Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf (RIT/NTID)

Rochester, New York, USA   |   University

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Project/Innovation Name
World Around You

Location Implemented

Sign On For Literacy

Prize Amount
Up to $250,000

Organization Website

Prize Competition Summary
The Sign On For Literacy prize sought technology-based innovations that increase literacy outcomes for deaf children in low resource settings by providing greater access to sign languages, early grade reading materials, and/or reading instruction by engaging families, schools and communities.

World Around You

Innovation Summary
The National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology will develop open source software that enables communities to create literacy content in their country’s local and national sign languages to be shared via an open-content digital library of folktales. These digital libraries will be viewable from any web browser, can be hosted locally on Linux-based computers and mobile devices, and remixed by individuals (including children) with simple text and video editing tools.

Philippine Federation of the Deaf, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde
World Around You Intro

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