Resources for the Blind, Inc.

Manila, Philippines   |   Non profit

Child with low vision/blindness learning to read braille

Project Name
Reading Beyond Sight

Location Implemented
Luzon, Visayas and Mindinao, Philippines

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

Organization Type
Non profit



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 a format accessible to them. This has limited their participation in annual school reading assessments and from using the supplemental reading materials provided by DepEd.

Solution
This project will provide 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 will also provide assistive technologies and training to the intervention schools.

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

Collaborators/Partners
Philippines’ Department of Education (DepEd)
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