Thursday, August 5, 2004

Talking books used to help improve health care in Afghanistan - Computerworld

LeapPad talking books helping improve health care in Afghanistan <=this article is the kind of good news that i wish we heard about more often. Those of you who know me, know that i'm a technophile... it's not that I love the machines and their inner-workings, but I love it when technology allows us to communicate more effectively or improve life in some significant or fun way. And this project in Afghanistan is all of the above. Here's a blurb to pique your interest:
The US Department of Health and Human Services has teamed up with LeapFrog -- makers of the children's learning toy, the LeapPad -- to use the talking books as teaching aids for illiterate Afghan people, especially women. In a country where almost 80% of women cannot read, the 42-page interactive books provide health information about diet, pregnancy, sanitation, and other important topics [Click here to read more]

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