New accessibility guide released by sixteen-year old boy in Haryana, India

Kartikeya Thiyam Sundaram, author of the accessibility guide. Retrieved from India Today.

Kartikeya Thiyam Sundaram, author of the accessibility guide. Retrieved from India Today.

A sixteen-year-old student of GD Goenka world school in Haryana state, India, developed a manual to spread digital literacy in underserved communities. His achievement was supported by The Utsav Foundation, which is an NGO specialized in providing education for children and women in remote regions.

The content of the manual is available both in Hindi and English through a curriculum that includes basic the following main basic steps: handling a computer, using a mouse, typing, graphical user interface, file management, start and shut down processes. Additional illustrations and youtube videos were attached to explain the concepts using different resources.

Finally, the manual contains guidance and recommendations for teachers to deliver the course, as well as test papers to evaluate their students. According to the organization, encouraging students to embrace these values during their early years will most likely grow up being more involved in finding solutions to other social problems.

Source: India Today