Enuma

The Sign On For Literacy prize sought technology-based innovations that increase literacy outcomes for deaf children in low resource settings by providing greater access to sign languages, early grade reading materials, and/or reading instruction by engaging families, schools and communities.

Enuma

The Sign On For Literacy prize sought technology-based innovations that increase literacy outcomes for deaf children in low resource settings by providing greater access to sign languages, early grade reading materials, and/or reading instruction by engaging families, schools and communities.


Project Name

Kitkit School: Sign Language Project

Technology Used

Assistive Technology

Competition Entered

Sign On For Literacy Prize

Reading Skill Targeted

Pre-Reading, Reading Environment

Status

Semi-Finalist

Amount Award

$25,000

Collaborators/Partners

Tanzania Sign Language Translation Development Organisation (TSLTD) and the Center for Early Intervention on Deafness (CEID)

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

Kitkit School, a tablet-based early learning program, includes a suite of games, books, videos, and art and music tools to support children in developing countries in learning literacy and math skills independently. Through the Sign On For Literacy prize, Enuma proposed to add a sign language mode to Kitkit School that provides sign language and visual support to the curriculum, enabling deaf children and their communities to access early sign language learning resources.

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Website

http://enuma.com

Organization Type

For Profit

Headquarters

Berkeley, California, US

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