Multimedia Talking Book

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

In Bangladesh, a staggering 6 million-plus people are falling behind in society because of the unavailability of accessible learning materials.


With support from a2i’s Service Innovation Fund, the Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) – a local NGO led by a visually impaired project manager - has developed DAISY-standard accessible, printed and digital braille books based on the national curriculum, for students of grades 1 through 10. 


The Multimedia Talking Book is a standard digital platform providing digital multimedia books, e-books, and digital braille books for the primary and secondary levels, available for free to visually impaired persons in Bangladesh. Students can access the books on their own with just a click on their computers, mp3 players, or mobile phones without any assistance. They can even continue their studies outside the classroom.


Alongside a2i, with the technical support from DAISY Consortium, Accessible Books Consortium and WIPO, YPSA has already converted all 33 primary school textbooks and 72 secondary school textbooks to the DAISY standard. The Honorable Prime Minister hands out DAISY-standard books every year on Textbook Day (1st of January) to visually impaired students.


Multimedia Talking Books have raised the passing rate of visually impaired students to 74% in last year's Higher Secondary Exam. This has made primary and secondary education more inclusive (SDG 4. a), more accessible for all girls and boys (SDG 4.1), and contributed to improving their literacy and numeracy (SDG 4.6). 


a2i and YPSA are now working to foster the production of low-cost digital braille display books and DAISY low-cost DAISY multimedia book players locally.

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

In Bangladesh, a staggering 6 million-plus people are falling behind in society because of the unavailability of accessible learning materials.


With support from a2i’s Service Innovation Fund, the Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) – a local NGO led by a visually impaired project manager - has developed DAISY-standard accessible, printed and digital braille books based on the national curriculum, for students of grades 1 through 10. 


The Multimedia Talking Book is a standard digital platform providing digital multimedia books, e-books, and digital braille books for the primary and secondary levels, available for free to visually impaired persons in Bangladesh. Students can access the books on their own with just a click on their computers, mp3 players, or mobile phones without any assistance. They can even continue their studies outside the classroom.


Alongside a2i, with the technical support from DAISY Consortium, Accessible Books Consortium and WIPO, YPSA has already converted all 33 primary school textbooks and 72 secondary school textbooks to the DAISY standard. The Honorable Prime Minister hands out DAISY-standard books every year on Textbook Day (1st of January) to visually impaired students.


Multimedia Talking Books have raised the passing rate of visually impaired students to 74% in last year's Higher Secondary Exam. This has made primary and secondary education more inclusive (SDG 4. a), more accessible for all girls and boys (SDG 4.1), and contributed to improving their literacy and numeracy (SDG 4.6). 


a2i and YPSA are now working to foster the production of low-cost digital braille display books and DAISY low-cost DAISY multimedia book players locally.

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

In Bangladesh, a staggering 6 million-plus people are falling behind in society because of the unavailability of accessible learning materials.


With support from a2i’s Service Innovation Fund, the Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) – a local NGO led by a visually impaired project manager - has developed DAISY-standard accessible, printed and digital braille books based on the national curriculum, for students of grades 1 through 10. 


The Multimedia Talking Book is a standard digital platform providing digital multimedia books, e-books, and digital braille books for the primary and secondary levels, available for free to visually impaired persons in Bangladesh. Students can access the books on their own with just a click on their computers, mp3 players, or mobile phones without any assistance. They can even continue their studies outside the classroom.


Alongside a2i, with the technical support from DAISY Consortium, Accessible Books Consortium and WIPO, YPSA has already converted all 33 primary school textbooks and 72 secondary school textbooks to the DAISY standard. The Honorable Prime Minister hands out DAISY-standard books every year on Textbook Day (1st of January) to visually impaired students.


Multimedia Talking Books have raised the passing rate of visually impaired students to 74% in last year's Higher Secondary Exam. This has made primary and secondary education more inclusive (SDG 4. a), more accessible for all girls and boys (SDG 4.1), and contributed to improving their literacy and numeracy (SDG 4.6). 


a2i and YPSA are now working to foster the production of low-cost digital braille display books and DAISY low-cost DAISY multimedia book players locally.

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

In Bangladesh, a staggering 6 million-plus people are falling behind in society because of the unavailability of accessible learning materials.


With support from a2i’s Service Innovation Fund, the Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) – a local NGO led by a visually impaired project manager - has developed DAISY-standard accessible, printed and digital braille books based on the national curriculum, for students of grades 1 through 10. 


The Multimedia Talking Book is a standard digital platform providing digital multimedia books, e-books, and digital braille books for the primary and secondary levels, available for free to visually impaired persons in Bangladesh. Students can access the books on their own with just a click on their computers, mp3 players, or mobile phones without any assistance. They can even continue their studies outside the classroom.


Alongside a2i, with the technical support from DAISY Consortium, Accessible Books Consortium and WIPO, YPSA has already converted all 33 primary school textbooks and 72 secondary school textbooks to the DAISY standard. The Honorable Prime Minister hands out DAISY-standard books every year on Textbook Day (1st of January) to visually impaired students.


