cloud Services and Products

Tech Soup Blog

If you need to send large files, such as image albums or reports, to your remote coworkers, try Citrix Sharefile. Because your files are stored in the cloud, you'll save space on your network drives and email inboxes. Cloud Basics for Nonprofits and Libraries.

MyFax Adds Print-to-Fax and Offers Free Business Cards

Tech Soup Blog

MyFax, which Protus makes available to nonprofits and libraries through TechSoup, lets users send and receive faxes through email and eliminates the expense and paper waste of a fax machine, fax server, and dedicated fax line. Current subscribers to MyFax as well as newcomers to the service can now access a free new feature, the MyFax Print-to-Fax Assistant, and receive 250 premium business cards for free.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 vs. Adobe Photoshop CC

Tech Soup Blog

If you need to perform basic image editing, organize your photos for quick access, and post them online, Photoshop Elements will likely have everything you need. Windows and Mac (choice of which to install in application manager). Open files with Smart Objects layers.

Adobe 59

Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 vs. Adobe Photoshop CC

Tech Soup Blog

If you need to perform basic image editing, organize your photos for quick access, and post them online, Photoshop Elements will likely have everything you need. Windows and Mac (choice of which to install in application manager). Open files with Smart Objects layers.

Adobe 48

Reach for the Cloud with Microsoft Services

Tech Soup Blog

Check back throughout the month for blog posts, webinars, and dispatches from around the world on cloud computing for nonprofits, NGOs, and public libraries. You can keep a private backup, share documents and photo albums with friends, or access your files on the go.

Free Office 365 Roadshow Events Are Coming to America

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup Global and Tech Impact are teaming up to do a series of free one-day events for charities and libraries in September called Office 365 Roadshows. It includes hosted email, calendar, video conferencing, and access to your documents and files from anywhere.

Five Things Nonprofits Need To Know About Office 365: The Free Roadshow Events [EDIT]

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup Global and Tech Impact are teaming up to do a series of free one-day events for charities and libraries in September called Office 365 Roadshows. It includes hosted email, calendar, video conferencing, and access to your documents from anywhere.

New Program! Award-Winning Bitdefender Security

Tech Soup Blog

Now available to nonprofits, charities, and libraries through TechSoup, Bitdefender security products protect individual PCs and Macs as well as enterprise networks. These applications have won awards, shone through rigorous testing, and met our strict standards. Drum roll, please!

Award 52

Reduce Travel with Online Collaboration

Tech Soup Blog

This software as a service model of computing has the added environmental and budgetary benefit of needing a less robust computer system, servers, and installed software to host these applications. See a good deal more about the new cloud computing online services and other ways of working collaboratively in the TechSoup article: A Few Good Tools for Sharing Files with Distributed Groups. The TechSoup admin fee for eligible nonprofits and libraries is $40.00.

Say Goodbye to Tedious Spreadsheet Work with ReadyTalk for Salesforce

Tech Soup Blog

ReadyTalk's web and audio conferencing service is available for donation to eligible nonprofits and libraries through TechSoup. The application even makes it easy to create new contact records for registrants and attendees not found in salesforce.com.

Why Upgrade to Office 2013? 4 Compelling Features You'll Want to Know

Tech Soup Blog

Each of the applications included have been through a. all of your documents across all of your Windows devices, so they can be accessed from anywhere. variety of new rich media options to make your documents, presentations, and other files more interactive and engaging.

PDF 48

Nonprofit Technology News: 2013 Year in Review

Tech Soup Blog

This virtual desktop solution connects to a nonprofit or school’s existing computer system very quickly and allows older computers to run Windows 7 and Windows applications as well as new PCs. I’d also modestly recommend our Cloud Basics for Nonprofits and Libraries.

Meet the Experts: Interview with TechImpact’s Sam Chenkin

Tech Soup Blog

It’s pretty hard to make sense of what cloud services your charity or library actually need. I love working with technology – it is a quickly changing field that provides challenging problems and opportunities for real-world application.

Networking Your Nonprofit: Security and Telephony

Tech Soup Blog

Now that you've set up your network, you need to keep it safe, and to think about what it can do beyond file sharing and managing your Internet access. Whether it’s a virus hidden in an email, an unexpected server crash, or someone hacking into online transactions, threats to your nonprofit's or library's data and computers are always there.