Providing training and technology to create and upload accessible supplementary reading materials for students who are blind/low vision.
Reading Beyond Sight
Grant Competition 2014
Reading Skill Targeted
Pre-Reading, Reading Environment
Philippines’ Department of Education (DepEd)
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.
140 students who are blind/low vision in 15 schools throughout the Philippines
Blogs and Media
- Blog // September 2, 2022
Transforming literacy learning spaces with EdTech to improve reading outcomes
Research and Resources
Supporting Technology-Based Innovations to Improve Early Grade Reading Outcomes for Students Who Have Low Vision or are BlindA summary report on the impact and potential for scale of three ACR GCD-funded projects focused on improving reading outcomes of students who have low vision or are blind.
Resources for the Blind Evaluation ReportAn evaluation report on the results of the ACR GCD-funded "Reading Beyond Sight" project implemented by Resources for the Blind in the Philippines.
Resources for the Blind / Amy MojicaACR GCD-funded innovator Resources for the Blind shares their innovation to advocate for and create accessible reading materials for children who are blind/low vision.
The Power of Technology to Improve Literacy for Children with Disabilities in Developing CountriesLearn from School-to-School International and ACR GCD-funded innovators Benetech and Resources for the Blind on the design and impact of edtech projects for children with disabilities.
Resources for the Blind Baseline ReportA baseline early grade reading assessment of students participating in the ACR GCD-funded "Reading Beyond Sight" project in the Philippines.
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