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Founded Year

1983

Stage

Grant - IV | Alive

Total Raised

$40K

About Benetech

Benetech is a nonprofit organization focused on the intersection of technology and social good, operating primarily in the education sector. The company provides software solutions and services that aim to make education and information accessible to all, with a particular emphasis on supporting individuals with learning differences or disabilities. Their offerings include accessible learning materials, teacher training resources, and technology tools designed to integrate into existing instructional routines. It was founded in 1983 and is based in Palo Alto, California. Benetech operates as a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs, Chicago Growth Partners, and Golub Capital.

Headquarters Location

480 California Avenue Suite 201

Palo Alto, California, 94306,

United States

650-644-3400

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Benetech Patents

Benetech has filed 13 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • bulk material handling
  • granularity of materials
  • chemical processes
patents chart

Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

8/24/2021

12/6/2022

Minivans, Granularity of materials, Chemical processes, Eremophila (plant), Soil mechanics

Grant

Application Date

8/24/2021

Grant Date

12/6/2022

Title

Related Topics

Minivans, Granularity of materials, Chemical processes, Eremophila (plant), Soil mechanics

Status

Grant

Latest Benetech News

KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd. Joins Benetech's Global Certified Accessible (GCA) Program

Jan 3, 2024

Glen Allen, VA – WEBWIRE – Wednesday, January 3, 2024 Creating content that is ‘born accessible’ opens new opportunities to expand the reach of publications beyond the page and screen. The same technologies and guidelines that improve access to materials for people with visual or hearing impairments, limited mobility, perceptual and cognitive differences can also help publishers connect with new audiences and markets. We are proud that Benetech has recognized our workflows as vital to furthering the mission of accessibility for all. —Atul Goel, KGL KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd. (KGL), the leader in transformative content solutions, has been named a Benetech Global Certified Accessible TM (GCA) vendor. A global social enterprise nonprofit, Benetech focuses on providing equitable opportunities for all learners and issues this certification to vendors who produce files that meet a full range of accessibility features required to support the needs of all readers, including those with disabilities and learning differences. Benetech’s GCA certification program is the first-ever, third-party EPUB certification program to verify eBook accessibility. As an approved vendor, KGL has demonstrated success consistently producing files in accordance with Benetech’s GCA certification standard, meeting the EPUB Accessibility 1.0 Conformance and Discovery specification and exceeding a publishing standard level of WCAG 2.0 AA. As a top industry provider of cutting-edge content solutions, KGL has long been a champion of digital equality, designing and developing digital products that are born accessible. KGL has decades of experience offering expansive accessibility services: comprehensive accessibility evaluation of digital assets, accessibility remediation of web, PDF, ePub, art, interactivities, and media; and accessibility integrated workflows to develop born accessible digital products, learning courses, videos, and interactive content. Evaluating KGL’s files in depth to check for over one hundred accessibility features, Benetech determined they are free of all WCAG violations and exceeded a “Benetech Born Accessible score” of at least 80% to earn the GCA designation. Assessments include page navigation and logical reading order; alt text for images; use of landmarks and semantic markup; tables, links, and lists that are correctly marked up; and correct accessibility metadata. Atul Goel, President of KGL commented, “Creating content that is ‘born accessible’ opens new opportunities to expand the reach of publications beyond the page and screen. The same technologies and guidelines that improve access to materials for people with visual or hearing impairments, limited mobility, perceptual and cognitive differences can also help publishers connect with new audiences and markets. We are proud that Benetech has recognized our workflows as vital to furthering the mission of accessibility for all.” About Benetech Benetech believes that equitable access to education is a human right. Our technology and services break down systemic barriers and empower all learners regardless of ability. Around the world, we partner with local communities to expand inclusive and equitable education opportunities. To date we have delivered more than 20 million accessible books through our Bookshare initiative, helping over 1.5 million students, jobseekers, and adults to read, learn, and pursue their dreams. Visit www.benetech.org and www.bookshare.org. About KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd. KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd. (KGL) is the premier industry provider of editorial, peer review, production, management consulting, online hosting, and transformative solutions for every stage of the content lifecycle. KGL serves the STMS, educational publishing, and eLearning markets from content creation through distribution of print and digital products. A division of CJK Group, Inc., KGL unites content and technology expertise with over 200 years of experience serving the publishing market and is powered by state-of-the-art, intelligent solutions and delivery platforms including Smart Suite and PubFactory . For more information, please visit www.kwglobal.com . ( Press Release Image: https://photos.webwire.com/prmedia/46406/316090/316090-1.png )

Benetech Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Benetech founded?

    Benetech was founded in 1983.

  • Where is Benetech's headquarters?

    Benetech's headquarters is located at 480 California Avenue, Palo Alto.

  • What is Benetech's latest funding round?

    Benetech's latest funding round is Grant - IV.

  • How much did Benetech raise?

    Benetech raised a total of $40K.

  • Who are the investors of Benetech?

    Investors of Benetech include Lavelle Fund, Cisco Foundation, Stupski Foundation, Fidelity Charitable Trustees' Initiative, Dignity Health and 8 more.

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