BIDYA: Digital and Accessible Library

Organizacion: Unión Nacional de Ciegos del Uruguay
Tipo de Organización: Civil Society
Año: 2016
Tipo de proyecto: Grant
Países: Uruguay

BIDYA seeks to act on some of the factors that affect the educational track of children, teenagers and young people with visual disabilities. Its goal is to offer tools that will favor their reinsertion and continuity in the formal education system, thus guaranteeing equal opportunities. The limited availability of study material in braille, audio, electronic, or extended character format is one of the greatest difficulties visually impaired students encounter in the educational system. BIDYA proposes the creation of a system for digitizing books and making them available online through a repository of books and other materials in various formats. The Digital and Accessible Library will allow universal access, regardless of geographic and physical barriers or mobility limitations.