GDL languages

The GDL collects existing high quality open educational reading resources, and makes them available on web, mobile and for print. By the end of 2019 the Library will offer resources in at least 45 languages, and by end 2020 at least 100 languages.

The GDL currently offers content in 32 languages. 

Africa

  • Afaan Oromoo
  • Arabic
  • Bukusu
  • Gusii
  • Hadiyya
  • Hausa (Nigeria)
  • Kamba (Kenya)
  • Kinyarwanda
  • Kiswahili (Kenya)
  • Lingala
  • Pedi
  • Sesotho
  • Setswana
  • Shona
  • Sidamo
  • Somali (Ethiopia)
  • Tigrinya (Ethiopia)
  • Tshivenḓa
  • Wanga
  • Wolaytta
  • isiNdebele
  • seSewula
  • isiZulu
  • siSwati

Asia

  • Bahasa Indonesia
  • मराठी(Marathi)
  • हिंदी(Hindi)
  • বাঙালি(Bangla)
  • አማርኛ(Amharic)
  • ភាសាខ្មែរ(Khmer)

Other

  • Spanish (Spain)
  • English
  • French

Timeline for content and new languages

September 2019

  • 190 new titles from Room to Read(English)

October 2019

  • Portuguese
  • Telugu

November 2019(Asian Languages)

  • Awadhi
  • Bhojpuri
  • Dangaha Tharu
  • Doteli
  • Maithili
  • NepalBhasha
  • Nepali
  • Kalanguya
  • Boholano
  • Cebuano
  • Kagay-anon

 

 

Accessibility on the GDL platform

The GDL project will follow the principles of universal design and accessibility and will have a strong focus on making all content generally accessible, including for those with print disabilities, i.e. blindness or low vision, severe dyslexia, or mobility impairment.

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 covers a wide range of recommendations for making web content more accessible. GDL will follow these guidelines to secure that the content is accessible for all users. By following these guidelines one will also often make the web content more usable in general.