Mr. Jim Goes to Washington (and New York, and Nairobi, and Seoul, and Kampala, and Boston…)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I started doing this back in 2007 , when we won our first big federal contract for Bookshare, to take it from 3,000 students back then to more than 350,000 students now. Student privacy. Benetech is going to be able to comply with any reasonable legislation around student privacy, and we’re supportive of improved privacy standards. Carol’s social enterprise in Nairobi employs over 100 students working to proofread books for our Bookshare digital library.

Guam and the Consortium

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Japan is the biggest source of tourists for Guam, with growing numbers from other Asian nations like South Korea. The FSM, which is made up of four distinct island states (Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk and Yap) sent teams from each of their states as well as the national government. Not quite ready for students, yet! By the end of the meeting, all nine entities had signed up for Bookshare.org and we're looking forward to getting their students the books they need

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