Report: How the Pandemic is Impacting Students With Reading Barriers

In a newly published report, Benetech and Bookshare surveyed more than 800 special education teachers, general education teachers, and reading specialists (who support 10,000+ students with reading barriers such as dyslexia, blindness, and cerebral palsy) about their experience supporting students during the pandemic.

The respondents cited access to internet and access to technology resources as the top factors contributing to a student’s ability to read and learn. More than one out of four said they did not believe their students had the technology and connectivity they needed. Most said their students have not been able to adequately read and learn.

Download the full report to see the data and learn more about how teachers are supporting students with reading barriers during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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