World Education, Inc.

Developing books for beginning readers in six of Nepal’s minority languages using a low-cost, accessible, and linguistically appropriate book title development model.

World Education, Inc.

Developing books for beginning readers in six of Nepal’s minority languages using a low-cost, accessible, and linguistically appropriate book title development model.


Project Name

Reading Equality with Accessible Design (READ)

Location Implemented

Nepal

Technology Used

Assistive Technology, Software/Apps

Competition Entered

Book Boost: Access for All Challenge

Reading Skill Targeted

Reading Environment

Status

Semi-Finalist

Amount Award

$12,000

Collaborators/Partners

Action on Disability Rights and Development (ADRAD Nepal)

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

The READ project proposed to build on the Enabling Writers initiative, through which World Education had already developed a foundation for developing children's books in Nepali and six other Nepal minority languages. READ would incorporate accessibility considerations into title development workshops, engage persons with disabilities, and work with communities and local governments to promote and institutionalize a low-cost, accessible, and linguistically appropriate book title development model.

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Website

http://www.worlded.org

Organization Type

Non Profit

Headquarters

Boston, USA

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