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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Literacy Bridge

Last September an organization called Literacy Bridge began operating as a Seattle-based non-profit, taking as its mission
    to empower children and adults with tools for knowledge sharing and literacy learning, as an effective means towards advancing education, health, economic development, democracy, and human rights
Literacy Bridge's major program is the Talking Book Project. The idea is to develop affordable digital audio technology that can become the delivery mechanism for:
  • Information — presented in oral rather than written form, so reading ability is not needed.

  • Literacy training — so that people in increasing numbers will gradually be equipped to make use of information in both oral and written form.
The initial Talking Book program will be carried out in Ghana, whose adult literacy rate was reported as 58% in 2004.

You can learn more about Literacy Bridge's work by watching the video below. It's the hour-long talk Executive Director Cliff Schmidt gave on January 8 to Google employees as one in Google's ongoing series of Tech Talks.


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