Today’s guest post is by Betsy Beaumon CEO of Benetech and keynote at SSP’s annual meeting this year. She shares her passion for technology solutions to accessibility, and for making the scholarly publishing world more inclusive of people with disabilities.
Betsy Beaumon is CEO of Benetech, the leading software for social good nonprofit. As Benetech’s CEO, she is responsible for driving the vision and growth of all Benetech initiatives including Bookshare, the world’s largest online provider of accessible books for people with reading barriers such as cerebral palsy, dyslexia, or visual impairment. Through this initiative, Benetech has delivered over 15 million accessible ebooks, enabling people to further their education, develop professional skills, and engage more fully in their communities. A social entrepreneur and engineer, Betsy defined the concept of “Born Accessible,” a vision where all digital content is made accessible to everyone when created.