Landscape Analysis for the Accessible Digital Textbooks Implementation.

Jamaica Country Profile

ADT in Jamaica


This document was developed within the framework of the UNICEF Accessible Digital Textbooks for All (ADT) initiative, with the aim of providing an overview of the main contextual aspects affecting the implementation of this new learning tool in Jamaica. This country profile presents an analysis of the inclusive and digital education environment, addressing a range of relevant topics for the development, implementation, and sustainability of accessible digital textbooks.

The ADT initiative in Jamaica is a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Education and Youth (MOEY), UNICEF Jamaica, the UNICEF Regional Office for Latin America & the Caribbean and the technology partner BookFusion. The information shared in this document was collected through a series of questionnaires developed by UNICEF, which were answered with the support of the MOEY and the UNICEF country office, along with additional documentation review.

This country profile is organized into five main sections: (1) Regulation and inclusive education overview, (2) Teacher professional development and training in inclusive education, (3) Experience with accessible learning materials, (4) Information and Communications Technology (ICT), infrastructure and digital devices for learning and (5) Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats analysis (SWOT) for the implementation of accessible digital textbooks.