Multimedia Talking Books have raised the passing rate of visually impaired students to 74% in last year's Higher Secondary Exam. This has made primary and secondary education more inclusive (SDG 4. a), more accessible for all girls and boys (SDG 4.1), and contributed to improving their literacy and numeracy (SDG 4.6). 


a2i and YPSA are now working to foster the production of low-cost digital braille display books and DAISY low-cost DAISY multimedia book players locally.

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

In Bangladesh, a staggering 6 million-plus people are falling behind in society because of the unavailability of accessible learning materials.


With support from a2i’s Service Innovation Fund, the Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) – a local NGO led by a visually impaired project manager - has developed DAISY-standard accessible, printed and digital braille books based on the national curriculum, for students of grades 1 through 10. 


The Multimedia Talking Book is a standard digital platform providing digital multimedia books, e-books, and digital braille books for the primary and secondary levels, available for free to visually impaired persons in Bangladesh. Students can access the books on their own with just a click on their computers, mp3 players, or mobile phones without any assistance. They can even continue their studies outside the classroom.


Alongside a2i, with the technical support from DAISY Consortium, Accessible Books Consortium and WIPO, YPSA has already converted all 33 primary school textbooks and 72 secondary school textbooks to the DAISY standard. The Honorable Prime Minister hands out DAISY-standard books every year on Textbook Day (1st of January) to visually impaired students.


Multimedia Talking Books have raised the passing rate of visually impaired students to 74% in last year's Higher Secondary Exam. This has made primary and secondary education more inclusive (SDG 4. a), more accessible for all girls and boys (SDG 4.1), and contributed to improving their literacy and numeracy (SDG 4.6). 


a2i and YPSA are now working to foster the production of low-cost digital braille display books and DAISY low-cost DAISY multimedia book players locally.

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

In Bangladesh, a staggering 6 million-plus people are falling behind in society because of the unavailability of accessible learning materials.


With support from a2i’s Service Innovation Fund, the Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) – a local NGO led by a visually impaired project manager - has developed DAISY-standard accessible, printed and digital braille books based on the national curriculum, for students of grades 1 through 10. 


The Multimedia Talking Book is a standard digital platform providing digital multimedia books, e-books, and digital braille books for the primary and secondary levels, available for free to visually impaired persons in Bangladesh. Students can access the books on their own with just a click on their computers, mp3 players, or mobile phones without any assistance. They can even continue their studies outside the classroom.


Alongside a2i, with the technical support from DAISY Consortium, Accessible Books Consortium and WIPO, YPSA has already converted all 33 primary school textbooks and 72 secondary school textbooks to the DAISY standard. The Honorable Prime Minister hands out DAISY-standard books every year on Textbook Day (1st of January) to visually impaired students.


Multimedia Talking Books have raised the passing rate of visually impaired students to 74% in last year's Higher Secondary Exam. This has made primary and secondary education more inclusive (SDG 4. a), more accessible for all girls and boys (SDG 4.1), and contributed to improving their literacy and numeracy (SDG 4.6). 


a2i and YPSA are now working to foster the production of low-cost digital braille display books and DAISY low-cost DAISY multimedia book players locally.

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

In Bangladesh, a staggering 6 million-plus people are falling behind in society because of the unavailability of accessible learning materials.


With support from a2i’s Service Innovation Fund, the Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) – a local NGO led by a visually impaired project manager - has developed DAISY-standard accessible, printed and digital braille books based on the national curriculum, for students of grades 1 through 10. 


The Multimedia Talking Book is a standard digital platform providing digital multimedia books, e-books, and digital braille books for the primary and secondary levels, available for free to visually impaired persons in Bangladesh. Students can access the books on their own with just a click on their computers, mp3 players, or mobile phones without any assistance. They can even continue their studies outside the classroom.


Alongside a2i, with the technical support from DAISY Consortium, Accessible Books Consortium and WIPO, YPSA has already converted all 33 primary school textbooks and 72 secondary school textbooks to the DAISY standard. The Honorable Prime Minister hands out DAISY-standard books every year on Textbook Day (1st of January) to visually impaired students.


Multimedia Talking Books have raised the passing rate of visually impaired students to 74% in last year's Higher Secondary Exam. This has made primary and secondary education more inclusive (SDG 4. a), more accessible for all girls and boys (SDG 4.1), and contributed to improving their literacy and numeracy (SDG 4.6). 


a2i and YPSA are now working to foster the production of low-cost digital braille display books and DAISY low-cost DAISY multimedia book players locally.

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

In Bangladesh, a staggering 6 million-plus people are falling behind in society because of the unavailability of accessible learning materials.


With support from a2i’s Service Innovation Fund, the Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) – a local NGO led by a visually impaired project manager - has developed DAISY-standard accessible, printed and digital braille books based on the national curriculum, for students of grades 1 through 10. 


