Succeeding in the World of Work


Succeeding in the World of Work is a fully accessible e-book on workplace preparation designed for participants with visual impairments and other disabilities.

What This Includes

Skills addressed: Cultural Competence, Workplace Skills, Interpersonal Communication, Understanding & Using Workplace Technology


  • A downloadable workforce preparation textbook
  • Integrated assistive technology features for high accessibility, including audio track, karaoke-style highlighting, Braille and large font

Key Takeaways

  • The ebook can be downloaded to all devices, including computers, Chromebooks, tablets, smartphones, assistive technology devices, and more.
  • The Bookshare service and all 1 million+ titles are free to qualifying students with disabilities, but proof of disability is required, in the form of an individual education plan (IEP) or verification provided by a licensed professional. For further details, review the eligibility guidelines
  • Individuals who do not meet the qualifications for a free membership to the library may purchase one for a small yearly fee for unlimited book access (but proof of disability is still required).
  • Whether working with individuals or groups, this ebook could be a valuable addition to the workplace preparation curriculum and help programs comply with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements.

Bookshare is an ebook library that makes reading easier. Members can access a huge collection of ebooks and “read their way” with the most customizable e-books for people with reading barriers. The library has more than one million. It includes books for school, career, and reading pleasure, as well as titles in more than 34 languages. Thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), Bookshare is free for all qualified U.S. students and schools. Bookshare’s current funding award from the Department of Education is also referred to as the BUILD (Benetech Unlocks Individualized Learning Delivery) Center.


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