Scott Rains as a Benetech Fellow


One of the recurring themes on this blog has been the need for accessible information for travelers . 

In part that means information that address details of interest to travelers with disabilities. In part it means having travel information in formats that those with disabilities can access.

An organization that is a pioneer in building resources for those with print-disabilities is Benetech's Bookshare. Some may have followed the series of "travelogues" on these topics here in Travelogues recently. By promoting the DAISY format and building a huge digital library of leisure titles and textbooks Bookshare is a major

Today Benetech posted an announcement of fellowship I have to work with them over the coming six months:

The Bookshare Volunteer Program is very pleased to have the continued assistance of Dr. Scott Rains, the well-known author and consultant on topics about travel and issues in the tourism industry of interest to people with disabilities. The operations team appreciated Scott's energy, creative new approach, and leadership so much that they decided to extend his interim contract and keep him on board as a Fellow. To support the growth of the Volunteer Program, Scott will develop a curriculum and training materials for volunteers, in addition to recruiting volunteers.

Full post at the Bookshare Blog:

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