The Multimedia Talking Book is a standard digital platform providing digital multimedia books, e-books, and digital braille books for the primary and secondary levels, available for free to visually impaired persons in Bangladesh. Students can access the books on their own with just a click on their computers, mp3 players, or mobile phones without any assistance. They can even continue their studies outside the classroom.


Alongside a2i, with the technical support from DAISY Consortium, Accessible Books Consortium and WIPO, YPSA has already converted all 33 primary school textbooks and 72 secondary school textbooks to the DAISY standard. The Honorable Prime Minister hands out DAISY-standard books every year on Textbook Day (1st of January) to visually impaired students.


Multimedia Talking Books have raised the passing rate of visually impaired students to 74% in last year's Higher Secondary Exam. This has made primary and secondary education more inclusive (SDG 4. a), more accessible for all girls and boys (SDG 4.1), and contributed to improving their literacy and numeracy (SDG 4.6). 


a2i and YPSA are now working to foster the production of low-cost digital braille display books and DAISY low-cost DAISY multimedia book players locally.

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

In Bangladesh, a staggering 6 million-plus people are falling behind in society because of the unavailability of accessible learning materials.


With support from a2i’s Service Innovation Fund, the Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) – a local NGO led by a visually impaired project manager - has developed DAISY-standard accessible, printed and digital braille books based on the national curriculum, for students of grades 1 through 10. 


The Multimedia Talking Book is a standard digital platform providing digital multimedia books, e-books, and digital braille books for the primary and secondary levels, available for free to visually impaired persons in Bangladesh. Students can access the books on their own with just a click on their computers, mp3 players, or mobile phones without any assistance. They can even continue their studies outside the classroom.


Alongside a2i, with the technical support from DAISY Consortium, Accessible Books Consortium and WIPO, YPSA has already converted all 33 primary school textbooks and 72 secondary school textbooks to the DAISY standard. The Honorable Prime Minister hands out DAISY-standard books every year on Textbook Day (1st of January) to visually impaired students.


Multimedia Talking Books have raised the passing rate of visually impaired students to 74% in last year's Higher Secondary Exam. This has made primary and secondary education more inclusive (SDG 4. a), more accessible for all girls and boys (SDG 4.1), and contributed to improving their literacy and numeracy (SDG 4.6). 


a2i and YPSA are now working to foster the production of low-cost digital braille display books and DAISY low-cost DAISY multimedia book players locally.

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

In Bangladesh, a staggering 6 million-plus people are falling behind in society because of the unavailability of accessible learning materials.


With support from a2i’s Service Innovation Fund, the Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) – a local NGO led by a visually impaired project manager - has developed DAISY-standard accessible, printed and digital braille books based on the national curriculum, for students of grades 1 through 10. 


The Multimedia Talking Book is a standard digital platform providing digital multimedia books, e-books, and digital braille books for the primary and secondary levels, available for free to visually impaired persons in Bangladesh. Students can access the books on their own with just a click on their computers, mp3 players, or mobile phones without any assistance. They can even continue their studies outside the classroom.


Alongside a2i, with the technical support from DAISY Consortium, Accessible Books Consortium and WIPO, YPSA has already converted all 33 primary school textbooks and 72 secondary school textbooks to the DAISY standard. The Honorable Prime Minister hands out DAISY-standard books every year on Textbook Day (1st of January) to visually impaired students.


Multimedia Talking Books have raised the passing rate of visually impaired students to 74% in last year's Higher Secondary Exam. This has made primary and secondary education more inclusive (SDG 4. a), more accessible for all girls and boys (SDG 4.1), and contributed to improving their literacy and numeracy (SDG 4.6). 


a2i and YPSA are now working to foster the production of low-cost digital braille display books and DAISY low-cost DAISY multimedia book players locally.

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

In Bangladesh, a staggering 6 million-plus people are falling behind in society because of the unavailability of accessible learning materials.


With support from a2i’s Service Innovation Fund, the Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) – a local NGO led by a visually impaired project manager - has developed DAISY-standard accessible, printed and digital braille books based on the national curriculum, for students of grades 1 through 10. 


The Multimedia Talking Book is a standard digital platform providing digital multimedia books, e-books, and digital braille books for the primary and secondary levels, available for free to visually impaired persons in Bangladesh. Students can access the books on their own with just a click on their computers, mp3 players, or mobile phones without any assistance. They can even continue their studies outside the classroom.


Alongside a2i, with the technical support from DAISY Consortium, Accessible Books Consortium and WIPO, YPSA has already converted all 33 primary school textbooks and 72 secondary school textbooks to the DAISY standard. The Honorable Prime Minister hands out DAISY-standard books every year on Textbook Day (1st of January) to visually impaired students.


Multimedia Talking Books have raised the passing rate of visually impaired students to 74% in last year's Higher Secondary Exam. This has made primary and secondary education more inclusive (SDG 4. a), more accessible for all girls and boys (SDG 4.1), and contributed to improving their literacy and numeracy (SDG 4.6). 


a2i and YPSA are now working to foster the production of low-cost digital braille display books and DAISY low-cost DAISY multimedia book players locally.