Indigenous Communities Use Mobiles to Learn About Land Rights

Speeches Shim

Translating written legislation into indigenous languages that do not have an alphabet is clearly problematic and creates a significant barrier for indigenous communities to access information on laws relevant to them and their rights. Open Institute creatively tackled this challenge by developing an interactive voice response (IVR) system that individuals can use to listen to voice recordings in indigenous languages that can be accessed via a menu on a mobile phone (i.e. “to learn about..., press/say 1”).

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 7:00am

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