Global Digital Development Forum

Join 120+ captivating talks and sessions, peer networking opportunities, and technology demos showcasing community-driven sessions that explore digital development challenges and opportunities.

Global Digital Development Forum
A child reads a book from the Global Digital Library on a smartphone.

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development will deliver the following presentations at the Global Digital Development Forum 2021:

Literacy and Learning Without Limits: The Tools You Need to Ensure Children with Disabilities are Included in Your Reading Programs: Joshua Josa, USAID; Georgine Auma, eKitabu; Yvette Iyadedee, Kitabu; Homiyar Mobedji, Benetech; Aimee Reeves, School-to-School International; Kristina Solum, School-to-School International; Paul Frank, SIL LEAD; and Truc Nguyen, WAY Platform

  • Wednesday, May 5, 5:00 p.m. GMT / 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Are children with disabilities in your country or project being excluded from opportunities to learn to read–in and out of school–because there’s a severe shortage of books they can use or you don’t have tools to assess these children? See open source resources like book creation software, online libraries, books, reading assessments and more, developed by winners of the All Children Reading Grand Challenge for low-resource contexts. Find an arsenal of solutions to improve the availability and creation of accessible books, conduct reading assessments for children with disabilities, and tools to change how you produce or procure books to ensure every child can use every book.