Beneficent Technology Inc

Rating: 4.77 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Education, Human Services, International

Location: 480 S California Ave Suite 201 Palo Alto CA 94306 USA

Mission: Benetech develops innovative and effective technology applications for unmet social needs.
Results: * Global Literacy: is the world's largest accessible digital library of copyrighted materials for people with print disabilities. As of January 2015, Bookshare serves more than 330,000 members with a collection of over 320,000 accessible ebooks. See more at: * Human Rights: Our Martus software has been downloaded by thousands of users from 60+ countries. Collectively, the Martus user community has secured hundreds of thousands of narrative accounts of human rights violations (that we know of). Our Human Rights Field Team has trained hundreds of groups and individuals, in over 40 countries, on how to use Martus to help capture these stories and, more broadly, on information management, digital safety and documentation best practices. See more at:
Target demographics: people with disabilities; human rights actors, journalists, and civil society organizations; environmental professionals; and social enterprises.
Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 330,000 members with print disabilities and learning differences (the majority of whom are U.S. students); human rights activists and groups around the world.
Geographic areas served: worldwide
Programs: • Benetech’s Global Literacy Program: extends technology tools and services that provide access to information for people who have disabilities that prevent them from using standard print, such as those with visual impairments, like blindness; learning differences, like dyslexia; or physical disabilities, like cerebral palsy. • Benetech’s Human Rights Program: provides secure, open information management and data collection technology for rights defenders, activists, journalists, and civil society practitioners. • Benetech’s Environment Program: explores technology solutions to help communities address sustainability challenges. • Benetech Labs: develops new product ideas for social enterprise technology applications .
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Rating: 5 stars  

Bookshare has been instrumental in helping my son obtain books that he can read or have read to him. He is Dyslexic and reads slower, skips words, and changes words when reading. Bookshare has helped him enjoy many books that he would not have read. Thank you for all you do! You are a true blessing!

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