Tag Archives: World Federation of the Deaf

Three innovators to field test solutions to improve literacy outcomes for deaf children in developing countries

Three innovations have risen to the top of a global competition to source technology solutions that increase access to local sign languages and advance language and literacy outcomes for deaf children in developing countries. Today, All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) is pleased to announce that eKitabu, Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Institute for the Deaf (RIT/NTID) and Manos Unidas will advance as finalists in our Sign On For Literacy prize competition.

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.  

Q&A with Deborah Backus, new project director of All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development

What interested you in the leadership role at All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD)? I like working on complex problems and finding ways to bring people together to solve them. Because of the All Children Reading Grand Challenge’s unrivaled platform enabling anyone with a great idea to address the critical global challenge of child illiteracy—and our firm commitment to creativity, innovation and partnerships—I believe there is no better place to focus my work.

All Children Reading Awards Innovators Increasing Access to Local Sign Languages and Improving Literacy Outcomes for Deaf Children

View press release in international sign here View press release in international sign for those with low vision here WASHINGTON, June 26, 2018 – All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) today announced the winners of the first phase of Sign On For Literacy, a global competition to source technology-based innovations that increase access to local sign languages and advance language and literacy outcomes among deaf children.

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development Unveils New Competition to Ensure All Deaf Children Achieve Literacy

Sign On For Literacy Prize Seeks to Identify and Support Technology-Based Solutions to Improve Literacy and Learning Outcomes for Deaf Children View press release in international sign here View press release in international sign for those with low vision here WASHINGTON and BUDAPEST, November 8, 2017 – All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) today announced the launch of Sign On For Literacy, a new global competition to invest in innovations that increase access to local sign languages and advance language and literacy outcomes for deaf children.