Library platforms and book collections accessible to children who are blind/low vision.
Expanding Born Accessible Books in Asia
Assistive Technology, Software/Apps
Book Boost: Access for All Challenge
Reading Skill Targeted
Dria Manungall, SIGAB, Humanity & Inclusion, IKAPI, Litara Foundation and Benetech
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
Building on the successful launch of Asia's first free, open-source library of children's books, The Asia Foundation's Books for Asia team proposed making the library platform and book collection accessible to children who are blind/low vision--starting with Indonesia in 2018 and scaling to other developing countries in the region.
Let’s Read – Digital Library of Children’s Books
An early learning app that aims to teach all children early reading, writing and math.
Blogs and Media
Research and Resources
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