eKitabu

Studio KSL helps the deaf community and local content creators in Kenya integrate sign language videos into literacy content.

eKitabu

Studio KSL helps the deaf community and local content creators in Kenya integrate sign language videos into literacy content.


Project Name

Studio KSL

Location Implemented

Kenya

Technology Used

Assistive Technology

Competition Entered

Sign On For Literacy Prize

Reading Skill Targeted

Reading Environment

Status

Finalist

Amount Award

Up to $250,000

Collaborators/Partners

Deaf Ability Initiative and The Kenya Society for Deaf Children

The Challenge

Of the estimated 32 million deaf children globally, 80% do not have access to education and only 2% receive education in sign language. Without early access to language, children fail to develop social and cognitive skills at the same rate as their peers, hindering their ability to learn to read and write and isolating them from society over the course of their lives.

The Big Idea

eKitabu launched Studio KSL (Kenyan Sign Language) to help the Deaf community and local content creators integrate sign language videos into early grade readers and produce visual children's storybooks in support of Kenya's new Inclusive Education policy. Investing to set up Studio KSL and streamline production with Deaf actors will lower the cost of producing quality visual storybooks and help to document regional differences in Kenyan Sign Language.

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Connect with the Innovator

Website

http://www.ekitabu.com/

Organization Type

For Profit

Headquarters

Nairobi, Kenya

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