USAID-funded Inclusive Education Project in Mali Adapts Braille EGRA
This is the first time the Early Grade Reading Assessment has been adapted to be used with braille
As part of a USAID-funded inclusive education project, Mali's local language, Bambara (also referred to as Bamanankan), has been translated into braille for primary school children with visual impairments. As a result, the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) was adapted to be used with braille for the first time. Children with visual impairments, who were previously excluded, will now be able to participate in this educational milestone! This work was led by Sightsavers and adapting the braille was a joint initiative involving the Université des Lettres et des Sciences in Bamako, the University of Birmingham in the UK, the Malian Union of the Blind, and Mali’s Ministry of Education.