Software to build a Community Library
Just making a reading method for children in minortity language communities is not enough. They need books to read, many books! BLOOM software was recently selected as one of the three finalists in an "All Children Reading" software contest.
Bloom is a low-tech piece of sofware that helps with making books in any language. The website states:
- "Bloom dramatically lowers the bar, so that many more people can get involved in building a large collection of local language books. Bloom was designed with new computer users in mind, and it has special features to guide them in simple book making, so people need far less training than alternatives such as Word, Publisher, or In Design."
Bloom links to the The Art of Reading which gives you access to over 10,000 black & white illustrations from around the world.