DAISY wins Prestigious International IT Award!

The DAISY project, a 2016 Zero Project Innovative Practice from Bangladesh, has been presented as a winner at the 2017 World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) prize ceremony.

The award was handed over to Mr Vashkar Bhattacharjee (National Consultant for Accessibility at a2i Program and Program Manager at YPSA) and Mr Kabir Bin Anwar (Project Director at a2i Program and Director General at Prime Minister’s Office in Bangladesh) at an award ceremony at the Headquarters of the United Nation’s International Telelcommunications Union (ITU) in Geneva.

With support from a2i’s Service Innovation Fund, Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee, who has visual impairments, along with Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) have transformed all regular textbooks into user-friendly “DAISY Multimedia Books” for all subjects from classes 1 to 10. These books can also be listened to and read by around 30% of the low-literate population using android and PC-based devices.

Congratulations to Mr Bhattacharjee, YPSA and everyone else involved in this great initiative! Find out more by reading the 2016 factsheet.