TIC et éducation inclusive (Dico Sign_1.0)
Achieving inclusive education for the deaf and hard of hearing through the integration of ICT
Project start date : 28/05/2013
Beneficiary country : Burkina Faso
About the project
The software, called Dico Sign_1.0, is a didactic and educational tool that aims to help sign language (LdS) speakers to improve their communication.
Usage: when a word present in the database is typed then validated, the corresponding illustration appears and shows a filmed animation of the corresponding sign, as well as a drawing. A quiz has been integrated with Dico Sign_1.0 to make learning LdS more fun. The primary beneficiaries are deaf and hard of hearing learners, their parents, their teachers and pupils in inclusive schools. Other groups concerned are actors in the world of disability and anyone interested in this sign language.
The use of ICT makes it possible to improve the situation of people with disabilities and promotes the exercise of their human rights, such as rights to education and information. The CEFISE, through the promotion of the Dico Sign_1.0 software, ensures large-scale access to quality inclusive education, integration of the deaf and hard of hearing as well as people living with another disability.
The project is taking place in the Centre region in Ouagadougou. It is opening up to partner organisations (Schools of the Deaf) throughout Burkina Faso and the West African subregion.
The problem: Challenges of deafness, and especially the lack of communication due to deafness.
ICT enables innovation through educator training and facilitates learning for the target audience.
5 Full-Time equivalents
20 Service providers
Number of beneficiaries since launch