eKitabu

Widening access to books in accessible formats, and working with teachers, community members and caregivers to bring awareness to accessible ICT.

eKitabu
Students in Africa learn sign language through eKitabu's Digital Story Time featuring packages of sign language video storybooks.

Widening access to books in accessible formats, and working with teachers, community members and caregivers to bring awareness to accessible ICT.


Project Name

Supporting children with disabilities to build literacy in and out of school

Location Implemented

Rwanda

Technology Used

Assistive Technology, Software/Apps

Competition Entered

UnrestrICTed Challenge

Reading Skill Targeted

Pre-Reading, Reading

Status

Winner

Collaborators/Partners

Rwandan Disabled Persons Organizations, Save the Children Rwanda, Benetech

The Challenge

In Rwanda, the lack of accessible teaching and learning materials for learners with disabilities is often a major barrier to access and inclusion. Learners with visual disabilities often have to wait for braille materials, while learners who are deaf or hard of hearing lack access to materials in Rwandan Sign Language and are unable to participate in mainstream classrooms where learning is conducted in spoken language.

The Big Idea

eKitabu will collaborate with Rwandan DPOs, former ACR GCD awardee Benetech, education organizations from the public and private sector, and the government to widen access to books in accessible formats. eKitabu will also work with teachers, community members and caregivers to bring awareness to accessible ICT and how children with disabilities can actively participate in education using accessible digital books.

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Connect with the Innovator

Website

https://eKitabu.com

Organization Type

For Profit

Headquarters

Nairobi, Kenya