Thursday, April 22, 2010

Chuskit Contest Now Accessible to the Print-Impaired People - Thanks to Inclusive Planet

Last week we extended the deadline of our 'Retell, Remix and Rejoice with Chuskit' contest to 10th May, 2010. After that, we wondered if we could make this contest accessible to more people and allow them to enter this contest as well as have an opportunity to create one more book for the world.

And that is where our friends at Inclusive Planet stepped in. Inclusive planet is a social venture with a very simple yet powerful agenda - to engage smart minds across the world to create scalable technology-led solutions to challenges faced by people with disabilities.

In a few days, we had created a Pratham Books channel, got our editor to write descriptions of the images so that people who could not see the image could read it and then the Inclusive Planet team patiently helped us set it all up on our channel. Their technical team has helped us load all the images on the page and the descriptive text has been embedded so that it can be read out by screenreaders.

Please pass on the message to anyone you may know who is print-impaired but would love to enter this contest. Thanks to Inclusive Planet, this is now possible!

The contest details can be found here.

(A big thank you to Simon Jacob, Ujjvala Ballal and the Inclusive Planet's technical team).

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