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How do you engage and accommodate diverse learners to give all students the opportunity to pursue careers in STEM? We'd love to get your insights on what's worked and what hasn't! Leave your insights in the comments!

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A hallmark of Benetech's work is how we engage the #a11y community to develop software for social good. We are thrilled to have Clayton Lewis and his inclusive design expertise join the DIAGRAM Center http://ow.ly/oNBW30ipbx2

I recently sat down with Clayton Lewis, Professor of Computer Science and Fellow at the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, who is serving as an advisor to Benetech’s DIAGRAM Center for six months. Clayton’s expertise in human computer interaction, inclusive des...
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The Handa Center for Human Rights & International... Annual Lecture is tonight! Join Benetech, Stanford University and the IIIM's Catherine Marchi-Uhel to learn about accountability for the most serious crimes committed in Syria. ow.ly/EkXv30imeoZ

The Benetech community spends a lot of time developing and supporting "Software for Social Good." But what exactly is it? Our new blog post has all the answers along with some great examples! ow.ly/E7HV30ihVzC

Software for Social Good 101 Benetech believes that the majority of social enterprises to successfully drive impact at scale during the next decade will have software and data at the core of their service delivery. What is Software for Social Good? It’s software built for or applied to the social ...
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What do you think three certified "geniuses" would say if you asked them how to create more diversity in #STEM education? Well, we asked and have the answers! http://ow.ly/zgTF30igod0 #STEMeducation #STEMlearning #diversity

A powerful conversation on removing barriers to STEM education took place earlier this week at the Commonwealth Club of Silicon Valley with no less than a panel of MacArthur Foundation Fellows also known as MacArthur Geniuses. From learning differences to gender and race issues, the panelists did no...
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A belated congrats to J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans on winning the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the year award. Watt reminds us that we all have a responsibility to make the world a better place, even if it isn't in our job description. http://ow.ly/aXYv30idVcU

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, who raised more than $37 million in just 19 days for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, was awarded Walter Payton Man of the Year honors on Saturday night.
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A friendly reminder: "Move Fast and Break Things’ Doesn’t Work When Lives are at Stake" http://ow.ly/vPUa30idUYq The Guardian

Silicon valley is keen to come up with solutions to save the world, but underestimate the complexity of many human rights issues
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Video Alert: Watch 3 MacArthur Geniuses discuss overcoming barriers to STEM education! With The Posse Foundation, Prakash Labs, EdSurge and Benetech. #STEM

A powerful conversation on removing barriers to STEM education took place earlier this week at the Commonwealth Club of Silicon Valley with no less than a panel of MacArthur Foundation Fellows also known as MacArthur Geniuses. From learning differences to gender and race issues, the panelists did no...
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Bookshare just passed another milestone! Our online accessible library has over 600,000 books in the collection. Benetech is committed to removing barriers to reading for individuals who cannot read standard print. Learn more: https://www.bookshare.org/cms/

This project is supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (Award Number H327D170002). Opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the position of the U.S. Department of Education.
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Congratulations to Benetech's Bookshare for surpassing 600,000 titles in the collection! That's 600,000 books that people who read differently due to dyslexia, blindness, low vision, or a physical disability that interferes with reading can now access with ease!

When you ask 3 MacArthur Geniuses how to make STEM education more inclusive, you get some pretty insightful answers. http://ow.ly/okl530i1pss MacArthur Foundation The Posse Foundation Prakash Labs EdSurge Benetech

That theme set the stage earlier this week for a powerful conversation on diversity in STEM education at the Commonwealth Club of Silicon Valley with no less than a panel of MacArthur Foundation Geniuses. From learning differences to gender and race issues, the panelists did not hold back on their.....
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A big thank you to Debbie Bial of The Posse Foundation, Manu Prakash ofPrakash Lab, Stanford University, @betsy_ Corcoran of EdSurge, and our own Jim Fruchterman for a wonderful @cwclub @macfound panel on overcoming barriers to STEM education. We'll share the audio and video as soon as it's available!

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Excited for tonight's panel discussion with MacArthur fellows at the Commonwealth Club: Breaking Down Barriers to STEM Education. Follow @Benetech for live tweeting. #STEM @cwcclub @macfound http://ow.ly/Fs5A30hVS54

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs are projected to grow 17 percent between 2014 and 2024 compared to just 12 percent for non-STEM related fields. Many of those jobs will reside right here in Silicon Valley. That’s the good news. The bad news is that despite progress, min...
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Looking for some social good inspiration this Sunday? Our new infographic has you covered. Join us in ushering in the Software for Social Good revolution! #software #infographic http://ow.ly/8CvD30hUBW7

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It's a new year and a new you! Check out the special reading list on Bookshare with 25 books to help you be your best self. http://bookshareblog.wpengine.com/…/new-year-new-you-help-…/ [image: Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes]

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