eKitabu

Catalyzing the born accessible book chain to create a library of open source, accessible digital titles and providing an open standards based toolkit for local content developers.

eKitabu

Catalyzing the born accessible book chain to create a library of open source, accessible digital titles and providing an open standards based toolkit for local content developers.


Project Name

Driving Local Development of Born Accessible Titles in Kenya

Location Implemented

Global

Technology Used

Assistive Technology, Software/Apps

Competition Entered

Book Boost: Access for All Challenge

Reading Skill Targeted

Reading Environment

Status

Winner

Amount Award

$162,000

Collaborators/Partners

Digital Literacy Trust

The Challenge

Despite the importance of books in boosting foundational literacy skills, for the estimated 19 million children globally who are blind or have low vision, or the millions of children with other disabilities that impact their use of traditionally printed materials, the shortage of quality books in accessible formats is severe. Increasing the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of creating accessible books in the title development phase ("born accessible") is critical to increasing the number of accessible books.

The Big Idea

eKitabu will catalyze the born accessible book chain in Kenya to create a library of open source, accessible digital titles, adapting its open standards based toolkit for local content developers. A Content Development Challenge with prizes for local developers will create new, born-accessible content for the new Kenyan curriculum.

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Research and Resources

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Website

http://www.ekitabu.com/

Organization Type

For Profit

Headquarters

Nairobi, Kenya

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