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George Kerscher Joins Benetech as Senior Advisor for Global Literacy

2016 September 22
by Amaya Webster

A head shot of George Kerscher.We are thrilled to announce that George Kerscher has joined Benetech as Senior Advisor for Global Literacy! An icon in the industry, having begun his IT innovations in 1987, George brings a wealth of experience and long-time leadership in the accessible information field. “We are extremely pleased to welcome George to Benetech and Bookshare,” said Brad Turner, Vice President of Global Literacy at Benetech. “His technology vision and deep experience will continue to advance our accessibility approach at Benetech, namely making information not only accessible, but also fully functional for persons who are blind or have a print disability.”

George’s responsibilities will include strategy and planning for higher education and libraries as well as projects for the visually impaired as part of Benetech’s Bookshare and Born Accessible initiatives to make all ebooks fully accessible when they are first created. Needless to say, we here at DIAGRAM are also extremely excited to have George on board in this new capacity and are eager to see how the Born Accessible work will continue to develop with his contributions. He will of course also continue the fantastic standards work he has been shepherding for the DIAGRAM community as well. The official press release can be read on the Benetech Blog.

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