понедельник, 8 декабря 2014 г.

Из опыта Бангладеш



The awards Vashkar has received on behalf of YPSA in recognition of their accomplishments include:
National e-Content and ICT4D Champion Award 2010 for DAISY For All in Social Inclusion and participation categories
Manthan Award South Asia, awarded for DAISY for All in Bangladesh in the e-inclusion category
Innovation Grant by Access to Information Program (a2i) of the Prime Minister Office for DAISY book Production in 2013
'Youth Solutions! Technology for Skills and Employment', 2013, World bank and Microsoft Sri Lanka
ISIF Asia award for producing accessible reading materials for grades 1-10 students with a print disability through the DAISY standard. These books are now being uploaded into Jatiyo e-Tathyakosh
The article Accessible Books Consortium: Breaking Down Barriers to Accessibility in the April 2014 WIPO Magazine includes this quote from Vashkar:
"Building capacity in Bangladesh
Thanks to funds from the Government of Australia, the ABC is training staff at Young Power in Social Action (YPSA), a non-governmental organization based in Bangladesh, in accessible format publishing technologies to expand the range of educational materials available to print disabled students at the University of Chittagong. The initiative is 'a giant leap' notes YPSA's Vashkar Bhattacharjee. 'For the first time in the history of Bangladesh, we are making study materials available in accessible format [in Bengali] for visually impaired students studying in higher secondary level,' he said. Students are also very excited about the prospect of having access to a Bengali dictionary in accessible format in the near future."
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