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ACR GCD innovator Benetech advances as finalist for $10 million award to scale accessible reading platform

ACR GCD funding of Bookshare India project helps position edtech company for Macquarie Group award California-based inclusive edtech company Benetech is one of 12 finalists for a $10 million award that aims to address unmet social needs around the world. The prize, launched by the Australia-based banking and advisory firm Macquarie Group as part of its 50th anniversary, will award a total of $50 million to five of 12 organizations selected as finalists.

How a global community of innovators can embrace inclusive EdTech design for children with disabilities

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development urges global education audience at mEducation Alliance Symposium to incorporate accessibility features at the onset of EdTech development. One sentiment echoed several times through the great hall of the United States Institute of Peace on November 8, 2018: Digital does not mean accessible for children with disabilities.  

The Amazing Potential of Technology to Level the Playing Field in Global Education

It’s difficult to fathom that in our global interconnected world of information and technological advances, nearly a quarter of a billion children are not learning basic literacy and numeracy skills—whether in school or not. This mass learning deficit poses one of the world’s most daunting challenges, and yet seems ripe for technology-enabled solutions.