RNIB Bookshare is a partnership between the Royal National Institute of Blind people based in the UK, and Benetech, a US enterprise providing a library of accessible books. In a talk at the Royal Astronomical Society, Stacy Rowe — RNIB Bookshare Manager — set the scene for the one day conference. She accurately and ambitiously outlined some of the challenges involved in accessing STEM subjects as a member of the VI community and presented some of the findings of RNIB research into the attainment levels of young people with visual impairments. Stacy’s talk on her personal experiences, and an anecdote on why she decided to take a mathematics course, inspired everyone. There was little to be said after her excellent talk. The Grapheel team is most certainly looking forward to keeping in touch with Stacy and working together.
NanoTip: RNIB Bookshare — STEM books for Everyone