Call for Innovations: Sign On For Literacy Global Prize 2018

The All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development is now accepting submissions for the Sign On For Literacy Global Prize, a new competition to ensure all deaf children achieve literacy. The Sign On For Literacy global prize competition seeks to identify and support technology-based innovations to increase sign language and literacy outcomes for deaf children in low resource settings.

These innovations will assist parents, educators, communities, and governments in enhancing early childhood development outcomes, improving access to local sign languages, and increasing literacy outcomes of deaf children. The competition is led by ACR GCD in collaboration with the World Federation of the Deaf, the Nyle DiMarco Foundation, and Deaf Child Worldwide.


The ACR GCD partners are open to a range of solutions, including existing technologies, new technologies, or combinations of both. The focus of the competition is on finding technologies that enable the creation of resources to improve access to, and education in, local sign language for children who are Deaf in low-resource settings.