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Implementation Examples

The following implementation examples demonstrate different models for the deployment of accessible digital content and tools in low and middle income contexts. They focus on examples where technology has played a role in the success of the project.

A teenage girl with glasses sits in front of her school desk. There is a publication in front of her. Implementation examples

DAISY textbooks in Montenegro

Providing reading materials in accessible formats for students with visual impairments or with reading difficulties.

  • Blind and low vision
  • Print disabilities
  • Read aloud
  • TTS (text-to-speech)
Student using Digischool solar powered laptop kit for the classroom Implementation examples

DigiSchool pilot: Uganda

Creating learning opportunities for students with disabilities in low resource environments.

  • Connectivity
  • Solar powered
  • Projector
  • Offline
  • Last mile
  • Low cost
  • Sign language
  • OCR (optical character recognition)
  • Uganda
A sign language interpreter stands in front of a green screen wearing a yellow jacket and signing. Text below her reads ‘Each story has a title, a body, questions, and a glossary for you to learn’. Implementation examples

eKitabu: Digital story time

eKitabu and the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development broadcast educational sign language video books on TV in Kenyan Sign Language during COVID-19.

  • Sign language
  • Storybooks
  • KSL (Kenyan sign language)
  • TV
  • Deaf and hard of hearing
  • COVID-19
  • Remote learning
A woman and young boy are using a tablet with the cboard application. It depicts a grid of colored tiles and symbols. Implementation examples

Giving every child a voice with Cboard

Cboard pilot is making AAC technology (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) free for children with speech and communication difficulties.

  • TTS (text-to-speech)
  • AAC (augmentative and alternative communication)
  • Autism
  • Speech and language
  • PWA (progressive web apps)
A group of children sit in a semi-circle talking and smiling. Four of the children are sitting in wheelchairs. Implementation examples

Leaving no child behind

The Al Hussein Society is running a rehabilitation and educational program to help children enter main stream schools.

  • Mainstream education
  • Inclusion
  • Preparation
Implementation examples

Special Olympics: the “Young Athletes at Home” campaign

Resources and sports equipment for parents to support inclusive exercise and play at home for children during COVID-19.

  • COVID-19
  • Inclusive sport
  • Inclusive play
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Motor impairments
  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills
A portable vegetable cart is decorated with sesame street characters, a dvd player, speakers and a tv. Children and their parents gather in an alley way in a urban area. They watch the TV intently. Implementation examples

Sesame Street India (Galli Galli Sim Sim)

Delivering content from Sesame street in innovative ways, leveraging low-cost solutions to reach children in urban slums.

  • Video
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Low-cost
  • Low-tech
  • Last mile
An early grade student learning how to use a Braille device in Lesotho Implementation examples

Lesotho literacy for young visually impaired persons

A training program for teachers and students to read and produce Braille educational materials.

  • Braille
  • Training of trainers
  • Blind and low vision students
The HandTalk virtual 3d sign language assistant translating a written text into Sign Language Implementation examples

HandTalk: Brazil

A virtual 3D sign language translator who makes websites more accessible for persons with hearing impairments

  • Virtual translator
  • Sign language
  • Website