Betsy Beaumon

Betsy Beaumon
VP and General Manager of Literacy Program, Benetech

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Betsy Beaumon has served for more than twenty years as a technology executive and entrepreneur. She is a former Senior Director for BEA Systems, Inc. and managed international e-business initiatives for Cisco Systems, Inc. In 1995, she founded Social Online Service, the first web-based information and referral service for social service organizations. As Executive Director of the company, Betsy was an early supporter of Web accessibility standards.

Betsy was also one of the founders of TradeBeam Inc., a provider of global trade management software services. She began her career in engineering, then moved into product management for GTE and Lam Research Corporation.

Betsy brings an extensive background managing high growth organizations to her leadership of the Benetech Literacy Program. Her past experience in operations, marketing, product management, services, training and strategic partnerships supports the ongoing expansion of Benetech’s Bookshare and Route 66 Literacy projects.

Betsy earned a BSEE from Northwestern University. Active in volunteer work, Betsy has taught English classes to adult students in Tanzania.

Sessions

Make Astor Ballroom
Betsy Beaumon (Benetech), Adam Witwer (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), George Kerscher (Daisy Consortium), Larry Goldberg (National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH (NCAM)), Katie Cunningham (Cox Media Group)
Enhanced eBooks are posing a fresh challenge to making “books” fully accessible for readers with print disabilities. This panel will discuss the opportunities and challenges of accessible multimedia, presenting Benetech’s DIAGRAM Center, an initiative to create tools and processes for publishers to build in image accessibility for a full range of media types. Read more.
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Ingram Content Group
  • COPIA
  • codeMantra
  • Impelsys Inc.
  • SPi Global
  • Baker & Taylor
  • Blackboard
  • Bowker
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Innodata
  • Jouve North America
  • MarkLogic
  • Newgen KnowledgeWorks
  • Océ North America
  • Temis
  • Aptara
  • Atex
  • LibreDigital
  • Media Services Group
  • MarkLogic
  • Smashwords, Inc.

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