Archive | 2017

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development Unveils New Competition to Ensure All Deaf Children Achieve Literacy

Sign On For Literacy Prize Seeks to Identify and Support Technology-Based Solutions to Improve Literacy and Learning Outcomes for Deaf Children View press release in international sign here View press release in international sign for those with low vision here WASHINGTON and BUDAPEST, November 8, 2017 – All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) today announced the launch of Sign On For Literacy, a new global competition to invest in innovations that increase access to local sign languages and advance language and literacy outcomes for deaf children.

New Global Prize Competition Seeks to Transform Book Publishing through Innovations that Drive Greater Access to Affordable, High Quality Books and Children’s Reading Materials

The Book Boost: Access for All Challenge Seeks Innovations to Reduce the Cost to Produce Digital Reading Materials, Including Books for Children Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision WASHINGTON, D.C., October 26, 2017 – All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) and Pearson’s Project Literacy today launched a global prize competition to spur innovation that optimizes the production process for children’s books, thereby reducing costs and making it easier for publishers to produce high-quality reading materials for all children The Book Boost: Access for All Challenge is expected to increase the worldwide supply of accessible books, particularly for the estimated 19 million children globally who are blind or have low vision, as well as the millions of children with other print disabilities.

All Children Reading and Pearson’s Project Literacy Announce Prize Competition to Increase Global Supply of Accessible Books

WASHINGTON, DC (October 2, 2017) – All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development and Pearson’s Project Literacy today announced an upcoming global prize competition that seeks to increase the global supply of high-quality reading materials accessible for children with print disabilities, including those who are blind or have low vision.

The Amazing Potential of Technology to Level the Playing Field in Global Education

It’s difficult to fathom that in our global interconnected world of information and technological advances, nearly a quarter of a billion children are not learning basic literacy and numeracy skills—whether in school or not. This mass learning deficit poses one of the world’s most daunting challenges, and yet seems ripe for technology-enabled solutions.

EduApp4Syria Competition Launches Unique Literacy Learning Apps That Can Reach Millions of War-Affected Syrian Children

Oslo/Washington, DC (March 20, 2017) – A Norway-led coalition today announced two winners of the EduApp4Syria innovation competition and the worldwide release of open-source Arabic literacy learning games Antura and the Letters and Feed the Monster. Both games are now available for free download through Google Play and the App Store.