Archive | 2019

ACR GCD innovator Benetech advances as finalist for $10 million award to scale accessible reading platform

ACR GCD funding of Bookshare India project helps position edtech company for Macquarie Group award California-based inclusive edtech company Benetech is one of 12 finalists for a $10 million award that aims to address unmet social needs around the world. The prize, launched by the Australia-based banking and advisory firm Macquarie Group as part of its 50th anniversary, will award a total of $50 million to five of 12 organizations selected as finalists.

ACR GCD talks gaming, digital books in underserved languages, and scaling at CIES 2019

Joining more than 3,600 registrants from 125 countries gathered for the annual Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) conference in San Francisco on April 15-19, ACR GCD shared presentations on our innovative solutions for gaming for literacy, digital books in underserved languages, and scaling edtech for literacy.  

Three innovators to field test solutions to improve literacy outcomes for deaf children in developing countries

Three innovations have risen to the top of a global competition to source technology solutions that increase access to local sign languages and advance language and literacy outcomes for deaf children in developing countries. Today, All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) is pleased to announce that eKitabu, Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Institute for the Deaf (RIT/NTID) and Manos Unidas will advance as finalists in our Sign On For Literacy prize competition.