Contacts:


Ann Harrison, Benetech, 415-637-5262, ann.h@benetech.org


Valerie C. Chernek, Bookshare, 410-871-2670, valeriec@bookshare.org


 


November 20, 2009, Palo Alto, CA-- The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has awarded Bookshare $100K in supplemental funding to create the first accessible versions of open content digital textbooks. The initial planned conversion of open content textbooks, which are distributed freely under a license selected by the author, are math and science textbooks approved for California students.


 


California is leading the nation in encouraging the use of free, open content textbooks. Under the direction of the Governor, Secretary of Education, and Superintendent of Public

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