Resources for the Blind, Inc.

Providing training and technology to create and upload accessible supplementary reading materials for students who are blind/low vision.

Resources for the Blind, Inc.
A girl with blindness in the Philippines uses a braille reader supplied through the ACR GCD-funded Reading Beyond Sight project by Resources for the Blind, Inc.

Providing training and technology to create and upload accessible supplementary reading materials for students who are blind/low vision.


Project Name

Reading Beyond Sight

Location Implemented

Philippines

Technology Used

Assistive Technology

Competition Entered

Grant Competition 2014

Reading Skill Targeted

Pre-Reading, Reading Environment

Status

Winner

Collaborators/Partners

Philippines’ Department of Education (DepEd)

The Challenge

Despite nationwide enrollment of about 3,000 students who are blind/low vision in inclusive education programs, none of the reading proficiency programs in the Philippines have made reading assessment tools or supplemental reading materials available in an accessible format. This has limited their participation in annual school reading assessments and from using the supplemental reading materials provided by DepEd.

The Big Idea

This project provided students who are blind/low vision access to more than 500 volumes of online supplemental reading materials and lessons (Grade/level 1-3 reading materials in Filipino, English, and 15 Mother Tongue dialects) created by the DepEd as well as other materials created under the Every Child a Reader Program (ECARP) and related programs. The project also provide d assistive technologies and training.

Results

140 students who are blind/low vision in 15 schools throughout the Philippines

Blogs and Media

Research and Resources

Connect with the Innovator

Website

http://www.blind.org.ph/

Organization Type

Non Profit

Headquarters

Manila, Philippines

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